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The Donald Bren Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-02-11

At A Glance

The Donald Bren Foundation

P.O. Box 3090

Newport Beach, CA United States 92658-3090

Telephone: 9497203400

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Business; Politics; Sports

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-11-30)

Assets: $137,455,111

Total giving: $570,000






Established in 1986 in CA - Founded by Donald L. Bren, a successful California real estate investor and developer, and Chairman of the Irvine Company. The Bren Events Center, the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences, and the Donald Bren Hall, all of which are located at The University of California, Irvine, are named in his honor

Fields of Interest

  • Diseases and conditions
  • Education
  • Education services
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Gifted education
  • Higher education
  • Out-of-school learning
  • Philanthropy
  • Public affairs
  • Public policy
  • Social sciences
  • University education
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Ethnic and racial groups
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-11-30

Assets: $137,455,111 (market value)

Expenditures: $1,059,598

Total giving: $570,000

Qualifying distributions: $600,768