The Rosenkranz Foundation was established by Robert Rosenkranz in 1985. Its focus is on public policy research, higher education, and the arts. In public policy, it has initiated the Intelligence Squared US series of debates in the United States, launching in September 2006, and has supported such think tanks as the Manhattan Institute and the American Enterprise Institute, and in London, Policy Exchange. In higher education, it has made several grants to Yale University, funding the creation of 20 new courses in scientific method and quantitative reasoning, endowing the Rosenkranz Writer-in-Residence program there, and underwriting the renovation of Rosenkranz Court in Pierson College. It also provides support for The Federalist Society, including sponsoring its Annual Rosenkranz Debate, and other initiatives to promote intellectual diversity in legal education. In art, it has sponsored major acquisitions, traveling exhibitions and scholarly catalogues at institutions such as the Smart Museum of Art, Chicago, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, donated a substantial collection of modern Chinese art to the Harvard University Art Museums and has helped fund the production of a series of books on the culture and civilization of China published by Yale University Press. The Rosenkranz Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation.