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The Lear Charitable Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-07-22

At A Glance

The Lear Charitable Foundation

100 N. Crescent Dr., Ste. 120

Beverly Hills, CA United States 90210-5451

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-06-30)

Assets: $105,201

Total giving: $50,000






Established in 1977 - Founded by Norman Lear, a television writer and producer who has worked on such shows as "All in the Family," "Sanford and Son," "Maude," "Good Times," "The Jeffersons," "One Day at a Time," "Diff'rent Strokes," "The Facts of Life," and "Who's the Boss?" He was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1984, and had a National Medal of Arts conferred onto him in 1999 by then-president Bill Clinton. In 1981 Lear went on to found People for the American Way, a prominent civil liberties organization

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Ballet
  • Dance
  • Human services
  • Performing arts
Population Groups
  • People of Latin American descent

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-06-30

Assets: $105,201 (market value)

Expenditures: $52,510

Total giving: $50,000

Qualifying distributions: $51,260