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The Eisner Foundation, Inc.


Last Updated: 2016-06-04

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

  • Celebrity: Business
  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $141,861,784

Total giving: $6,042,170






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 foundation exists to provide access and opportunity for disadvantaged children and the aging of Los Angeles County, CA.

Program Area(s)

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

The Eisner Prize for Intergenerational Excellence

The Eisner Prize for Intergenerational Excellence is a cash award given annually by The Eisner Foundation. The Eisner Prize is designed to recognize excellence by an individual or a non-profit organization in uniting multiple generations, especially seniors and youth, to bring about positive and lasting changes in their community. See the foundation's web site for information on submitting nominations.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts education
  • Elder abuse
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Health
  • School athletics
Population Groups
  • Children
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Seniors
  • Young adults

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $141,861,784 (market value)

Expenditures: $8,130,058

Total giving: $6,042,170

Qualifying distributions: $6,661,736