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Marguerite Casey Foundation

Profile

Last Updated: 2016-09-09

At A Glance

Marguerite Casey Foundation

(formerly Casey Family Grants Program)

1425 4th Ave., Ste. 900

Seattle, WA United States 98101-2222

Telephone: (206) 691-3134

URL: www.caseygrants.org

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Politics

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $714,753,209

Total giving: $23,502,639

EIN

912062197

BRIDGE Number

4932527961

Additional Contact Information

TTY: (206) 273-7395

Background

Established in 2001 in WA - Marguerite Casey was born in Seattle, Washington on Sept. 5, 1900, the only daughter and last of four children to Henry J. and Annie E. Casey. Like her brother Jim, the founder of United Parcel Service, Marguerite Casey believed deeply in the importance of family, and spent much of her adult life working to create opportunities for families and communities to succeed and thrive. In 1948 Marguerite and her three brothers established the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Almost two decades later, Jim Casey's interest in long-term foster care led him to establish Casey Family Programs (1966) in the family's home town of Seattle. Sharing her brother's passion and vision for improving the foster care system, Marguerite served as a board member for Casey Family Programs from 1966-1971. Marguerite Casey Foundation was officially created by Casey Family Programs in Oct. of 2001 to help expand Casey's outreach. The grantmaker is a signatory to Philanthropy’s Promise, an initiative of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP). By signing on, the grantmaker has committed to allocating the majority of its grantmaking dollars to marginalized communities and at least 25 percent to social justice strategies, such as advocacy, community organizing, and civic engagement

Purpose and Activities

The foundation makes grants that encourage low-income families to strengthen their voices and mobilize their communities in order to build a more just and equitable society for all. Its grantmaking is informed and guided by the following goals and objectives: engage low-income parents in efforts to improve conditions for their families, connect grantee organizations within and across regions and disciplines for movement-building, and enhance the capacity and effectiveness of cornerstone organizations in low-income communities. The grantmaking is focused on three areas: education, advocacy and activism.

Program Area(s)

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

Matching Gifts

The foundation matches the monetary gifts of its employees to charitable organizations.

Fields of Interest

Subjects
  • Child welfare
  • Community and economic development
  • Economic development
  • Family services
  • Youth development
Population Groups
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Ethnic and racial groups
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Parents
  • People with disabilities

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $714,753,209 (market value)

Expenditures: $33,666,514

Total giving: $23,502,639

Qualifying distributions: $30,317,722

Giving activities include:

$23,502,639 for 296 grants (high: $1,500,000; low: $200)

$1,378,377 for 2 foundation-administered programs