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The Achelis and Bodman Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-06-10

At A Glance

The Achelis and Bodman Foundation

767 3rd Ave., 4th Fl.

New York City, NY United States 10017-9029

Telephone: (212) 644-0322


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $41,817,931

Total giving: $1,990,000






Incorporated in 1940 in NY

Purpose and Activities

Giving for some social services including child welfare and disconnected youth, the disabled, substance abusers, ex-offenders and veterans. Education giving includes a preference for K-12 school reform, school choice, and charter schools rather than nonprofits that provide direct services in public schools. The foundation also makes grants to large arts and cultural institutions in New York City. Other interests include voluntarism, entrepreneurship, employment, strengthening the two-parent family, marriage, fatherhood (and father absence), programs that promote self-help and self-reliance, faith-based programs, and prevention and early intervention. The foundation prefers programs that emphasize measurable participant outcomes and program results, innovations and new cost-saving approaches, consumer choice, and parental involvement. In 2015, The Achelis Foundation and The Bodman Foundation merged to become The Achelis and Bodman Foundation.

Fields of Interest

  • Alcoholism
  • Basic and emergency aid
  • Child welfare
  • Crime prevention
  • Diseases and conditions
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Family services
  • Health care financing
  • Humanities
  • International development
  • Prison alternatives
  • Public policy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Religion
  • Substance abuse prevention
  • Welfare
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Adolescents
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Ex-offenders
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Offenders
  • Parents
  • People with disabilities
  • People with physical disabilities
  • Students
  • Substance abusers
  • Veterans

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $41,817,931 (market value)

Gifts received: $1,188,457

Expenditures: $2,427,385

Total giving: $1,990,000

Qualifying distributions: $2,150,452