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Charles Hayden Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-02-11

At A Glance

Charles Hayden Foundation

140 Broadway, 51st Fl.

New York City, NY United States 10005-1108

Telephone: (212) 785-3677


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-06-30)

Assets: $347,496,580

Total giving: $15,210,068





Additional Contact Information

Boston Office: c/o GMA, 77 Summer St., 8th Fl., Boston, MA 02110, tel.: (617) 426-7080, ext. 306


Incorporated in 1937 in NY

Purpose and Activities

To promote the mental, moral and physical development of children and youth ages five to eighteen, especially low-income youth, in the Boston, MA and New York, NY metropolitan areas. Program support grants are available for the expansion of programs with well-defined goals that are expected to be met in a specified time frame. "Bricks and mortar" capital support grants are available for renovation, expansion, construction, and acquisition of physical facilities and purchase of non-expendable equipment.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:


Grants in this area focus primarily on: 1) expanding community-based programs offering needy youth educational, social, recreational, and career opportunities, particularly in the after-school hours; 2) improving student achievement by strengthening kindergarten to grade 12 in charter schools, independent, and parochial education targeting needy students; and 3) strengthening informal educational enrichment programs offered outside of schools in institutions such as museums, zoos, aquariums, botanical gardens, and public libraries.

Fields of Interest

  • Child welfare
  • Children's museums
  • Education
  • Elementary education
  • Secondary education
  • Youth development
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Adolescents
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Ethnic and racial groups
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-06-30

Assets: $347,496,580 (market value)

Expenditures: $19,239,088

Total giving: $15,210,068

Qualifying distributions: $16,857,406

Giving activities include:

$15,210,068 for 178 grants (high: $500,000; low: $500)