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Harry Chapin Foundation

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Last profile update: 05/16/2017
Last grant data update: 06/17/2017

At A Glance

Harry Chapin Foundation

16 Gerard St.

Huntington, NY United States 11743-2705

Telephone: (631) 423-7558

URL: www.harrychapinfoundation.org

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation

EIN

521227851

BRIDGE Number

7634961402

Background

Established in 1981 in DC as a public charity; re-classified as an independent foundation in 1999 - Founded in the name of the late Harry Chapin, a singer and songwriter known for songs such as "Taxi," "Cat's in the Cradle," and "W*O*L*D." He was killed in a car crash on Long Island in 1981; in 1987, he was posthumously awarded a Congressional Gold Medal.

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for community education programs, arts-in-education programs, and agricultural and environmental programs.