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Huffington Foundation

Profile

Last Updated: 2016-05-11

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

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $182,797,549

Total giving: $8,327,000

EIN

766040840

BRIDGE Number

1982075013

Additional Contact Information

Additional address: P.O. Box 4337, Houston, TX 77210-4337

Background

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.

Fields of Interest

Subjects
  • Arts and culture
  • Education
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Graduate and professional education
  • Health
  • Higher education
  • Human services
  • Medical education
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Baptists
  • Children and youth
  • Christians
  • Protestants
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $182,797,549 (market value)

Gifts received: $3,034,363

Expenditures: $9,268,130

Total giving: $8,327,000

Qualifying distributions: $8,336,479