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The Iacocca Family Foundation


Last profile update: 08/29/2017
Last grant data update: 05/17/2018

At A Glance

The Iacocca Family Foundation

(formerly The Iacocca Foundation)

867 Boylston St., 6th Fl.

Boston, MA United States 02116-2774

Telephone: (617) 267-7747


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Business
  • Family foundation






Established in 1984 in MI - Founded by Lido A. "Lee" lacocca who was president of Ford Motor Company from 1964 to 1978. Then, as president, C.E.O., and chairman of auto manufacturer of Chrysler, he introduced the concept of the minivan to the American public, and helped to bring Chrysler out of bankruptcy in the early 1980s. He is also the author of the 1984 and 1985 bestselling book "Iacocca: an Autobiography"

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for innovative and promising type 1 diabetes research programs and projects that will lead to a cure for the disease and alleviate complications caused by it.