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The Lenfest Foundation, Inc.


Last profile update: 11/10/2017
Last grant data update: 04/06/2018

At A Glance

The Lenfest Foundation, Inc.

100 N. 18th St., Ste. 800, Two Logan Sq.

Philadelphia, PA United States 19103-2743

Telephone: (215) 239-9003


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor




Established in 2000 in PA - Founded by Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Lenfest. Mr. Lenfest is a media entrepreneur and philanthropist, establishing the foundation following the sale of Lenfest Communications to Comcast in 2000 for $6.7 billion. Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest have committed to The Giving Pledge, and have pledged to give away at least half of their wealth to philanthropy.

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for the foundation's own rural education scholarship programs, major project support initiated by the foundation's founders, and approved by its Board of Directors. Limited number of grants in the areas of education, arts, and the environment.