Fiep Westendorp Foundation

At her death, on 3 February 2003, Fiep Westendorp transferred the intellectual property rights of her entire oeuvre to a foundation: the Fiep Westendorp Foundation (FWF). Its core mission is to bring joy to the lives of children, especially those who could use little more of it. In this way it fulfils a heartfelt wish of Fiep Westendorp. It pursues its mission primarily by making use of Fiep’s illustrations.

The FWF also supports other projects and initiatives designed to develop artistic sensitivity in children, and has established a Fiep Westendorp grant for promising young illustrators.