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Lee and Ramona Bass Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-06-04

At A Glance

Lee and Ramona Bass Foundation

309 Main St.

Fort Worth, TX United States 76102-4006

Telephone: (817) 336-0494


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $55,040,986

Total giving: $3,025,000






Established in 1994 in TX - Founded by Mr. and Mrs. Lee M. Bass. Mr. Bass is President of Lee M. Bass Inc., an energy and natural resources business.

Purpose and Activities

The foundation funds grants in the following categories: 1) Schools, colleges and universities within Texas, with emphasis placed upon faculty development and liberal arts programs. 2) Community programs and projects, particularly related to the arts and the environment, such as museums, zoos, and educational/research institutions. 3) National and regional conservation programs .

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Community and economic development
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Higher education
  • Natural resources
  • University education
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Christians
  • Protestants
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $55,040,986 (market value)

Expenditures: $3,163,174

Total giving: $3,025,000

Qualifying distributions: $3,105,975

Giving activities include:

$3,025,000 for 10 grants (high: $1,000,000; low: $50,000)