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The Bertha and John Garabedian Charitable Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-07-22

At A Glance

The Bertha and John Garabedian Charitable Foundation

P.O. Box 26270

Fresno, CA United States 93729-6270

Telephone: (559) 970-7994

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-07-31)

Assets: $4,778,245

Total giving: $342,500




Established in 1993 in CA - John M. Garabedian was born February 28, 1909 and died September 25, 1992. He married his wife, Bertha on August 10, 1928. Mr. Garabedian developed an international reputation as a fruit farmer and fruit breeder, patenting 45 varieties of plums, peaches, nectarines, apricots, and grapes. The foundation was established in 1993.

Purpose and Activities

The private foundation serves charitable organizations primarily located in central California, which benefit arts, culture, and humanities, community activities and improvements, education, ethics, religion, and health and human services.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Education
  • Health
  • Higher education
  • Human services
  • Public policy
  • Religion
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-07-31

Assets: $4,778,245 (market value)

Expenditures: $559,296

Total giving: $342,500

Qualifying distributions: $480,331