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The Batten Foundation

Profile

Last Updated: 2016-01-31

At A Glance

The Batten Foundation

P.O. Box 3310

Norfolk, VA United States 23514-3310

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Business

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2013-12-31)

Assets: $33,829,160

Total giving: $1,405,000

EIN

541451569

BRIDGE Number

6683724300

Background

Established in 1988 in VA - Founded by the late Frank Batten, a communications entrepreneur who co-founded the cable station, "The Weather Channel" as well as Landmark Communications, a privately held media company known for its ethical conduct.

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for a public library.

Fields of Interest

Subjects
  • Disaster relief
  • Disasters and emergency management
  • Education
  • Information and Communications
  • Libraries
  • Public libraries
  • Public safety
Population Groups
  • Victims and oppressed people
  • Victims of disaster

Financial Data

Year ended 2013-12-31

Assets: $33,829,160 (market value)

Gifts received: $5,001,694

Expenditures: $1,833,600

Total giving: $1,405,000

Qualifying distributions: $1,405,000

Giving activities include:

$1,405,000 for 1 grant