Skip to main content
evccdfrdreebvzbc

O. P. and W. E. Edwards Foundation, Inc.

Profile

Last Updated: 2016-07-29

At A Glance

O. P. and W. E. Edwards Foundation, Inc.

P.O. Box 2445

Red Lodge, MT United States 59068-2445

Telephone: (406) 446-1077

URL: opweedwards.org

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-08-31)

Assets: $18,794,884

Total giving: $3,219,833

EIN

136100965

BRIDGE Number

2632877089

Additional Contact Information

E-mail address of Amy Moore, Foundation Mgr., for specific grant questions: amoore@opweedwards.org

Background

Incorporated in 1962 in NY

Purpose and Activities

Major interest in programs helping economically disadvantaged young people become able to survive and thrive on their own, with preference to smaller, comprehensive programs that are integral parts of their communities' networks of services.

Program Area(s)

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

Arts Fund

Support for programs that seek to inspire creative expression in people of all ages, abilities, and income through their connections and exchanges with artists and their artistic activities. This is an un-endowed, pass-through discretionary fund. Grants from this fund are suggested by the trustee.

Environmental Fund

Support for programs that seek to protect, promote and foster a love for the environment, especially through education. This is an un-endowed, pass-through discretionary fund. Grants from this fund are suggested by the trustee.

General Fund

This fund supports organizations that help provide a bridge to a life of greater opportunity to low-income, at-risk, underserved youth and children. The foundation believes that these children deserve assistance that is holistic and long lasting. This assistance should address significant factors that impede success in education and in life.

Program-Related Investment

The foundation has made a PRI in the form of a below-market interest rate loan to a boys and girls club. Historically, the foundation has made a PRI in the form of a below-market interest rate loan to a housing services organization, as well as it has made a PRI in the form of a loan to a boys and girls club. Historically, the foundation has made a PRI, in the form of a loan, to an art studio that provides inner city, low-income teens with comprehensive immersion experience in the arts. The foundation has also made PRIs in the form of loans to for-profit and nonprofit institutions involved in economic development in poor neighborhoods. PRIs have included: deposits in community development banks and Federal community development credit unions; loans for low-income housing and other real estate primarily through intermediaries, such as community loan funds; and investments in a fund, which supports small, minority-owned businesses.

Sky and Earth Fund

The focus is on programs that support, promote and foster a love for science, especially astronomy, as well as programs that work to ensure affordable housing for generations to come. This is an un-endowed, pass-through discretionary fund. Grants from this fund are suggested by the trustee.

Fields of Interest

Subjects
  • Astronomy
  • Child welfare
  • Community and economic development
  • Education
  • Family services
  • Human services
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts
  • Youth development
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Adolescents
  • American Indians
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Infants and toddlers
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students
  • Young adults

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-08-31

Assets: $18,794,884 (market value)

Gifts received: $750,000

Expenditures: $3,804,357

Total giving: $3,219,833

Qualifying distributions: $3,328,143