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Jack Kent Cooke Foundation


Last profile update: 04/25/2017
Last grant data update: 07/28/2017

At A Glance

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

44325 Woodridge Pkwy.

Lansdowne, VA United States 20176-5297

Telephone: (703) 723-8000


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Business; Sports






Established in 1997 in VA. The foundation became active in 2000 - Founded by the late Jack Kent Cooke who was a businessman, sportsman, and philanthropist. His most well-known business interests included ownership of professional sports teams such as the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers, the NHL's Los Angeles Kings, and the NFL's Washington Redskins. He also owned a thoroughbred racing farm in Lexington, Kentucky. Numbered among his other businesses were newspapers, magazines, radio stations, cable television, and real estate holdings, including the Chrysler Building in New York City.

Purpose and Activities

The purpose of the foundation is to help young people of exceptional promise reach their full potential through education.