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The Joseph and Vera Long Foundation


Last profile update: 12/27/2017
Last grant data update: 04/13/2018

At A Glance

The Joseph and Vera Long Foundation

P.O. Box 3827

Walnut Creek, CA United States 94598-0827

Telephone: 9259354138

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Business
  • Family foundation






Established in 1966 - Joseph M. Long, an entrepreneur and co-founder of Longs Drug Stores, created his foundation, The JM Long Foundation, in 1966 as a way of giving back to others after receiving so much in his lifetime. Vera M. Long, a philanthropist and board activist, established The Vera M. Long Foundation in 1988 so that she could fund the growing number of projects that interested her. On January 1, 2011, The JM Long Foundation and The Vera M Long Foundation merged to form The Joseph & Vera Long Foundation. Founded in the name of Joseph M. Long, who was the co-founder and Chair. of Longs Drug Stores

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily to organizations involved with healthcare, education and conservation in the communities of Northern CA and HI. In addition, the foundation has a special interest in programs which benefit women, families and seniors, or contribute to the conservation of the natural environment. Preference will be given for new, innovative projects which will be completed with the foundation's contribution. .