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Danny and Sylvia Fine Kaye Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-12-18

At A Glance

Danny and Sylvia Fine Kaye Foundation

888 17th St. N.W., Ste. 1250

Washington, DC United States 20006-3328

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Entertainment

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $11,300,574

Total giving: $832,580






Established in 1995 in CO - Founded by the late Danny and Sylvia Fine Kaye. Danny Kaye was an actor, singer and comedian who starred in films such as "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," "White Christmas," and "Hans Christian Andersen." Sylvia Fine Kaye was a lyricist who took a direct role in managing her husband's career and wrote many of his songs for him, both in film and recordings.

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for the arts, health, human services, and international affairs.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Basic and emergency aid
  • Biomedicine
  • Brain and nervous system disorders
  • Diseases and conditions
  • Film and video
  • Goodwill promotion
  • Health
  • Human services
  • International development
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Performing arts
  • Philanthropy
  • Reproductive rights
  • Social sciences
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • People with disabilities
  • People with physical disabilities
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $11,300,574 (market value)

Expenditures: $1,081,344

Total giving: $832,580

Qualifying distributions: $986,357