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The Chaim Schwartz Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-02-04

At A Glance

The Chaim Schwartz Foundation

69 Olmsted Road, 109

Stanford, CA United States 94305-7191


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2012-12-31)

Assets: $348,850

Total giving: $17,000





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Established in 2004 in VT - Chaim Schwartz was a poet, Yiddishist and social activist. He was born in 1903 in Berezin, near Minsk (now Belarus). He left in 1920 and, after sojourns in Poland and Mexico, joined his family in St. Louis, Missouri in 1921. After a brief stint of factory work, he became a wallpaper hanger. While in St. Louis he became active in both cultural and political movements. The Chaim Schwartz Foundation was created upon the death of his daughter, Sandra Schwartz Tangri, to carry on his life work of preserving and studying Yiddish language, culture, theater and art

Purpose and Activities

Giving for the preservation and study of Yiddish language, culture, theater and art.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Education
  • Religion

Financial Data

Year ended 2012-12-31

Assets: $348,850 (market value)

Expenditures: $22,695

Total giving: $17,000

Qualifying distributions: $17,914

Giving activities include:

$17,000 for 3 grants (high: $9,000; low: $4,000)