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Sherry Lansing Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-08-10

At A Glance

Sherry Lansing Foundation

2121 Ave. of the Stars, Ste. 2020

Los Angeles, CA United States 90067-5075

Telephone: (310) 788-0057


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Business; Entertainment

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $2,853,388

Total giving: $167,965






Established in 1995 in CA - Founded by Sherry Lansing, a film studio executive and former actress who appeared in "Loving" and "Rio Lobo" (which also starred John Wayne). Lansing served as C.E.O. of Paramount Pictures and was the first woman to head a Hollywood studio when she served as President of 20th Century Fox (now a subsidiary of 21st Century Fox).

Purpose and Activities

The foundation is committed to making the world a better place by funding and raising awareness for cancer research and by supporting education, art, and culture.

Program Area(s)

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


This program is an innovative educational partnership with the Los Angeles Unified School District that places highly qualified retiree members in local public schools to fulfill specific needs.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Child welfare
  • Health
  • Higher education
  • Hospital care
  • In-patient medical care
  • Judaism
  • Theater
Population Groups
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Ethnic and racial groups
  • Low-income and poor people

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $2,853,388 (market value)

Gifts received: $200,000

Expenditures: $575,124

Total giving: $167,965

Qualifying distributions: $167,965