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John F. and Mary A. Geisse Foundation


Last profile update: 04/13/2018

At A Glance

John F. and Mary A. Geisse Foundation

(formerly The Geisse Foundation)

38050 Jackson Rd.

Chagrin Falls, OH United States 44022-2025

Telephone: 4405575078

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Business
  • Family foundation






Established in 1969 in MO - Founded by John F. and Mary A. Geisse. The late John F. Geisse was the founder of The Wholesale Club, Inc. (now a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.) and of Venture Stores, Inc., formerly a division of May Department Stores, Inc., and he was also a co-founder of Target Stores. The foundation is funded exclusively by contributions from John F. and Mary A. Geisse.

Purpose and Activities

Giving for economic development in the developing world, rural development, and water development.