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Emily Davie and Joseph S. Kornfeld Foundation

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Last Updated: 2016-06-04

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

URL: kornfeldfdn.org

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $30,251,534

Total giving: $1,685,000

EIN

133042360

BRIDGE Number

2255390867

Additional Contact Information

Additional URL: http://www.kornfeldfdn.org

Background

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.

Program Area(s)

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

Grants to Individuals Program

Postgraduate fellowships, primarily to individuals residing in the New York, NY, metropolitan area for research in palliative care.

Fields of Interest

Subjects
  • Diseases and conditions
  • Education
  • Educational management
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Health
  • Medical education
  • Palliative care
  • Reading promotion
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $30,251,534 (market value)

Expenditures: $2,300,545

Total giving: $1,685,000

Qualifying distributions: $1,994,464

Giving activities include:

$1,685,000 for 24 grants (high: $800,000; low: $5,000)

Estimated financial data for year ending 2015-12-31:

Assets: $26,000,000

Grants: $1,845,000