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Colombe Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-07-21

At A Glance

Colombe Foundation

15 Research Dr., Ste. B

Amherst, MA United States 01002-2776

Telephone: 2126826640

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-06-30)

Assets: $35,527,829

Total giving: $1,678,158



Additional Contact Information

Contact for new applicants: Dini Merz, Prog. Dir.: tel.: (203) 439-0076, e-mail:; Contact for current grantees: Beery Adams Jimenez, Grants Mgr., tel.: (413) 256-0349, ext. 12, e-mail:


Established in 1996 in DE

Purpose and Activities

The foundation supports organizations that are: 1) working for the elimination of weapons of mass destruction; 2) advocating for foreign policy that is balanced with diplomacy and prevention rather than dominated by war and aggression; and 3) supporting a shift from wasteful military spending to investments in programs that create real national security, grounded in environmental protection, alternative energy, education and human services. The foundation's current grantmaking priorities are: 1) changing U.S. policy with regards to nuclear weapons disarmament and non-proliferation and complex transformation; 2) shifting the priorities of the military budget; and 3) ending the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. .

Fields of Interest

  • Arms control
  • Education
  • Environment
  • International peace and security
  • International relations
  • National defense
  • National security
  • Nuclear non-proliferation
  • Political science
  • Public affairs
  • Social sciences
Population Groups
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Ethnic and racial groups
  • Females
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Governments and agencies

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-06-30

Assets: $35,527,829 (market value)

Expenditures: $2,146,179

Total giving: $1,678,158

Qualifying distributions: $1,678,158