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Robert A. and Virginia Heinlein Prize Trust


Last Updated: 2015-09-24

At A Glance

Robert A. and Virginia Heinlein Prize Trust

3106 Beauchamp St., 2nd Fl.

Houston, TX United States 77019-7206

Telephone: (713) 861-3600


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2013-12-31)

Assets: $10,846,423

Total giving: $164,264





Purpose and Activities

The purpose of the Heinlein Prize is to encourage and reward progress in commercial space activities that advances the dream of humanity's future in space.

Program Area(s)

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

Grants to Individuals Program

Awards and grants to individuals who achieve practical accomplishments in the field of commercial space activities.

Program-Related Investment

The foundation has made a PRI for the purchase of space suites for educational purposes.

Fields of Interest

  • Aerospace engineering

Financial Data

Year ended 2013-12-31

Assets: $10,846,423 (market value)

Expenditures: $919,455

Total giving: $164,264

Qualifying distributions: $183,054

Giving activities include:

$151,101 for 12 grants (high: $60,000; low: $862)

$13,163 for 2 grants to individuals (high: $10,000; low: $3,163)