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Daniel and Pamella DeVos Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-06-06

At A Glance

Daniel and Pamella DeVos Foundation

P.O. Box 230257

Grand Rapids, MI United States 49523-0257

Telephone: (616) 643-4700


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $10,673,676

Total giving: $4,772,500






Established in 1992 in MI

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for the arts, particularly an art museum and for the performing arts; funding also for higher education, health care, including a children's hospital, and for children, youth, and social services.

Program Area(s)

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


The foundation gives priority to programs that help increase access to and participation in these areas: 1) performing arts – including ballet, symphonies, theaters; 2) visual arts and museums – ranging from art galleries to sculpture parks to museums; and 3) arts education – providing opportunities that encourage young people and their families to experience the arts.


The foundation gives priority to funding in these areas:1) strategic community projects – helping to make the community more livable and sustainable for everyone; and 2) health and human service programs – providing quality care for individuals living within the local community while giving them the capacity to improve their lives.


The foundation works with organizations that help students gain the knowledge and experience they need to compete in a global economy. These partners provide greater access to quality education for all students and help them develop the ability that will enable them to succeed in any aspect of their lives.

Fields of Interest

  • Art museums
  • Arts and culture
  • Ballet
  • Child welfare
  • Christianity
  • Diseases and conditions
  • Education
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Health
  • Higher education
  • Human services
  • Orchestral music
  • Public policy
  • Specialty hospital care
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Associations

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $10,673,676 (market value)

Gifts received: $5,000,000

Expenditures: $4,981,396

Total giving: $4,772,500

Qualifying distributions: $4,979,037

Giving activities include:

$4,772,500 for grants