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AEL Foundation


Last profile update: 10/04/2017
Last grant data update: 11/07/2017

At A Glance

AEL Foundation

(also known as The Amanda Foundation)

101 Ygnacio Valley Rd., Ste. 310

Walnut Creek, CA United States 94596-7018

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Entertainment






Established in 1995 in CA - Founded by George W. Lucas, Jr. a film director and producer who is the founder of Lucasfilm. Lucas is best-known for producing, directing, and writing the screenplay for the 1977 film “Star Wars” and three of its prequels: “The Phantom Menace,” “Attack of the Clones” and “Revenge of the Sith.” He also wrote the screenplays for “The Empire Strikes Back,” “Return of the Jedi,” and the Indiana Jones movies. Lucas also founded the Academy Award-winning motion picture visual effects company Industrial Light & Magic. Lucasfilm was sold to The Walt Disney Company in 2012. George Lucas has committed to The Giving Pledge, and has pledged to give away at least half of his wealth to philanthropy