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The Berger-Marks Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-10-21

At A Glance

The Berger-Marks Foundation

(formerly Edna Berger-Gerald Marks Foundation)

4301 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Ste. 108

Washington, DC United States 20008-2304

Telephone: (202) 243-0133


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Entertainment

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-12-31)

Assets: $1,916,010

Total giving: $191,837






Established in 1996 in DC; Funded in 2002 - Founded in the name of the late Edna Berger and Gerald Marks. Edna Berger was the first female lead organizer for The Newspaper Guild-CWA. Gerald Marks, her husband, was a Tin Pan Alley song-writer most famous for his song, "All of Me."

Purpose and Activities

Giving to bring the benefits of unionization to working women and to assist organizations committed to those principles. The goal is to provide financial assistance to women who are engaged in union organizing and to assist working women who want to organize other women into unions through training, research and other resources .

Fields of Interest

  • Community and economic development
  • Economic development
  • Employment
  • Human rights
  • Labor rights
  • Organized labor
  • Social rights
Population Groups
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Ethnic and racial groups
  • Females
  • Low-income and poor people

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-12-31

Assets: $1,916,010 (market value)

Expenditures: $410,248

Total giving: $191,837

Qualifying distributions: $354,804