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The Legler Benbough Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-08-02

At A Glance

The Legler Benbough Foundation

2550 5th Ave., Ste. 712

San Diego, CA United States 92103-6622

Telephone: (619) 235-8099


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $28,101,280

Total giving: $4,617,560






Established in 1985 in CA

Purpose and Activities

Giving to: 1) provide economic opportunity through the funding of the research institutions located around the University of California at San Diego and within the university itself; 2) provide cultural opportunity through funding the Institutions located in Balboa Park and; 3) provide opportunity in health, education and welfare through funding of organizations and programs in the Diamond Neighborhoods of San Diego. .

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Balboa Park Cultural Partnership

A consortium of the museums in Balboa Park to address common issues.

Program-Related Investment

Historically, the foundation has made a PRI in the form of an unsecured promissory note to a San Diego, CA, based operating foundation that focuses on neighborhood improvement and better employment opportunity.

San Diego Center for Ethics in Science and Technology

To address ethical issues arising out of changes in technology.

San Diego Neighborhood Funders

A collaboration of local funders to address issues in the Diamond Neighborhoods of San Diego.

Fields of Interest

  • Child welfare
  • Community and economic development
  • Diseases and conditions
  • Education
  • Health
  • Museums
  • Youth development
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $28,101,280 (market value)

Expenditures: $5,322,283

Total giving: $4,617,560

Qualifying distributions: $4,805,601