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John Edward Fowler Memorial Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-07-27

At A Glance

John Edward Fowler Memorial Foundation

4340 East-West Hwy., Ste. 206

Bethesda, MD United States 20814-4467

Telephone: (301) 654-2700


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $37,062,909

Total giving: $1,530,000






Incorporated in 1964 in DE - The foundation was created by Pearl Gunn Fowler in memory of her late husband, John Edward Fowler, who was a banker and businessman in northern VA

Purpose and Activities

The foundation prefers to focus its giving on empowering disadvantaged people and is particularly interested in funding organizations that are addressing the following issues: homelessness, hunger, at-risk children and youth (pre-school through high school), adult literacy, free medical care (prenatal to seniors), seniors aging in place, and job training and placement.

Fields of Interest

  • Adult literacy
  • Child development
  • Child educational development
  • Child welfare
  • Food aid
  • High school equivalency
  • Homeless services
  • Housing development
  • Housing for the homeless
  • Human services
  • Reading promotion
  • Senior services
Population Groups
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Children
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Ethnic and racial groups
  • Homeless people
  • Infants and toddlers
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Out-of-home youth
  • People with physical disabilities
  • People with psychosocial disabilities
  • Seniors

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $37,062,909 (market value)

Expenditures: $2,037,572

Total giving: $1,530,000

Qualifying distributions: $1,873,874