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The Karan-Weiss Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-02-04

At A Glance

The Karan-Weiss Foundation

705 Greenwich St., 3rd Fl.

New York City, NY United States 10014-2542

Telephone: (212) 414-8520

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Business
  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2013-12-31)

Assets: $25,719

Total giving: $8,500






Established in 1999 in NY - Founded by Donna Karan, a fashion designer and the creator of the DKNY clothing line. She is a two-time winner of the Coty American Fashion Critics’ Award. The Council of Fashion Designers of America named her Menswear Designer of the Year in 1992 and Womenswear Designer of the Year in 1990 and 1996.

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for medical research, particularly cancer research, as well as for children and social services.

Fields of Interest

  • Cancers
  • Child welfare
  • Community recreation
  • Diseases and conditions
  • Education
  • Health
  • Higher education
  • Hospital care
  • Human services
  • In-patient medical care
  • Parks
  • Sports and recreation
  • University education
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children
  • Children and youth
  • Females
  • Associations

Financial Data

Year ended 2013-12-31

Assets: $25,719 (market value)

Gifts received: $10,000

Expenditures: $12,275

Total giving: $8,500

Qualifying distributions: $10,325

Giving activities include:

$8,500 for 1 grant