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The Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-04-15

At A Glance

The Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation

1 Embarcadero Ctr., Ste. 1350

San Francisco, CA United States 94111-3700

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Business

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $620,840

Total giving: $1,947,500






Established in 1986 in CA - Founded by Gordon Getty, who is the fourth child of the oil tycoon J. Paul Getty, the founder of Getty Oil. After his father died in 1976, Gordon assumed control of his father's $2 billion trust and in 1986 he sold Getty Oil to Texaco for $10 billion.

Purpose and Activities

Support primarily for symphonies, opera companies, and educational institutions.

Fields of Interest

  • Anthropology
  • Arts and culture
  • Education
  • Museums
  • Music
  • Opera
  • Orchestral music
  • Performing arts
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Adolescents
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $620,840 (market value)

Gifts received: $2,627,055

Expenditures: $2,163,371

Total giving: $1,947,500

Qualifying distributions: $12,163,371