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Armstrong McDonald Foundation


Last profile update: 12/21/2017
Last grant data update: 04/13/2018

At A Glance

Armstrong McDonald Foundation

3420 E. Sunrise Dr., Ste. 200

Tucson, AZ United States 85718

Telephone: (520) 878-9627


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation






Established in 1986 in NE - The foundation came into being as a result of the equal split of the J.M. McDonald Foundation that was founded and funded by Mr. J.M. McDonald, Sr., in 1952 in Hastings, NE, the city in which the corporate offices of the J.M. McDonald Company were located. The five original trustees were Messrs. McDonald Sr. and Jr., Future H. McDonald (Jr.'s spouse), Reed and Eleanor McJunkin (son-in-law and daughter of senior). The McJunkin family retained the name of the original foundation and moved its administrative offices to New York. Future H. McDonald and her son, James M. McDonald, III, incorporated the Armstrong McDonald Foundation utilizing the McDonald name to maintain the tie to the original and coupling it with the maiden name of senior's spouse to differentiate it from the forerunner foundation

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for higher education, animal welfare organizations that perform endangered species reproduction research, the training of guide dogs for the visually impaired, and for the training of dogs to be companions for the physically challenged or for mobility restricted seniors; funding also for scouting or boys and girls club-type children and youth services, health organizations, and social services, including community outreach programs, shelters for the homeless as well as abused women and children, veteran related projects, services to seniors, purchase of vans for various transportation needs and transitional living programs.