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Sonia Raiziss Giop Charitable Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-02-03

At A Glance

Sonia Raiziss Giop Charitable Foundation

P.O. Box 185

Pittsburgh, PA United States 15230-0185

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Entertainment

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $3,551,316

Total giving: $322,700






Established in 1994 in PA - Founded by the late Sonia Raiziss Giop, a poet whose work has appeared in several publications, including The Atlantic, The Prairie Schooner, the Virginia Quarterly Review, and the Yale Poetry Review. Some of her works include "Jobhunter," "The Unripe Dead," "Through a Glass Darkly," and "Bucks County Blues."

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for education, the arts, particularly for poetry and other literary organizations, and animal welfare.

Fields of Interest

  • Animal welfare
  • Arts and culture
  • Domesticated animals
  • Education
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Elementary education
  • Environment
  • Higher education
  • Literature and writing
  • Music
  • Undergraduate education
  • University education
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children
  • Children and youth
  • Christians
  • Protestants
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $3,551,316 (market value)

Expenditures: $338,723

Total giving: $322,700

Qualifying distributions: $324,267

Giving activities include:

$322,700 for 27 grants (high: $140,700; low: $2,000)