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The Brinson Foundation

Profile

Last Updated: 2016-12-14

At A Glance

The Brinson Foundation

737 N. Michigan Ave., Ste. 1850

Chicago, IL United States 60611-6707

Telephone: (312) 799-4500

URL: www.brinsonfoundation.org

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-12-31)

Assets: $97,554,831

Total giving: $4,147,400

EIN

680656415

BRIDGE Number

8439212743

Background

Established in 2000 in IL. Grantmaking operations commenced in the spring of 2001. - See Founder's Statement on foundation web site.

Purpose and Activities

The Brinson Foundation is a privately funded philanthropic organization that provides an opportunity to focus our family’s common interests in encouraging personal initiative, advancing individual freedoms and liberties and positively contributing to society in the areas of education and scientific research.

Fields of Interest

Subjects
  • Diseases and conditions
  • Education
  • Physical and earth sciences
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Adolescents
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students
Organizations
  • Public charities

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-12-31

Assets: $97,554,831 (market value)

Gifts received: $200,000

Expenditures: $5,479,749

Total giving: $4,147,400

Qualifying distributions: $4,891,308

Giving activities include:

$4,147,400 for 150 grants (high: $100,000; low: $200)

Estimated financial data for year ending 2014-12-31:

Grants: $4,148,500