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The Giant Steps Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-02-11

At A Glance

The Giant Steps Foundation

135 West 50th Street

New York City, NY United States 10020


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-11-30)

Assets: $13,022,925

Total giving: $433,580






Established in 1998 in CA and DE

Purpose and Activities

The foundation was created with a desire to spark others to pursue their dreams and to create a kinder, gentler, and healthier world for all living creatures. It does this via three avenues: environmental preservation and education; wildlife advocacy and domestic animal rescue; and human health, fitness, and empowerment activities (with a focus on underserved populations). The foundation strongly encourages those it supports to engage in sustainable, humane, and caring practices.

Fields of Interest

  • Animal rescue and rehabilitation
  • Animal welfare
  • Biodiversity
  • Domesticated animals
  • Environment
  • Human services
  • Wildlife biodiversity
Population Groups
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Female adolescents
  • Female children and youth
  • Females
  • Homeless people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • People with disabilities

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-11-30

Assets: $13,022,925 (market value)

Gifts received: $45,000

Expenditures: $572,057

Total giving: $433,580

Qualifying distributions: $505,930

Giving activities include:

$433,580 for 24 grants (high: $100,000; low: $250)