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The Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation, Inc.


Last profile update: 05/06/2017
Last grant data update: 06/15/2018

At A Glance

The Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation, Inc.

1 South St, 2950

Baltimore, MD United States 21202-3298

Telephone: (410) 347-7201


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor






Incorporated in 1957 in MD - Founded by the late Jacob Blaustein and his wife, Hilda. In 1910, Jacob and his father, Louis Blaustein founded American Oil. The company gained national recognition for innovations such as one of the first drive-in gas stations, the first gasoline pump to show the motorist the amount of fuel received and the original antiknock gasoline that permitted the development of the high-compression engine. In 1954, American Oil merged with Standard Oil of Indiana, and American Trading and Production Corporation and the Blaustein family became major stockholders. Standard Oil of Indiana changed its name to AMOCO Corporation in 1985 and, in 1998 merged with British Petroleum to form BP Amoco. Hilda Blaustein was a trustee of the Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, the United Nations Association of Maryland, and the Women's Advertising Club of Baltimore

Purpose and Activities

The foundation promotes social justice and human rights through its five program areas: Jewish life, strengthening Israeli democracy, health and mental health, educational opportunity, and human rights. The foundation supports organizations that promote systematic change; involve constituents in planning and decision making; encourage volunteer and professional development; and engage in ongoing program evaluation.