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Besser Foundation

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Last Updated: 2016-07-28

At A Glance

Besser Foundation

123 N. 2nd Ave., Ste. 3

Alpena, MI United States 49707-2801

Telephone: (989) 354-4722

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $19,151,362

Total giving: $938,519

EIN

386071938

BRIDGE Number

3299424278

Background

Incorporated in 1944 in MI

Purpose and Activities

Grants primarily to local schools and colleges and health and social service agencies; giving also to Africare for projects in underdeveloped nations in Africa. In addition, the foundation partially supports the Jesse Besser Museum, a local historical and art museum.

Program Area(s)

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

Program-Related Investment

The foundation generally does not make PRIs.

Fields of Interest

Subjects
  • Arts and culture
  • Child welfare
  • Education
  • Human services
  • Museums
  • Philanthropy
  • Youth development
  • Youth services
Population Groups
  • Children and youth

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $19,151,362 (market value)

Expenditures: $1,050,103

Total giving: $938,519

Qualifying distributions: $992,603