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The Peter Jennings Foundation Inc.


Last Updated: 2016-05-12

At A Glance

The Peter Jennings Foundation Inc.

875 3rd Ave.

New York City, NY United States 10022-6225

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Entertainment

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $2,805,479

Total giving: $220,000






Established in 1998 in DE and NY - Founded by the late Peter Jennings, a television journalist who was the long-time anchor of ABC's "World News Tonight." He won two Peabody Awards, the Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism, and 16 Emmy Awards.

Purpose and Activities

Giving for education, social and human services, and for the freedom of the press.

Fields of Interest

  • Basic and emergency aid
  • Education
  • Freedom of association and expression
  • Freedom of information
  • Higher education
  • Homeless shelters
  • Human services
  • International development
  • International relations
Population Groups
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Homeless people
  • Low-income and poor people

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $2,805,479 (market value)

Gifts received: $156

Expenditures: $262,659

Total giving: $220,000

Qualifying distributions: $220,000