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The Daphne Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-02-10

At A Glance

The Daphne Foundation

25 E. 21st St.

New York City, NY United States 10010-6207

Telephone: (212) 782-3711


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-06-30)

Assets: $9,653,277

Total giving: $425,500




Established in 1990 in CA and NY - The grantmaker is a signatory to Philanthropy’s Promise, an initiative of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP). By signing on, the grantmaker has committed to allocating the majority of its grantmaking dollars to marginalized communities and at least 25 percent to social justice strategies, such as advocacy, community organizing, and civic engagement

Purpose and Activities

The foundation funds programs that confront the causes and consequences of poverty in the 5 boroughs of New York City. The foundation has a particular interest in grassroots and emerging organizations which engage their members in the creation and implementation of long-term solutions to intractable social problems. The foundation believes it should fund in a manner that reinforces and facilitates the work of the programs it funds and that the most inventive and humane solutions to social problems often come from the people most affected by those problems.

Fields of Interest

  • Child welfare
  • Domestic violence shelters
  • Family services
  • Human services
  • Legal services
  • Reading promotion
  • Shelter and residential care
  • Supportive housing
Population Groups
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Ethnic and racial groups
  • Females
  • Low-income and poor people

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-06-30

Assets: $9,653,277 (market value)

Expenditures: $571,119

Total giving: $425,500

Qualifying distributions: $521,488