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Alliss Educational Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-07-07

At A Glance

Alliss Educational Foundation

(formerly Charles and Ellora Alliss Educational Foundation)

P.O. Box 64713

Saint Paul, MN United States 55164-0713

Telephone: 6514668710

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $104,338,897

Total giving: $5,149,998





Additional Contact Information

Application address: c/o Sarah Godfrey, 101 E. 5th St., St. Paul, MN 55101; tel.: (651) 466-8710


Trust established in 1958 in MN - A veteran employee of the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company at Duluth and a company vice-president at the time of his death, Mr. Alliss left an estate of about $12 million. Half of the estate was left to Mrs. Alliss, and the remainder, except for $617,000 in bequests, was used for the establishment of the foundation "for the furtherance of the education of young people." When Mrs. Alliss died in 1966, the foundation received approximately $10 million from her estate

Purpose and Activities

Giving to further the education of young people by granting scholarships, fellowships, gifts, and awards; grants made in lump sums solely to institutions. Support of undergraduate aid programs administered by the grantee institutions and including the period of postgraduate study.

Fields of Interest

  • Education
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Graduate and professional education
  • Higher education
  • Secondary education
  • Undergraduate education
  • University education
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Adolescents
  • Catholics
  • Children and youth
  • Christians
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $104,338,897 (market value)

Expenditures: $6,209,692

Total giving: $5,149,998

Qualifying distributions: $5,364,464