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The Gottesman Fund


Last Updated: 2016-02-15

At A Glance

The Gottesman Fund

1818 N St. N.W., Ste. 400

Washington, DC United States 20036-2477

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Business
  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-08-31)

Assets: $347,131,525

Total giving: $20,447,018





Additional Contact Information

NYC Address: c/o First Manhattan Co., 399 Park Ave., 27th Fl., New York, NY 10022


Established in 1965 in DC - Established in 1965 by David S. Gottesman in Washington, DC

Purpose and Activities

The Gottesman Fund is managed by members of the Gottesman family and is dedicated to: 1) Enhancing and perpetuating Jewish life in the United States; 2) Supporting cultural, medical, scientific and educational institutions in the United States; and 3) Improving the quality of life for Israel's inhabitants. .

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Higher education
  • Hospital care
  • Human services
  • Judaism
  • Museums
  • Nonprofits
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Jewish people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students
  • Judaic institutions
  • Public charities

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-08-31

Assets: $347,131,525 (market value)

Gifts received: $8,310,900

Expenditures: $21,554,693

Total giving: $20,447,018

Qualifying distributions: $20,980,372

Giving activities include:

$20,447,018 for 110 grants (high: $7,976,666; low: $543)