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The Esther A. & Joseph Klingenstein Fund, Inc.


Last Updated: 2016-02-11

At A Glance

The Esther A. & Joseph Klingenstein Fund, Inc.

(also known as Esther A. & Joseph Klingenstein Fund)

125 Park Ave., Ste. 1700

New York City, NY United States 10017-5529

Telephone: (212) 492-6195


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-09-30)

Assets: $103,006,327

Total giving: $2,193,739






Incorporated in 1945 in NY

Purpose and Activities

Primary interests in basic neuroscience research and independent school education.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Grants to Individuals Program

Fellowships to young investigators in the early stages of their careers engaged in basic or clinical research that may lead to a better understanding of neurological and psychiatric disorders.

Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship Award in the Neurosciences

This award program, previously known as the Klingenstein Fellowship Awards in the Neurosciences, is now the Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship Award in the Neurosciences. The Klingenstein Fund and the Simmons Foundation will now award more of these fellowships (up to 12 annually), and at an increased level of support, providing $75,000 per year for three years. Investigators must hold the Ph.D. and/or M.D. degrees, and have completed all research training, including postdoctoral training. The candidate must be an independent investigator, within four years of receiving his/her first tenure track appointment at a university or medical institution. The awards will continue to be administered by the Klingenstein Fund.

Fields of Interest

  • Diseases and conditions
  • Education
  • Education services
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Epilepsy
  • Freedom of association and expression
  • Higher education
  • Hospital care
  • Neurology
  • Public policy
  • University education
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-09-30

Assets: $103,006,327 (market value)

Gifts received: $1,300,000

Expenditures: $3,185,662

Total giving: $2,193,739

Qualifying distributions: $2,558,322

Giving activities include:

$2,193,739 for 46 grants (high: $75,000