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Earhart Foundation


Last profile update: 02/04/2016
Last grant data update: 01/14/2017

At A Glance

Earhart Foundation

2200 Green Rd., Ste. H

Ann Arbor, MI United States 48105-1569

Telephone: (734) 761-8592

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation






Established in 1929 in MI - Born in Pennsylvania, the son of a village storekeeper, Mr. Earhart completed an eighth grade education and a brief commercial course before embarking on a vigorous and varied business career. Among his many accomplishments was the founding of White Star Refining Co., now a part of Exxon Mobil Corporation

Purpose and Activities

H.B. Earhart Fellowships for graduate study awarded through a special nominating process for which direct applications will not be accepted; research fellowships for individual projects in economics, history, philosophy, international affairs, and political science awarded upon direct application to faculty members; grants also to educational and research organizations legally qualified for private foundation support.