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The Jeniam Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-05-11

At A Glance

The Jeniam Foundation

(also known as The Jeniam Clarkson Foundation)

270 Bremington Pl.

Memphis, TN United States 38111-6007

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $21,626,021

Total giving: $842,316






Established in 1992 in TN

Purpose and Activities

The mission of the foundation is to provide venture philanthropy to the arts in Memphis, Tennessee, elder care and education in New Canaan, Connecticut, and national and international conservation.

Program Area(s)

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

Program-Related Investment

The foundation has made PRIs, in the form of loans, to a museum, a theater and an opera company. Historically, the foundation has made PRIs, in for form of loans to a symphony orchestra and a bird conservancy, an arts council, a playhouse, and for loans for youth development and the arts.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Children's museums
  • Environment
  • Foundations
  • Higher education
  • Museums
  • Natural resources
  • Philanthropy
  • Theater
  • Wildlife biodiversity
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students
  • Associations
  • Community foundations

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $21,626,021 (market value)

Expenditures: $1,222,029

Total giving: $842,316

Qualifying distributions: $1,009,508