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The Irving Family Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-05-12

At A Glance

The Irving Family Foundation

172 Lake St.

Hamburg, NY United States 14075-4824

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Entertainment

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $341,742

Total giving: $41,200






Established in 1992 in NY - Founded by John Irving, a novelist and screenwriter. Among his many novels are "The Hotel New Hampshire," "The Cider House Rules" and "A Prayer for Owen Meany." In 1979, his novel "The World According to Garp" became an international bestseller, was a finalist for the American Book Award and won the National Book Foundation's award for paperback fiction in 1980. It was later made into a film and garnered several Academy Award nominations. In 1999, he won the Academy Award for the Best Adapted Screenplay for "The Cider House Rules."

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Christianity
  • Education
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Environment
  • Episcopalianism and Anglicanism
  • Higher education
  • Performing arts
  • Protestantism
  • Religion
  • Secondary education
  • Theater
  • Undergraduate education
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Adolescents
  • Children and youth
  • Christians
  • Episcopalians and Anglicans
  • Protestants
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $341,742 (market value)

Gifts received: $40,110

Expenditures: $46,504

Total giving: $41,200

Qualifying distributions: $41,200