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Leon Lowenstein Foundation, Inc.


Last Updated: 2016-06-06

At A Glance

Leon Lowenstein Foundation, Inc.

150 E. 58th St., 16th Fl.

New York City, NY United States 10155-1601

Telephone: (212) 319-0670

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $121,981,994

Total giving: $5,479,750






Incorporated in 1941 in NY - A business executive and philanthropist, Leon Lowenstein was the president and chairman of M. Lowenstein Corp., a major textile corporation founded by his father and brother. Lowenstein served as chairman of the Leon Lowenstein Foundation, Inc., until his death in 1976. Among his major contributions were the Leon Lowenstein Center on Fordham's Lincoln Center Campus, the Leon Lowenstein Clinic at Saint Vincent's Hospital, and several buildings at Hillside Hospital, now affiliated with the Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

Purpose and Activities

The foundation supports a wide range of projects nationwide. Program areas include education, health and the environment with a particular interest in innovative, scale-able, and transformative projects and organizations.

Program Area(s)

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

Program-Related Investment

The foundation has made PRIs to a college, a medical center, and a hospital foundation.

Fields of Interest

  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health care administration and financing
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $121,981,994 (market value)

Expenditures: $6,642,128

Total giving: $5,479,750

Qualifying distributions: $6,212,671