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The Cogitare Foundation


Last profile update: 05/01/2017
Last grant data update: 04/08/2018

At A Glance

The Cogitare Foundation

(formerly The Leonard & Charlotte Cooper Foundation)

9 Waccabuc River Ln.

South Salem, NY United States 10590-1117

Telephone: 2123622136

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation






Established in 1998 in DE - The foundation was founded in 1998 partly on the conviction that certain important and intransigent problems experienced by the victims of poverty might best be addressed through direct intervention and support. From its inception, the foundation has sought to identify or develop programs that provide hands-on assistance, mentoring, broad-based financial support, and creative educational and training programs. The name of the foundation captures, in a single word, the philosophy that guides it. Cogitare is Latin for "thinking" or, more broadly, "to set the mind in motion." It symbolizes the intention of the foundation to pursue programs and activities relating to the development of the thinking skills required to succeed. It also represents the thoughtful and creative process the foundation uses for developing new programs.

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for the improvement of people's lives in Africa by funding programs that directly develop African communities, including building houses, providing educational opportunities, improving health care, and any other creative approach to the problems faced by the poor.