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James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation

Profile

Last Updated: 2015-09-24

At A Glance

James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation

232 E 11th St

New York City, NY United States 10003-7301

Telephone: (212) 252-6809

URL: www.fitchfoundation.org

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2012-12-31)

Assets: $542,675

Total giving: $26,833

EIN

133993856

BRIDGE Number

2463728169

Background

Established in 1998 in NY

Purpose and Activities

In keeping with its aim of promoting the practice of historic preservation, the foundation will award research grants to mid-career professionals who have an academic background, professional experience, and an established identity in one or more of the following fields: historic preservation, architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, environmental planning, history of architecture and the decorative arts. The grants are not envisioned as prizes for past accomplishment, but are intended to support original research and creative design. The projects must demonstrate usefulness to practitioners and the results must be in publishable form.

Program Area(s)

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

Fitch Mid-Career Grants

The foundation awards research grants of up to $15,000 to mid-career professionals who have an academic background, professional experience, and an established identity in historic preservation or related fields including, architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, environmental planning, architectural history, and the decorative arts. See foundation web site for application guidelines.

Grants to Individuals Program

Grants for the research and/or execution of preservation-related projects in the fields of historic preservation, architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, environmental planning, architectural history or the decorative arts.

Richard L. Blinder Award

The award of up to $15,000 is given biennially for the best proposal exploring the preservation of an existing structure, complex of buildings, or genre of building type.

Financial Data

Year ended 2012-12-31

Assets: $542,675 (market value)

Gifts received: $79,351

Expenditures: $63,030

Total giving: $26,833

Qualifying distributions: $54,258

Giving activities include:

$26,833 for 5 grants to individuals (high: $10,000; low: $1,750)