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The John W. Kluge Foundation

Profile

Last Updated: 2016-07-29

At A Glance

The John W. Kluge Foundation

15004 Sunflower Ct.

Rockville, MD United States 20853-1748

Telephone: 3019299340

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Business

EIN

521720688

BRIDGE Number

2734850753

Background

Established in 1990 in DE and MD - Founded by the late John W. Kluge, who was an entrepreneur and a television industry mogul. He was a partner in a private venture named Metromedia Co., a media company with varied interests in the fields of technology, entertainment, telecommunications, and the restaurant industry. Among the major television and radio stations Metromedia owned in New York City were WNEW-TV and WNEW-FM. In 1986, he sold Metromedia to 20th Century Fox, which is now controlled by the News Corporation.

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for higher education.