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Thomas & Dorothy Leavey Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-05-11

At A Glance

Thomas & Dorothy Leavey Foundation

10100 Santa Monica Blvd., Ste. 610

Los Angeles, CA United States 90067-4110

Telephone: (310) 551-9936

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $277,506,962

Total giving: $13,915,937






Established in 1952 in CA - Thomas Leavey and partner John C. Tyler began the Farmer's Insurance Company in 1928. The foundation was begun in 1952 by Leavey and his wife, Dorothy. Thomas Leavey died in 1980 and Dorothy actively led the foundation until her death in 1998.

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for hospitals, medical research, higher and secondary education, and Catholic church groups; provides scholarships to children of employees of Farmers Group, Inc.

Program Area(s)

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

Grants to Individuals Program

Scholarships to children of employees of Farmers Insurance Group, Inc.


Scholarships based on merit and need only to children of employees or agents of Farmers Insurance Group, Inc.

Fields of Interest

  • Community and economic development
  • Education
  • Health
  • Higher education
  • Human services
  • University education
  • Youth services
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $277,506,962 (market value)

Expenditures: $43,506,147

Total giving: $13,915,937

Qualifying distributions: $14,205,400