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Thomas and Jeanne Elmezzi Private Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-07-28

At A Glance

Thomas and Jeanne Elmezzi Private Foundation

(also known as The Jet Foundation)

31-10 23rd St.

Astoria, NY United States 11106-4585

Telephone: (718) 204-5029


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $39,532,368

Total giving: $3,442,567






Established in 1996 in NY

Purpose and Activities

The foundation's mission is to encourage and support programs that directly provide assistance to individuals who due to either environment or circumstance have not had the opportunity or ability to live independent and productive lives. Such challenges may be physical, medical, economic, environmental or geographical. The foundation strives to have a direct and measurable impact on the quality of individual lives, through direct sponsorship and/or innovative program design and development.

Program Area(s)

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

Zone 1-2-6- Promise Neighborhood

The mission of this program is to dramatically increase the number of low-income children in Astoria and Long Island City who complete high school, graduate from college, and enter adulthood with the knowledge and skills necessary to participate in the 21st century world. Program tel.: (347) 670-0126, e-mail: .

Fields of Interest

  • Child welfare
  • Community and economic development
  • Diseases and conditions
  • Education
  • Geriatrics
  • Philanthropy
Population Groups
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Ethnic and racial groups
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Military personnel

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $39,532,368 (market value)

Gifts received: $820,000

Expenditures: $4,131,550

Total giving: $3,442,567

Qualifying distributions: $3,986,375