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Argyros Family Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-02-15

At A Glance

Argyros Family Foundation

(formerly The Argyros Foundation)

949 S. Coast Dr., No. 600

Costa Mesa, CA United States 92626-7734

Telephone: (714) 481-5000

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Business; Politics

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-07-31)

Assets: $138,817,966

Total giving: $18,460,864






Established in 1979 in CA - Founded by George L. Argyros, a successful real estate developer. He is also the former United States Ambassador to Spain and former owner of the Seattle Mariners baseball team

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily to arts and cultural programs, education, health care, youth development, and human services.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Child welfare
  • Education
  • Eye diseases
  • Marine science
  • Youth organizing
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-07-31

Assets: $138,817,966 (market value)

Gifts received: $22,349,537

Expenditures: $19,165,883

Total giving: $18,460,864

Qualifying distributions: $18,607,250

Giving activities include:

$18,460,864 for 104 grants (high: $2,116,000; low: $500)