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Axe-Houghton Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-07-22

At A Glance

Axe-Houghton Foundation

55 Walls Dr., 3rd. Fl.

Fairfield, CT United States 06824-5163

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-02-28)

Assets: $7,837,879

Total giving: $299,500






Incorporated in 1965 in NY - The foundation was created from a bequest under the will of Emerson W. Axe

Purpose and Activities

Giving to foster and encourage an appreciation of the English language, with major emphasis on the spoken language. Priority is given to projects for the improvement of speech and its uses in the areas of public affairs, education, theater, poetry, debate, and the oral interpretation of literature. A portion of available funds may be devoted to speech remediation.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Higher education
  • Humanities
  • Linguistics
  • Literature and writing
  • Opera
  • Performing arts
  • Performing arts education
  • Public libraries
  • Television
  • Theater
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-02-28

Assets: $7,837,879 (market value)

Expenditures: $383,410

Total giving: $299,500

Qualifying distributions: $342,997