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The Annie and Willie Foundation

Profile

Last Updated: 2016-05-28

At A Glance

The Annie and Willie Foundation

(formerly The Johnson Family Foundation)

1025 W. 1st St.

Winston-Salem, NC United States 27101

Telephone: (336) 725-4279

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Entertainment

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-01-31)

Assets: $1,017,897

Total giving: $66,000

EIN

320068817

Bridge Number

5592026192

Background

Established in 2003 in NC - Founded by the late Maya Angelou, a poet and author. She is best known for her series of autobiographies which focus on her childhood and early adulthood experiences. The first autobiography "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," was nominated for a National Book Award. Ms. Angelou received a Pulitzer Prize nomination for her volume of poetry, as well as she won three Grammy awards for her spoken word albums. In 2000, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Arts, and in 2008, she was awarded the Lincoln Medal.

Purpose and Activities

Scholarship awards for historically black colleges and universities.

Fields of Interest

Subjects
  • Education
  • Graduate and professional education
  • Health
  • Higher education
  • Medical education
  • Undergraduate education
  • University education
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • People of African descent

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-01-31

Assets: $1,017,897 (market value)

Expenditures: $71,224

Total giving: $66,000

Qualifying distributions: $67,825