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The Edward W. Hazen Foundation, Inc.


Last Updated: 2016-06-06

At A Glance

The Edward W. Hazen Foundation, Inc.

333 7th Ave., 14th Fl.

New York City, NY United States 10001-5004

Telephone: (212) 889-3034


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $24,223,212

Total giving: $861,440






Incorporated in 1925 in CT - The grantmaker is a signatory to Philanthropy’s Promise, an initiative of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP). By signing on, the grantmaker has committed to allocating the majority of its grantmaking dollars to marginalized communities and at least 25 percent to social justice strategies, such as advocacy, community organizing, and civic engagement

Purpose and Activities

The foundation's work is currently focused on public education and youth development. In the area of public education, interest is primarily in parent and community organizing and training around school reform issues. Similarly, in the area of youth development, proposals which focus on training young people to become community or peer organizers around concrete social issues are favored. Funding is targeted at community-based and grassroots organizations.

Program Area(s)

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

Public Education

Under this area, the foundation will support parent and community organizing initiatives that foster equity and improved student achievement. The foundation will work in partnership with community-based and grassroots organizations in the following cities and regions: Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL; Mississippi Delta, MS; and New York, NY.

Youth Organizing

The foundation seeks to contribute to the development of young people as leaders for social change so that they can help create policies, social systems, and public institutions that are supportive, responsible, and accountable to youth and their communities. The foundation will primarily support existing youth organizing groups that: 1) are poised to expand the scope, scale and impact of their organizing on concrete issues that affect young people's development, in particular youth of color and lower income youth and their communities, and that have a well-developed plan to increase the number and leadership capacity of the young people involved in their work as well as to build a larger, stronger, leadership and membership base; and 2) whose work can inform that of other organizations in the field and that demonstrates the effectiveness of youth organizing as a strategy for youth leadership development and social change. See foundation web site for additional information.

Fields of Interest

  • Education
  • Philanthropy
  • Youth development

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $24,223,212 (market value)

Expenditures: $1,574,016

Total giving: $861,440

Qualifying distributions: $1,360,944