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Ittleson Foundation, Inc.


Last Updated: 2016-07-28

At A Glance

Ittleson Foundation, Inc.

15 E. 67th St., 5th Fl.

New York City, NY United States 10065

Telephone: (212) 794-2008


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $13,683,913

Total giving: $639,500




Trust established in 1932 in NY

Purpose and Activities

The foundation provides seed money for start-up programs and pilot and demonstration projects with a plan for national dissemination in the areas of AIDS and mental health.

Program Area(s)

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


The program retains its commitment to supporting cutting-edge prevention efforts and is also interested in innovative pilot, model and demonstration initiatives in: 1) addressing the needs of underserved at-risk populations, and especially those programs recognizing the overlap between such populations, 2) responding to the challenges facing community-based AIDS service organizations and those organizations addressing systemic change, 3) providing meaningful school-based sex education, 4) making treatment information accessible, and 5) addressing the psycho-social needs of those infected with and affected by AIDS.


The program supports innovative pilot, model and demonstration projects that will help move individuals, communities, and organizations from environmental awareness to environmental activism by changing attitudes and behaviors. The program particularly seeks projects involved in: 1) supporting the present generation of environmental activists, whether professionals or volunteers through education, training and other activities, 2) educating and engaging the next generation of environmentalists with a special interest in supporting the training of those who are teaching that generation, 3) strengthening the infrastructure of the environmental movement with a particular focus on efforts at the grassroots and statewide levels, and 4) activating new constituencies, particularly those focused on environmental equity issues.

Mental Health

In addition to the program's historic commitment to addressing the needs of underserved populations, it is particularly interested in innovative pilot, model and demonstration projects that are: 1) fighting the stigma associated with mental illness and working to change the public's negative perception of people who have mental illness; 2) utilizing new knowledge and current technological advances to improve programs and services for people who have mental illness; 3) bringing the full benefits of this new knowledge and technology to those who presently do not have access to them; and 4) advancing preventative mental health efforts, especially those targeted to youth and adolescents, with a special focus on strategies that involve parents, teachers, and others in close contact with these populations.

Fields of Interest

  • Abuse prevention
  • Arts and culture
  • Camps
  • Child abuse
  • Community recreation
  • Diseases and conditions
  • Education
  • Health
  • Higher education
  • Historic preservation
  • Historical activities
  • Immune system diseases
  • Mental health care
  • Performing arts
  • Philanthropy
  • Public health
  • Public safety
  • School athletics
  • Sports
  • Sports and recreation
  • Sports training
  • Theater
  • University education
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • People with diseases and illnesses
  • People with HIV/AIDS
  • Victims and oppressed people
  • Victims of crime and abuse

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $13,683,913 (market value)

Expenditures: $1,141,596

Total giving: $639,500

Qualifying distributions: $1,115,252