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The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, Inc.


Last Updated: 2016-06-06

At A Glance

The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, Inc.

2233 Wisconsin Ave., N.W., Ste. 414

Washington, DC United States 20007-4122

Telephone: (202) 337-3300


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $59,729,455

Total giving: $1,791,600






Incorporated in 1965 in NY - Victoria Dreyfus, a notable prize-winning breeder of Percheron horses, was the widow of Max Dreyfus, a leading figure in American music. He published the works of Jerome Kern, George Gershwin, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Lerner and Loewe, Cole Porter and others. Mr. Dreyfus was also one of the founding members of ASCAP. After Mrs. Dreyfus' death in 1976, her 390-acre estate in Brewster, New York, known as Madrey Farm, went to the foundation. In 1979, the real estate, valued at $1.3 million, was donated to Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Science

Purpose and Activities

Support for museums, cultural, performing, and visual arts programs, schools, hospitals, educational and skills training projects, programs for youth, seniors, and people who are handicapped, environmental and wildlife protection activities, and other community-based organizations and their programs.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Diseases and conditions
  • Domesticated animals
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Hospital care
  • Human services
  • Performing arts
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $59,729,455 (market value)

Expenditures: $3,387,794

Total giving: $1,791,600

Qualifying distributions: $2,471,657