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Jerome Levy Foundation

Profile

Last profile update: 05/03/2017
Last grant data update: 11/11/2017

At A Glance

Jerome Levy Foundation

1 Rockefeller Plz., 20th Fl.

New York City, NY United States 10020-2017

URL: leonlevyfoundation.org

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

EIN

136159573

BRIDGE Number

4357504494

Background

Trust established in 1955 in NY - Founded by the late Leon Levy, who co-founded the mutual fund manager Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. In 1959, he started dozens of mutual funds that have grown to manage more than $120 billion. Levy had a passion for expanding knowledge and believed in the power of ideas and a just and equitable society. This broad humanism also defined his philanthropy, which the foundation endeavors to continue by administering and supporting six program areas that range from understanding the arts and humanities to research into the functioning of the brain.