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The Isabel Allende Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-02-10

At A Glance

The Isabel Allende Foundation

116 Caledonia St.

Sausalito, CA United States 94965-1925

Telephone: (415) 289-0992


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Entertainment
  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-11-30)

Assets: $10,402,444

Total giving: $811,146





Additional Contact Information

Tel. for Lori Barra: (415) 332-1313; E-mail:


Established in 1996 in CA - Founded by Isabel Allende, a Chilean-American novelist who is known for such books as "The House of Spirits," her young adult novel "City of Beasts," "The Island Beneath the Sea," and her memoir "Paula" which is a tribute to Ms. Allende's daughter, the late Paula Frias Allende whom The Isabel Allende Foundation pays homage to. Allende has written many other books in addition to these, and among her numerous awards and prizes, she is a recipient of the 1996 Hispanic Heritage Award in Literature, the 1998 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, the 2010 Chilean National Prize for Literature, and the 2011 Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award. In 2014, Allende received an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters from Harvard University for her contributions to literature.

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily to organizations whose missions are to provide women and girls with reproductive self-determination, healthcare, education, and protection from violence, exploitation and/or discrimination .

Fields of Interest

  • Domestic violence
  • Education
  • Women's services
  • Youth development
International Interests
  • Chile
Population Groups
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Female children and youth
  • Females
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Victims and oppressed people
  • Victims of crime and abuse

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-11-30

Assets: $10,402,444 (market value)

Gifts received: $490,986

Expenditures: $1,135,170

Total giving: $811,146

Qualifying distributions: $1,046,270

Giving activities include:

$811,146 for 81 grants (high: $85,000; low: $100)