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The Leonard and Evelyn Lauder Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-05-11

At A Glance

The Leonard and Evelyn Lauder Foundation

767 5th Ave., 40th Fl.

New York City, NY United States 10153-0003

Telephone: (212) 284-2764

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Business

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $6,918,719

Total giving: $2,532,417






Established in 2001 in DE - Founded by Estee Lauder, Leonard A. Lauder, Evelyn H. Lauder, the Lauder Foundation, and EL 2002 Trust. The late Estee Lauder was the co-founder of the famous cosmetics company that is named after her. Time magazine listed her as one of the 20 most influential business people of the 20th century and in 2004 she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Leonard A. Lauder is Chairman Emeritus of the Estee Lauder Companies. The late Evelyn H. Lauder was the Senior Corporate Vice President of The Estee Lauder Companies. Today Estee Lauder dominates the prestige cosmetics industry with such brands as Estee Lauder, Clinique, MAC Cosmetics, Aveda, Bobbi Brown and Stila.

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for education, health care, and human services.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Arts education
  • Breast cancer
  • Diseases and conditions
  • Environment
  • Foundations
  • Health
  • Higher education
  • Human services
  • Judaism
  • Museums
  • Performing arts
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students
  • Associations
  • Community foundations
  • Multipurpose centers

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $6,918,719 (market value)

Expenditures: $2,597,916

Total giving: $2,532,417

Qualifying distributions: $2,546,266