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The Bodman Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-05-10

At A Glance

The Bodman Foundation

767 3rd Ave., 4th Fl.

New York City, NY United States 10017-2023

Telephone: (212) 644-0322


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $68,318,270

Total giving: $2,199,000






Incorporated in 1945 in NJ

Purpose and Activities

Support largely for poor and disconnected youth; K-12 education, with preference for school reform projects, charter schools, and school choice programs rather than nonprofits that provide direct services in public schools; arts and cultural programs in New York City and northern New Jersey; medical research. Other interests include voluntarism, entrepreneurship, strengthening the two-parent family, fatherhood (and father absence), promoting the institution of marriage, job training and placement, faith-based programs, prevention and early intervention, and measurable participant outcomes and program results, parent involvement, consumer choice, and innovation and cost-saving approaches .In 2015, The Achelis Foundation and The Bodman Foundation merged to become The Achelis and Bodman Foundation.

Fields of Interest

  • Adolescent parenting
  • Arts and culture
  • Child welfare
  • Diseases and conditions
  • Education
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Employment
  • Family services
  • Health care financing
  • Public policy
  • Substance abuse prevention
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Adolescent parents
  • Adolescents
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Incarcerated people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Military personnel
  • Parents
  • People with disabilities
  • People with physical disabilities
  • Students
  • Substance abusers

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $68,318,270 (market value)

Expenditures: $2,785,263

Total giving: $2,199,000

Qualifying distributions: $2,492,254