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Banky La Rocque Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-01-30

At A Glance

Banky La Rocque Foundation

P.O. Box 5596

Santa Monica, CA United States 90409-5596

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Entertainment

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2013-12-31)

Assets: $2,157,500

Total giving: $246,500






Established in 1981 in CA - Founded by the late Vilma Bánky La Rocque, a silent film actress, who worked opposite Rudolph Valentino in the films "The Eagle" and "The Son of the Sheik," as well as she appeared in 22 other films throughout the 1920's and early 1930's. Born in Hungary, she was hailed by film audiences as "The Hungarian Rhapsody."

Fields of Interest

  • Antidiscrimination
  • Child welfare
  • Health
  • Human rights
  • Human services
  • Women's rights
Population Groups
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Ethnic and racial groups
  • Females
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Victims and oppressed people
  • Victims of crime and abuse

Financial Data

Year ended 2013-12-31

Assets: $2,157,500 (market value)

Expenditures: $272,785

Total giving: $246,500

Qualifying distributions: $258,500

Giving activities include:

$246,500 for 20 grants (high: $50,000; low: $200)