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The Joseph and Vera Long Foundation

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Last Updated: 2016-02-05

At A Glance

The Joseph and Vera Long Foundation

P.O. Box 3827

Walnut Creek, CA United States 94598-0827

URL: www.jvlf.org/index.html

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Business
  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2013-12-31)

Assets: $105,516,359

Total giving: $4,221,600

EIN

941643626

BRIDGE Number

5649167666

Background

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. .

Fields of Interest

Subjects
  • Community and economic development
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Family services
  • Graduate and professional education
  • Health
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Females
  • Seniors
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2013-12-31

Assets: $105,516,359 (market value)

Expenditures: $5,453,212

Total giving: $4,221,600

Qualifying distributions: $4,454,762

Giving activities include:

$4,221,600 for 49 grants (high: $525,000; low: $3,000)