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Emily Davie and Joseph S. Kornfeld Foundation


Last profile update: 04/12/2017
Last grant data update: 02/09/2018

At A Glance

Emily Davie and Joseph S. Kornfeld Foundation

41 Schermerhorn St., Ste. 208

Brooklyn, NY United States 11201-4802

Telephone: (718) 624-7969


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation






Established in 1979 - The foundation was established by Emily Davie Kornfeld in 1979, and was the principal beneficiary of Mrs. Kornfeld's estate upon her death in 1989. Mrs. Kornfeld's personal philanthropy supported medical research in the control and treatment of pain, as well as efforts directed at enhancing individual choice in medical treatment and dying. In the last decade the foundation has evolved its interests to include bioethics, palliative care, medical research and education

Purpose and Activities

The Foundation supports: 1) Literacy enrichment programs for New York City public school children that focus on arts education and professional development, in collaboration with Columbia University Teachers College Reading and Writing Project; 2) Robert Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins Medical School; 3) Grants in palliative care and bioethics, currently focused on the National Palliative Care Research Center at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the Kornfeld Program in Bioethics and Patient Care, administered by The Greenwall Foundation.