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Hugh M. Hefner Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-05-10

At A Glance

Hugh M. Hefner Foundation

10236 Charing Cross Rd.

Los Angeles, CA United States 90024-1815


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Business; Entertainment

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-06-30)

Assets: $1,346,034

Total giving: $121,000






Incorporated in 1964 in IL - Founded by Hugh M. Hefner, founder and Chief Creative Officer of Playboy Enterprises and Editor-in-Chief of Playboy Magazine. In 1953, Hefner and his associates founded "Playboy," an American men's magazine containing adult content including nude photography of women. The first undated issue of "Playboy" featured Marilyn Monroe from her 1949 calendar shoot. Today, Playboy Enterprises is a major distributor of entertainment through films, magazines, adult cable television networks, radio and the internet.

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for higher education and the arts, with emphasis on art museums and the visual arts.

Fields of Interest

  • Addiction services
  • Child welfare
  • Family services
  • Health
  • Human rights
  • Human services
  • Individual liberties
  • Mental health care
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Incarcerated people
  • Substance abusers
  • Victims and oppressed people
  • Victims of crime and abuse

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-06-30

Assets: $1,346,034 (market value)

Gifts received: $225,848

Expenditures: $220,832

Total giving: $121,000

Qualifying distributions: $209,878