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Frances R. Dewing Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-06-06

At A Glance

Frances R. Dewing Foundation

P.O. Box 45259

Madison, WI United States 53744-5259

Telephone: (401) 749-8550


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $2,527,110

Total giving: $140,936




Established in 1976 in MA

Purpose and Activities

The foundation gives grants only to programs that deal directly with early childhood education. Within that context, support is given for the fine and performing arts and other cultural programs, social services, conservation and environmental protection, pre-school, elementary, and other education. Programs must serve children under 12. Emphasis is on new untried or unusual educational organizations or institutions which endeavor to introduce new educational methods.

Fields of Interest

  • Early childhood education
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children
  • Children and youth
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $2,527,110 (market value)

Expenditures: $169,159

Total giving: $140,936

Qualifying distributions: $144,794