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The Hershey Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-07-28

At A Glance

The Hershey Foundation

10229 Prouty Rd.

Concord Township, OH United States 44077-2104

Telephone: (440) 256-6003


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $18,827,871

Total giving: $1,259,250






Established in 1986 in OH - Founded by Jo Hershey Selden

Purpose and Activities

The foundation is dedicated to providing children in northeastern Ohio, from all socio-economic and cultural backgrounds, with special opportunities for personal growth and development. Support from the foundation helps schools, museums, cultural institutions, and other non-profit organizations develop and implement innovative programs that make the future brighter for children by improving quality of life, building self-esteem, enhancing learning, increasing exposure to other cultures and ideas, and encouraging the development of independent thinking and problem-solving skills.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts education
  • Child development
  • Child educational development
  • Child welfare
  • Early childhood education
  • Education
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Elementary education
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children
  • Children and youth
  • Female children
  • Female children and youth
  • Male children
  • Male children and youth
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $18,827,871 (market value)

Expenditures: $1,445,787

Total giving: $1,259,250

Qualifying distributions: $1,259,250