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The Karl Kirchgessner Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-07-22

At A Glance

The Karl Kirchgessner Foundation

1525 Aviation Blvd., No. 168

Redondo Beach, CA United States 90278-2805


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-06-30)

Assets: $18,393,303

Total giving: $818,763






Established in 1979 in CA and reincorporated in NV due to a merger with The Karl Kirchgessner Foundation (CA) in 2003

Purpose and Activities

The foundation's mission is to assist economically disadvantaged persons, especially those among the young, the elderly, and the disabled. While the foundation supports a limited amount of eye research, its emphasis is to support activities in the area of eye care, and in helping those with sight problems to be self-sufficient.

Fields of Interest

  • Eye diseases
  • Health
  • Health care clinics
  • Human services
  • Independent living for people with disabilities
  • Out-patient medical care
  • Special population support
Population Groups
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • People with disabilities
  • People with vision impairments

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-06-30

Assets: $18,393,303 (market value)

Expenditures: $1,181,457

Total giving: $818,763

Qualifying distributions: $981,441