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Leon Levy Foundation

Profile

Last profile update: 05/16/2017
Last grant data update: 07/29/2017

At A Glance

Leon Levy Foundation

One Rockefeller Plaza, 20th Fl.

New York City, NY United States 10020-2003

URL: www.leonlevy.org

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Business
  • Family foundation

EIN

306085406

BRIDGE Number

0022731817

Background

Established in 2004 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.

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for higher education and the arts.