2000 Ave. of the Stars, Ste. 1000
Los Angeles, CA United States 90067-4704
Telephone: (310) 209-4560
Type of Grantmaker
- Celebrity: Business
- Family foundation
Established in 1989 in PA - Founded by the late Walter H. Annenberg, the Annenberg Foundation is a family foundation established in 1989. He was president, and subsequently, chairman of the Board, of Triangle Publications, which included TV Guide and Seventeen Magazine, as well as radio and TV stations nation-wide.The Annenberg Foundation was established with $1.2 billion, one third of the assets from the sale of Triangle Publications.Upon Walter H. Annenberg's death in 2002, his wife Leonore assumed leadership of the foundation. In March, 2009, Leonore passed away, leaving the foundation's leadership to Wallis Annenberg and three of her children: Lauren Bon, Gregory Annenberg Weingarten and Charles Annenberg Weingarten. At their direction, the foundation has evolved from a traditional grantmaking institution to one that is also directly involved in the community with its unique charitable activities through which large-scale solutions to systemic problems are pursued.