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Rita Allen Foundation, Inc.


Last Updated: 2016-08-16

At A Glance

Rita Allen Foundation, Inc.

92 Nassau St., 3rd Fl.

Princeton, NJ United States 08542-4530

Telephone: (609) 683-8010


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2013-12-31)

Assets: $167,428,614

Total giving: $5,678,210






Incorporated in 1953 in New York, NY

Purpose and Activities

The foundation invests in transformative ideas in their earliest stages to leverage their growth and promote breakthrough solutions to significant problems. It enables early-career biomedical scholars to do pioneering research, seeds innovative approaches to fostering informed civic engagement, and develops knowledge and networks to build the effectiveness of the philanthropic sector. Throughout its work, the foundation embraces collaboration, creativity, learning and leadership.

Fields of Interest

  • Biology
  • Biomedicine
  • Civic participation
  • Foundations
  • Health
  • Information and media literacy
  • Investigative journalism
  • Medical specialties
  • Nonprofits
  • Philanthropy and public policy
  • Public integrity
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2013-12-31

Assets: $167,428,614 (market value)

Expenditures: $7,687,429

Total giving: $5,678,210

Qualifying distributions: $7,228,162

Giving activities include:

$5,678,210 for 109 grants (high: $200,000; low: $40)

$113,578 for 2 foundation-administered programs