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Barra Foundation, Inc.


Last Updated: 2016-05-11

At A Glance

Barra Foundation, Inc.

200 W. Lancaster Ave., Ste. 202

Wayne, PA United States 19087-4046

Telephone: (610) 964-7601


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $97,152,245

Total giving: $4,310,005



Bridge Number


Additional Contact Information

E-mail address for Kristi Poling, Prog. Off.:; e-mail address for Kate Houstoun, Prog. Off.:; e-mail address for Stephanie Mullen, Admin. Asst.:


Incorporated in 1963 in DE

Purpose and Activities

The foundation seeks to support and encourage innovation, a key element to discovering new and more effective ways to serve the ever-changing needs in communities. It funds organizations and projects that enable the foundation to achieve greater social impact in the Philadelphia five-county region through strategic grantmaking in the areas of arts and culture, education, health, and human services. The foundation pursues two goals in its grantmaking: 1) to advance the health, education, well-being, achievement, and life prospects of low-income, underserved individuals and communities, and 2) to enrich the quality of life for all by promoting the sustainability of a vibrant arts and cultural community.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Education
  • Human services
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $97,152,245 (market value)

Gifts received: $1,186,513

Expenditures: $5,067,256

Total giving: $4,310,005

Qualifying distributions: $4,887,133