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William Henry Cosby, Jr. and Camille Olivia Cosby Foundation, Inc.


Last Updated: 2015-09-24

At A Glance

William Henry Cosby, Jr. and Camille Olivia Cosby Foundation, Inc.

1133 Ave. of the Americas, Ste. 2200

New York City, NY United States 10036-6710

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Entertainment

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2013-06-30)

Assets: $224

Total giving: $47,797






Established in 1987 in NY - Founded by William Henry "Bill" Cosby, Jr. and his wife Camille Olivia Cosby. Bill Cosby is a comedian, actor, author, television producer, musician and activist. He had the starring role in the 1960s action show, "I Spy," for which he won three consecutive Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. In the 1970s, he appeared in such films as "Uptown Saturday Night" and "Let's Do It Again," while he created the educational cartoon series "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids." During the 1980s, he produced and starred in "The Cosby Show," which won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series in 1985 and an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series in 1984. He also produced the sitcom, "A Different World," which became second to "The Cosby Show" in ratings. In 2003, Mr. Cosby was awarded the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award for his contributions to television.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Grants to Individuals Program

Scholarships by nomination only to financially needy students enrolled in selected colleges and universities in the U.S., primarily in NY and PA, on the basis of academic achievement.

Fields of Interest

  • Education
  • Higher education
  • Undergraduate education
  • University education
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Males
  • People of African descent

Financial Data

Year ended 2013-06-30

Assets: $224 (market value)

Gifts received: $44,224

Expenditures: $47,803

Total giving: $47,797

Qualifying distributions: $47,803

Giving activities include:

$47,797 for 5 grants to individuals (high: $20,000; low: $1,544)