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Huffington Foundation


Last profile update: 05/17/2017
Last grant data update: 03/02/2018

At A Glance

Huffington Foundation

5555 San Felipe St., Ste. 840

Houston, TX United States 77056-2701

Telephone: (713) 753-1000

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation






Established in 1987 in Houston, TX - Founded by the late Roy M. Huffington who launched Roy M. Huffington, Inc. (Huffco), an oil and natural gas exploration company which became a major independent and international oil company. Mr. Huffington also served as the U.S. Ambassador to Austria, and from 1994 to 2007, served as Chairman of the Board of the Salzburg Global Seminar. Mr. Huffington's son Michael Huffington represented California's 22nd district of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1993-1995, and later became an activist for LGBT issues, as well as worked as a film producer, and from 1991-2000, co-owner of Crest Films Limited.

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for education, particularly a medical school, as well as for the arts and human services.