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James J. McCann Charitable Trust


Last Updated: 2016-02-04

At A Glance

James J. McCann Charitable Trust

(also known as McCann Foundation)

35 Market St.

Poughkeepsie, NY United States 12601-3214

Telephone: (845) 452-3085

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $28,468,732

Total giving: $1,190,444




Established in 1967; The foundation was established in 1967, the trust in 1969. They function as a single combined entity - The charitable trust and the foundation are separate legal entities. The bulk of the assets are held in the charitable trust. Although the initial foundation was established in 1967, it did not receive funds until 1968 and made its first grant in 1969. Its first full year of operation was 1970. In 1979, the foundation's policy of making most grants to the general Poughkeepsie area was extended indefinitely to the Dutchess County area.

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for the arts, education, health, children and social services, sports associations, and Christian agencies and churches.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Child welfare
  • Christianity
  • Education
  • Health
  • Higher education
  • Hospital care
  • Human services
  • Music
  • Opera
  • Performing arts
  • Sports and recreation
  • Undergraduate education
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Catholics
  • Christians
  • Students
  • Associations

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $28,468,732 (market value)

Expenditures: $1,721,974

Total giving: $1,190,444

Qualifying distributions: $1,375,055