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Steve Martin Charitable Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-02-11

At A Glance

Steve Martin Charitable Foundation

(formerly Roger's & Betty's Charitable Foundation)

10960 Wilshire Blvd., No. 1900

Los Angeles, CA United States 90024-3702

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Entertainment

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2013-12-31)

Assets: $319,032

Total giving: $232,310






Established in 1997 in CA - Founded by Steve Martin, an actor, comedian, writer, playwright, producer, musician, and composer. His film work includes "The Jerk," "Pennies from Heaven," "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid," "The Man with Two Brains," and "Roxanne." His comedy albums "Let's Get Small" and "A Wild and Crazy Guy," each received a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album. He wrote the play "Picasso at the Lapin Agile" and a novella "Shopgirl" which was a New York Times bestseller. In 2005, he was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, as well as the Kennedy Center Honors in recognition of his lifetime of contributions to American culture in 2007. In 2013, he was awarded an Academy Honorary Award.

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for the arts; some funding also for research in hearing.

Fields of Interest

  • Archives and special collections
  • Arts and culture
  • Ear, nose and throat diseases
  • Health
  • Museums
  • Performing arts
  • Public health
  • Theater
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children
  • Children and youth
  • People with disabilities
  • People with hearing impairments
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2013-12-31

Assets: $319,032 (market value)

Gifts received: $290,000

Expenditures: $232,548

Total giving: $232,310

Qualifying distributions: $232,310

Giving activities include:

$182,310 for 13 grants (high: $100,000; low: $100)

$50,000 for 1 grant to an individual