Skip to main content Skip to footer

Profile Last Updated: 06/08/2020 Grant Information Last Updated: 08/26/2020

The Sherman Fairchild Foundation, Inc.

Fast-track your prospect research with a Professional plan upgrade.

Access lists of funders based on detailed search criteria and other features such as:

  • Maps and Charts
  • Funding Interests
  • Grant Information
  • Recipient Profiles
  • Applications/RFPs
  • Financials
  • Who's Who - Officers and Staff
  • News, Social Media and Publications


Purpose and Activities

Emphasis on higher education and fine arts and cultural institutions; some support for medical research and social welfare.


Incorporated in 1955 in NY - Founded by the late Sherman Fairchild, who was Chairman of Fairchild Camera and Instrument Company, manufacturers of semiconductor devices in a wide variety of applications, and a director of International Business Machines, a company founded by his father. Mr. Fairchild attended Harvard College, but his formal education was interrupted by illness. He later studied engineering at Columbia University. He left Columbia during World War I to build an aerial camera for the War Department. The foundation's current name was adopted in 1974.


The Sherman Fairchild Foundation, Inc.

Independent foundation




5454 Wisconsin Ave., Ste. 1205 Chevy Chase, MD United States 20815-6934

Contact Information

  • Telephone: 3019135990