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Jenjo Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-02-03

At A Glance

Jenjo Foundation

380 Lexington Ave., 17th Fl.

New York City, NY United States 10168

Telephone: (212) 579-3570

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Entertainment
  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2013-12-31)

Assets: $1,921,086

Total giving: $96,000






Established in 1990 in NY - Founded by Alan Alda, an actor, director and screenwriter. He is best known for his long-term role as Hawkeye Pierce on the television show "M*A*S*H," for which he won five Emmy Awards, including one for Outstanding Directing. He has appeared in many movies, including "The Seduction of Joe Tynan," "The Four Seasons," "Crimes and Misdemeanors," and "Everyone Says I Love You." In addition to his Emmy Awards, Alda has appeared on Broadway numerous times in shows such as "The Apple Tree" for which he was nominated for a Tony Award, Neil Simon's "Jake's Women," Yasmina Reza's "Art," "QED" (which Alda collaborated on with playwright Peter Parnell and director Gordon Davidson), and the 2005 revival of David Mamet's "Glengarry Glen Ross" which also earned him a Tony nomination

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily to organizations that give to health, education, the environment and other critical areas which affect the quality of life for all people.

Fields of Interest

  • Community and economic development
  • Domestic violence shelters
  • Economic development
  • Human services
  • Philanthropy
  • Shelter and residential care
  • Supportive housing
  • Urban development
  • Youth development
  • Youth services
Population Groups
  • Adolescents
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Females
  • LGBTQ people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Victims and oppressed people
  • Victims of crime and abuse

Financial Data

Year ended 2013-12-31

Assets: $1,921,086 (market value)

Expenditures: $122,240

Total giving: $96,000

Qualifying distributions: $96,000

Giving activities include:

$96,000 for 3 grants (high: $61,000; low: $5,000)