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The William Bingham Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-02-09

At A Glance

The William Bingham Foundation

1111 Superior Ave., Ste. 700

Cleveland, OH United States 44114-2540

Telephone: (216) 344-5200


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2013-12-31)

Assets: $18,399,940

Total giving: $773,578





Additional Contact Information

Additional contact: Daniel L. Horn, Secy., tel.: (216) 781-7800, e-mail:


Incorporated in 1955 in OH - Ms. Elizabeth Bingham Blossom established the foundation in memory of her brother, William Bingham, II, as a means of continuing the philanthropic tradition of the family. The foundation's grantmaking initially focused principally on educational, cultural, and health and welfare organizations in the Cleveland, OH, area. In 1977, the trustees, who are all descendants of the founder, broadened the foundation's objectives to include grantees outside the Cleveland area and less traditional programs

Purpose and Activities

The foundation furthers the philanthropic intent of its founder, Elizabeth Bingham Blossom. It supports organizations in the fields of education, science, health and human services, and the arts. It works for a world that is environmentally self-sustaining; seeks to strengthen civil society and its institutions; educates family members and others in the values and practice of philanthropy, community service, and stewardship; and it seeks to build a sense of community.

Fields of Interest

  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Human services
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2013-12-31

Assets: $18,399,940 (market value)

Expenditures: $1,183,534

Total giving: $773,578

Qualifying distributions: $964,866

Giving activities include:

$773,578 for 26 grants (high: $65,000; low: $444)