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The ALSAM Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-06-06

At A Glance

The ALSAM Foundation

6190 S. Moffat Farm Ln.

Salt Lake City, UT United States 84121-1793

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $171,223,094

Total giving: $3,869,730




Established in 1984 - Founded by L. S. Skaggs, retired chairman of American Stores. His family started the grocery and drug store chain, the origins of Safeway. The chain included Acme Markets, Jewel Food Stores, Osco Drugs, Sav-On and Alpha Beta.

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for education, medical research, human services, and Catholic agencies and charities.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Program-Related Investment

The foundation has made a PRI in the form of a loan to a Roman Catholic Diocese to fund the building of a new Roman Catholic High School in San Diego, CA. The foundation will approve a PRI in the form of a loan to an educational organization in Logan, Utah.

Fields of Interest

  • Catholicism
  • Diseases and conditions
  • Education
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Food aid
  • Homeless services
  • Housing development
  • Human services
  • Nonprofits
  • Religion
  • Science
  • Tribal and indigenous religions
  • Unknown or not classified
  • Wildlife biodiversity
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • American Indians
  • Catholics
  • Children and youth
  • Christians
  • Ethnic and racial groups
  • Homeless people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • People of Latin American descent
  • Students
  • Catholic institutions
  • Public charities

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $171,223,094 (market value)

Gifts received: $5,000

Expenditures: $5,077,067

Total giving: $3,869,730

Qualifying distributions: $4,369,006