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Clara Elizabeth Jackson Carter Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-02-01

At A Glance

Clara Elizabeth Jackson Carter Foundation

4206 Decatur St.

Hyattsville, MD United States 20781-2127

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Entertainment; Other

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2013-12-31)

Assets: $1,563,155

Total giving: $83,000






Established in 1989 in MD and DE; funded in 1990 - Founded by William Henry "Bill" Cosby, Jr. and his wife Camille Olivia Cosby. Bill Cosby is a comedian, actor, author, television producer, musician and activist. He had the starring role in the 1960s action show, "I Spy," for which he won three consecutive Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. In the 1970s, he appeared in such films as "Uptown Saturday Night" and "Let's Do It Again," while he created the educational cartoon series "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids." During the 1980s, he produced and starred in "The Cosby Show," which won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series in 1985 and an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series in 1984. He also produced the sitcom, "A Different World," which became second to "The Cosby Show" in ratings. In 2003, Mr. Cosby was awarded the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award for his contributions to television.

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily to help foster educational programs at historically black colleges and universities.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Community and economic development
  • Education
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Ethnic museums
  • Human rights
  • Human services
  • Humanities
  • Literature and writing
  • Mathematics
  • Museums
  • Science
  • STEM education
  • Youth development
  • Youth mentoring
Population Groups
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Female adolescents
  • Female children and youth
  • Females
  • Low-income and poor people
  • People of African descent

Financial Data

Year ended 2013-12-31

Assets: $1,563,155 (market value)

Expenditures: $190,359

Total giving: $83,000

Qualifying distributions: $186,967