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The Bob & Dolores Hope Charitable Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-02-05

At A Glance

The Bob & Dolores Hope Charitable Foundation

2600 W. Olive Ave., 5th Fl.

Burbank, CA United States 91505

Telephone: (818) 333-5067

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Entertainment

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2013-12-31)

Assets: $30,266,110

Total giving: $2,039,556






Established in 1953 in CA - Founded by the late Lester T. "Bob" Hope, who was a comedian, theater, radio, motion picture and television entertainer. He is best known for films such as "My Favorite Brunette" and the "Road to..." series of movies. Hope served as host of the Academy Awards ceremony 14 times, and was the winner of 4 honorary awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Hope did nearly 60 tours with the United Service Organizations (USO) to entertain American troops abroad.

Fields of Interest

  • Catholicism
  • Christianity
  • Diseases and conditions
  • Education
  • Elder housing
  • Food aid
  • Higher education
  • Human services
  • Nursing homes
  • Religion
  • Shelter and residential care
  • Sport and hobby museums
  • University education
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Adults
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Seniors

Financial Data

Year ended 2013-12-31

Assets: $30,266,110 (market value)

Gifts received: $10,603,029

Expenditures: $2,780,688

Total giving: $2,039,556

Qualifying distributions: $2,610,525

Giving activities include:

$2,039,556 for 32 grants (high: $525,000; low: $1,500)