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Comer Science & Education Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-07-17

At A Glance

Comer Science & Education Foundation

2 N. LaSalle St.

Chicago, IL United States 60602-3963

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Business

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $118,361,465

Total giving: $529,144




Established in 1998 in IL - Founded by the late Gary C. Comer, who was a co-founder of the mail-order retailer Lands' End that specializes in casual clothing, luggage and home furnishings.

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for climate change and the redevelopment of a Chicago neighborhood.

Fields of Interest

  • Education
  • Higher education
  • Hospital care
  • Natural history museums
  • Sustainable development
  • University education
  • Urban development
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Adolescents
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $118,361,465 (market value)

Gifts received: $333,619

Expenditures: $7,924,490

Total giving: $529,144

Qualifying distributions: $5,179,136