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Lee Endowment Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-02-07

At A Glance

Lee Endowment Foundation

2601 4th St., S.W., P.O. Box 1708

Mason City, IA United States 50402-1708

Telephone: (641) 423-1600

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $1,308,388

Total giving: $39,062





Additional Contact Information

Application address: c/o Howard Query, Chair., Charitable Fund Screening Comm., Globe-Gazette, P.O. Box 271, Mason City, IA 50402, tel.: (641) 421-0507 (for Elizabeth Muse Norris Char. Fund and Lorraine & Ray Rorick Fund), Scholarship application address: Muse Scholarship Program, 500 College Dr., Mason City, IA 50401, tel.: (641) 422-4168


Established in 1978 in IA

Purpose and Activities

Support for community development, higher education, health and social services, and for scholarships to individuals for postsecondary education.

Program Area(s)

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

Grants to Individuals Program

Scholarships to graduating high school seniors of Mason City and Cerro Gordo County, IA pursuing any course of study or education beyond high school.

Muse Scholarship Program

Scholarships may be used for any course of study or education beyond the high school level. This includes, but is not limited to, trade schools, craft schools, college courses leading to degrees, and college postgraduate courses of every kind and nature. Scholarships are renewable.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Christianity
  • Education
  • Historic preservation
  • Historical activities
  • Human services
  • Nonprofits
  • Performing arts
  • Philanthropy
  • Presbyterianism
  • Protestantism
  • Religion
  • Sports and recreation
  • Undergraduate education
  • Youth development
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Christians
  • Presbyterians
  • Protestants

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $1,308,388 (market value)

Expenditures: $45,889

Total giving: $39,062

Qualifying distributions: $41,933