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Richard Lounsbery Foundation, Inc.


Last Updated: 2016-09-19

At A Glance

Richard Lounsbery Foundation, Inc.

1020 19th St. N.W., Ste. LL60

Washington, DC United States 20036-6100

Telephone: (202) 872-8080


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-12-31)

Assets: $23,173,606

Total giving: $2,142,001






Incorporated in 1959 in NY - The foundation annually receives contributions from a feeder trust which is obliged in perpetuity to pay over its net income to the foundation

Purpose and Activities

The foundation aims to enhance national strengths in science and technology through support of programs in the following areas: science and technology components of key U.S. policy issues; elementary and secondary science and math education; historical studies and contemporary assessments of key trends in the physical and biomedical sciences; and start-up assistance for establishing the infrastructure of research projects.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Richard Lounsbery Award

In 1989, Vera Victoroff Lounsbery established a $70,000 annual award named after her husband, Richard Lounsbery, who died in 1967 at the age of 84. The Richard Lounsbery Award is made annually to a researcher in biology or medicine who has been selected by a jury of seven members of the Academies of Science of France and the United States of America. The laureate receives an outright award of $50,000 and a three-year option on an additional $20,000 to cover expenses of conducting research in the United States if French, or in France if American.

Fields of Interest

  • Biomedicine
  • Health
  • Science
  • STEM education
International Interests
  • France
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-12-31

Assets: $23,173,606 (market value)

Gifts received: $2,050,000

Expenditures: $2,887,031

Total giving: $2,142,001

Qualifying distributions: $2,644,726

Giving activities include:

$2,142,001 for 49 grants (high: $300,000; low: $2,500)