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Kenneth Cole Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-01-31

At A Glance

Kenneth Cole Foundation

810 7th Ave.. 7th Fl.

New York City, NY United States 10019-5818

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Business

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-04-30)

Assets: $13,507,900

Total giving: $289,550






Established in 1994 in NY - Founded by Kenneth Cole and Maria Cuomo Cole. Kenneth Cole is a clothing and shoe designer who is the founder of Kenneth Cole Productions. His company has been included on Forbes annual list of the 200 Best Small Companies. The company is active in charities and often uses advertising, publicity and other initiatives to support charitable causes. Cole is also a board member and the current Chairman of the Board for The Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR).

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for AIDS research; funding also for higher education, as well as for health associations.

Fields of Interest

  • Antidiscrimination
  • Arts and culture
  • Child welfare
  • Diseases and conditions
  • Education
  • Family services
  • Foundations
  • Higher education
  • Human rights
  • Human services
  • Performing arts
  • Philanthropy
  • Public affairs
  • Public policy
Population Groups
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Ethnic and racial groups
  • Females
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Associations
  • Foundations

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-04-30

Assets: $13,507,900 (market value)

Expenditures: $327,178

Total giving: $289,550

Qualifying distributions: $289,550

Giving activities include:

$289,500 for 23 grants (high: $100,000; low: $500)