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Daedalus Foundation, Inc.


Last profile update: 03/20/2018
Last grant data update: 04/13/2018

At A Glance

Daedalus Foundation, Inc.

200 Park Avenue S., 8th Fl.

New York City, NY United States 10003-1526

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Entertainment






Established in 1988 in NY - Founded by Mike Nichols and L. Diane Sawyer. The late Mike Nichols was a known television, stage and film director, and a writer and producer. Nichols has been awarded nine Tony Awards for stage direction, two Emmys and an Oscar for film direction and a Grammy. In addition, he was honored with the Life Achievement Award from the American Film Institute in 2010. Among his stage productions are "Barefoot in the Park" and "The Odd Couple." L. Diane Sawyer is a broadcast journalist and currently an anchor of ABC's "World News." She is also the network's principal anchor for breaking news, election coverage, and special events. In 2001, she was named one of the thirty most powerful women in America by "Ladies Home Journal."

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for children and social services, the arts, and health associations.