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Swanee Hunt Family Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-05-11

At A Glance

Swanee Hunt Family Foundation

168 Brattle St.

Cambridge, MA United States 02138-3309


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $41,353,350

Total giving: $8,320,879






Established in 1981 in Denver, CO; merged in July 2000 as Swanee Hunt Family Foundation - Founded by the Hon. Swanee Hunt, an Eleanor Roosevelt Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, who is the founding director of the Women and Public Policy Program at Kennedy School and former United States Ambassador to Austria

Purpose and Activities

The fund advances innovative and inclusive approaches to social change at the local, national, and global levels. .

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Program-Related Investment

The foundation has made a program related investment in the form of a loan to a microfinancing organization.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
International Interests
  • Colombia
  • Nepal
  • Rwanda
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Adolescents
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Females
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $41,353,350 (market value)

Gifts received: $2,966,249

Expenditures: $9,462,734

Total giving: $8,320,879

Qualifying distributions: $9,247,995

Giving activities include:

$722,116 for 3 foundation-administered programs