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The Roddenberry Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-07-28

At A Glance

The Roddenberry Foundation

(formerly Gene Roddenberry Animal Sanctuary)

17835 Ventura Blvd., No. 102

Encino, CA United States 91316-3634

Telephone: 8183827800

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Entertainment

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $88,458,928

Total giving: $4,184,106





Additional Contact Information

Tel. and fax: (855) 855-4342


Established in CA - Founded by the late Gene Roddenberry, his wife, the late Majel Barrett-Roddenberry, and their son, Eugene 'Rod' Roddenberry. Gene Roddenberry was a television screenwriter and producer who was the creator of the "Star Trek" television series and franchise. Majel Barrett-Roddenberry was an actress best known for her roles as "Christine Chapel" and "Lwaxana Troi' on the "Star Trek" series. Eugene 'Rod' Roddenberry is a television producer, and the chief executive officer of Roddenberry Entertainment.

Purpose and Activities

The foundation supports and inspires efforts that create and expand new frontiers for the benefit of humanity. It funds innovative solutions to critical global issues in the areas of science and technology, the environment, education, and humanitarian advances. .

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Diseases and conditions
  • Domesticated animals
  • Education
  • Science
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $88,458,928 (market value)

Expenditures: $3,301,468

Total giving: $4,184,106

Qualifying distributions: $4,601,327