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The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust

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Last profile update: 07/14/2016
Last grant data update: 01/21/2017

At A Glance

The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust

230 Park Ave., Ste. 659

New York City, NY United States 10169-0698

Telephone: (212) 679-3600

URL: www.helmsleytrust.org

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

EIN

137184401

BRIDGE Number

8127773815

Background

Established in 1999 in NY - Founded in the names of Harry B. and Leona M. Helmsley. Harry Helmsley founded a real-estate holding company that at one time was one of the biggest property holders in the United States, with buildings such as the Empire State Building, The Park Lane Hotel and the Ritz Carlton among its portfolio. Leona Helmsley was a hotel operator who assumed control of the company upon Harry's passing. The Trust is administered by four trustees selected by Leona Helmsley. As a continuation of Mr. and Mrs. Helmsley’s generous giving throughout their lifetimes, the Trust supports a diverse range of organizations with a major focus on health and medical research, in addition to programs in human services, education, cultural access, conservation, and the security and development of Israel.

Purpose and Activities

The trust aspires to improve lives by supporting effective nonprofits. Grantmaking focuses on four main areas: health and medical research, human services, education, and conservation. The trust, which is administered by four trustees selected by Leona Helmsley, also awards grants in other areas.