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Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-07-28

At A Glance

Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation

P.O. Box 1587

Pacific Palisades, CA United States 90272-1587


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $13,908,052

Total giving: $612,798






Established in 1993 in CA - Founded by the late Ella Fitzgerald, who was a well-known jazz and popular music singer, known as the "First Lady of Song." Some of Ms. Fitzgerald's well known songs include "(If You Can't Sing It) You'll Have to Swing It (Mr. Paganini)," "Love and Kisses," and "A-Tisket, A-Tasket."

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for education and human services.

Program Area(s)

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

"A Book Just For Me"

This program currently is in more than 70 day care centers, after school programs and health clinics. It provides new books to at-risk and disadvantaged youth.

Fields of Interest

  • Child welfare
  • Diabetes
  • Eye diseases
  • Heart and circulatory system diseases
  • Music
  • Reading promotion
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Ethnic and racial groups
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $13,908,052 (market value)

Gifts received: $1,325

Expenditures: $932,896

Total giving: $612,798

Qualifying distributions: $842,613