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Daisy Marquis Jones Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-02-03

At A Glance

Daisy Marquis Jones Foundation

1600 South Ave., Ste. 250

Rochester, NY United States 14620-3921

Telephone: (585) 461-4950


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2013-12-31)

Assets: $53,426,095

Total giving: $1,825,120






Established in 1968 in NY - Founded in 1968 by Daisy Marquis Jones and her nephew, Leo Marquis Lyons. Daisy Marquis Jones was a businesswoman who operated Bellview Farms Dairy in Himrod, NY, with her husband, Nelson Jones

Purpose and Activities

The foundation's mission is to improve the well-being of residents of Yates and Monroe Counties, NY, and of the City of Rochester, in particular. A central concern is disadvantaged children and families, and the neighborhoods in which they live. The foundation believes that it can best serve those in need by granting time-limited support to nonprofit organizations with programs or projects that provide access to health care, attend to the needs of young children and senior citizens or help families develop economic security. The foundation also looks for programs that: give people the tools they need to help themselves; encourage collaboration among agencies and between individuals and agencies; have measurable outcomes; make long-term commitments to specific neighborhoods.

Fields of Interest

  • Child welfare
  • Community and economic development
  • Early childhood education
  • Public affairs
Population Groups
  • Adults
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Females
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Seniors

Financial Data

Year ended 2013-12-31

Assets: $53,426,095 (market value)

Gifts received: $40,000

Expenditures: $2,292,510

Total giving: $1,825,120

Qualifying distributions: $2,201,628

Giving activities include:

$1,825,120 for grants