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Jason Debus Heigl Foundation


Last profile update: 03/02/2018
Last grant data update: 04/03/2018

At A Glance

Jason Debus Heigl Foundation

4924 Balboa Blvd., No. 450

Encino, CA United States 91316-3402

Telephone: 8189734500

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Entertainment






Established in 2008 - The Jason Debus Heigl Foundation was founded in 2008, by Nancy and Katherine Heigl. The Heigl's desire to end cruelty and abuse inspired them to create an organization dedicated to animal welfare that would celebrate the compassion, kindness and memory of a beloved son and brother. Katherine Heigl is an Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe nominated actress, best known for her starring roles in the feature films "The Ugly Truth," "27 Dresses," and "Knocked Up," as well as her portrayal of Dr. Isobel 'Izzie' Stevens in the television medical drama "Grey's Anatomy." Nancy Heigl got her start in the entertainment industry, managing daughter Katherine Heigl's acting career. In 2007, she partnered with Katherine to form Abishag Productions. Her executive production credits include "Life As We Know It," "27 Dresses," and "The Ugly Truth."

Purpose and Activities

The foundation's mission is to eliminate the needless suffering inflicted on animals by human cruelty, indifference, and ignorance. .