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The David Geffen Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-05-11

At A Glance

The David Geffen Foundation

12011 San Vincente Blvd., Ste. 606

Los Angeles, CA United States 90049-4926

Telephone: (310) 581-5955

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Business; Entertainment
  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $133,966,102

Total giving: $14,308,051






Incorporated in 1986 in CA - Founded by David Geffen, a record executive and film producer. He is a co-founder of Asylum Records, founder of Geffen Records and one of the co-founders of DreamWorks SKG, along with Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg. Geffen Records produces works by such artists as Mary J. Blige, Limp Bizkit, Common, Snoop Dogg, Black Eye Peas, Guns N' Roses and Solange. His film company, which is now owned by Universal Studios, released such films as "Risky Business," "After Hours," "Lost in America," "Little Shop of Horrors," "Beetlejuice," "The Interview with the Vampire" and "Michael Collins."

Purpose and Activities

The foundation has focused its giving in five major areas: populations affected by HIV/AIDS; civil liberties; the arts; issues of concern to the Jewish community, and health care.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Health
  • Human rights
  • Judaism
International Interests
  • Israel
Population Groups
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Children and youth
  • Ethnic and racial groups
  • Homeless people
  • LGBTQ people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • People with HIV/AIDS
  • Seniors
  • Young adults

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $133,966,102 (market value)

Gifts received: $63,330,000

Expenditures: $15,449,367

Total giving: $14,308,051

Qualifying distributions: $14,574,204