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The Peter and Carmen Lucia Buck Foundation, Inc.


Last Updated: 2017-01-03

At A Glance

The Peter and Carmen Lucia Buck Foundation, Inc.

(also known as The PCLB Foundation)

157 E. 86th St., 5th Fl.

New York City, NY United States 10028-2175


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-06-30)

Assets: $427,912,536

Total giving: $491,576






Established in 1999 in CT - Founded in 1999 by Peter and Carmen Lucia Buck. Dr. Peter Buck worked as a nuclear physicist in the electric power industry, and is the co-founder of Subway Sandwiches.

Purpose and Activities

The purpose of the foundation is to enhance the quality of life through grants to charitable organizations. The foundation supports organizations in the following areas: 1) Education, with emphasis on charter schools, advocacy, and teacher/leader development; 2) Danbury Area, with emphasis on services for homeless and elderly in the Danbury, CT region; 3) Land Conservation, with emphasis on land conservation and smart growth in the Hudson River Valley; 4) Medical, with emphasis on patient services and pharmacy services in New York City's 5 boroughs; and 5) STEM & Scouts, with emphasis on out-of-school time learning experiences. .

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Program-Related Investment

The foundation has made a PRI in the form of a loan for the purchase of and the preservation from commercial and residential development of real property.

Fields of Interest

  • Education
  • Health
  • Human services
  • Land resources
  • Youth development
International Interests
  • Brazil
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-06-30

Assets: $427,912,536 (market value)

Gifts received: $41,301,381

Expenditures: $3,276,321

Total giving: $491,576

Qualifying distributions: $35,585,132

Estimated financial data for year ending 2015-06-30:

Assets: $427,912,536