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The Eisner Foundation, Inc.


Last profile update: 01/17/2017
Last grant data update: 01/28/2017

At A Glance

The Eisner Foundation, Inc.

9401 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 735

Beverly Hills, CA United States 90212-2947

Telephone: (310) 228-6808


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor






Established in 1996 in CA - Founded by Michael D. Eisner and his wife Jane Eisner. Michael D. Eisner is an entertainment executive and business man. As C.E.O. and President of the movie studio at Paramount Pictures, he oversaw the release of hit films such as "Saturday Night Fever," "Grease," the "Star Trek" film franchise, and "Beverly Hills Cop," as well as hit television shows such as "Happy Days," "Laverne & Shirley," "Cheers" and "Family Ties." As the Chairman and C.E.O. of The Walt Disney Company from 1984 until 2005, he oversaw the films "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," "The Little Mermaid," "Beauty and the Beast," "Aladdin," "The Lion King," "Pocahontas," and "Tarzan," all of which won Academy Awards. In 2005, Eisner founded the investment firm The Tornante Co., which invests in and creates media and entertainment.

Purpose and Activities

The Eisner Foundation identifies, advocates for, and invests in high-quality and innovative programs that unite multiple generations for the betterment of our communities.