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The Educational Foundation of America

Profile

Last Updated: 2016-05-10

At A Glance

The Educational Foundation of America

55 Walls Dr.

Fairfield, CT United States 06824-5163

URL: www.efaw.org

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Business
  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $175,042,093

Total giving: $7,511,257

EIN

133424750

Background

Trust established in 1959 in NY - Founded by Richard Prentice Ettinger and his wife, Elsie P. Ettinger, who provided the initial funding of the foundation based on the success of the Prentice-hall Publishing Co. During his lifetime, Mr. Ettinger was able to make effective and innovative grants that set a pattern of effective giving for the present Board of Directors to emulate. Mr. Ettinger was also a visionary. He realized that tomorrow's problems would not necessarily be the same as those facing his generation. As a result, he insisted there be flexibility in the board's grantmaking, so future board members could address the most pressing issues of their time

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for arts and education, the environment and for sustainable population Giving primarily for arts and education, the environment and for sustainable population .

Fields of Interest

Subjects
  • Arts and culture
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Family planning
  • Reproductive rights
Population Groups
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Females
  • Low-income and poor people

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $175,042,093 (market value)

Expenditures: $10,983,157

Total giving: $7,511,257

Qualifying distributions: $8,827,688