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James Graham Brown Foundation, Inc.


Last Updated: 2016-06-06

At A Glance

James Graham Brown Foundation, Inc.

4350 Brownsboro Rd., Ste. 200

Louisville, KY United States 40207-1681

Telephone: (502) 896-2440


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $355,219,365

Total giving: $3,989,548





Additional Contact Information

Additional tel.: (866) 896-5423. E-mail for Mason B. Rummel:


Trust established in 1943 in KY; incorporated in 1954 - James Graham Brown was a Louisville hotel owner and holder of vast timberlands, and Agnes Brown Duggan was his sister. Upon his death in 1969, Mr. Brown willed almost all of his estate to the foundation. In accordance with the terms of Mr. Brown's will, a substantial part of the foundation's available funds and assets are used to make grants to projects that promote the well-being of the citizens of the city of Louisville and the state of Kentucky in matters of business, education, health, and general welfare and advancement

Purpose and Activities

Giving for higher education, civic organizations, community and economic development, human service organizations, culture and humanities, and health.

Fields of Interest

  • Education
  • Health
  • Higher education
  • Historic preservation
  • Human services
  • Museums
  • Sustainable development
  • Urban development
  • Youth services
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $355,219,365 (market value)

Expenditures: $4,267,582

Total giving: $3,989,548

Qualifying distributions: $14,748,011