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Hugh M. Hefner Foundation

Profile

Last profile update: 05/10/2016
Last grant data update: 06/24/2017

At A Glance

Hugh M. Hefner Foundation

10236 Charing Cross Rd.

Los Angeles, CA United States 90024-1815

URL: www.hmhfoundation.org

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Business; Entertainment

EIN

366108843

BRIDGE Number

6603320201

Background

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.