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J.W.L. Foundation


Last Updated: 2015-09-24

At A Glance

J.W.L. Foundation

101 Ygnacio Valley Rd., Ste. 310

Walnut Creek, CA United States 94596-7018

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Entertainment

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2013-12-31)

Assets: $7,467

Total giving: $20,000






Established in 2006 in CA - Founded by George W. Lucas, Jr. a film director and producer who is the founder of Lucasfilm. Lucas is best-known for producing, directing, and writing the screenplay for the 1977 film “Star Wars” and three of its prequels: “The Phantom Menace,” “Attack of the Clones” and “Revenge of the Sith.” He also wrote the screenplays for “The Empire Strikes Back,” “Return of the Jedi,” and the Indiana Jones movies. Lucas also founded the Academy Award-winning motion picture visual effects company Industrial Light & Magic. Lucasfilm was sold to The Walt Disney Company in 2012. George Lucas has committed to The Giving Pledge, and has pledged to give away at least half of his wealth to philanthropy

Fields of Interest

  • Addiction services
  • Cancers
  • Diseases and conditions
  • Education
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Health
  • Health care administration and financing
  • Human services
  • Mental health care
  • Patient social services
  • Substance abuse treatment
  • Youth development
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Students
  • Substance abusers

Financial Data

Year ended 2013-12-31

Assets: $7,467 (market value)

Gifts received: $21,000

Expenditures: $20,190

Total giving: $20,000

Qualifying distributions: $20,190

Giving activities include:

$20,000 for 4 grants of $5,000 each