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The Russell Berrie Foundation


Last profile update: 04/15/2018
Last grant data update: 05/30/2018

At A Glance

The Russell Berrie Foundation

300 Frank W. Burr Blvd., Bldg. East, 7th Fl.

Teaneck, NJ United States 07666-6704

Telephone: (201) 928-1880


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor






Established in 1985 in NJ - Founded by the late Russ Berrie, who established the Russ Berrie and Company, Inc. (now known as Kid Brands, Inc.) which designs, manufactures and markets a variety of gift products to retail stores. Berrie's gift of $1 million helped make possible "The Angelica and Russ Berrie Center for Performing Arts" center at Ramapo College, NJ.

Purpose and Activities

The foundation as created to express the values and passions of Russell Berrie through social investments in innovative ideas designed to: 1) Promote the continuity and enrichment of Jewish communal life; 2) Support advances in medicine focusing on diabetes and humanism in medicine; 3) Fostering the spirit of religious understanding and pluralism; 4) Recognizing individuals who have made a significant difference to the lives of others; 5) Elevating the profession of sales; and 6) Raising the awareness of terrorism and promoting its prevention.