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The John R. Oishei Foundation

Profile

Last profile update: 05/15/2017
Last grant data update: 08/27/2016

At A Glance

The John R. Oishei Foundation

726 Exchange Street, Ste. 510

Buffalo, NY United States 14210

Telephone: (716) 856-9490

URL: www.oishei.org

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Business

EIN

160874319

BRIDGE Number

2351021187

Background

Incorporated in 1941 in NY - Founded by the late John R. Oishei, founder of Trico Products Corporation, a worldwide leader in the development and manufacture of integrated wiper systems and electronics. After the car Oishei was driving on a rainy night hit a cyclist, though not seriously, he vowed to improve driver visibility during inclement weather to prevent such accidents. His company introduced the first windshield wiper, the Rain Rubber, to the automobiles of the early 20th century.

Purpose and Activities

The foundation strives to be a catalyst for change to enhance economic vitality and the quality of life for the Buffalo Niagara region.