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Mellam Family Foundation

Profile

Last Updated: 2016-02-15

At A Glance

Mellam Family Foundation

P.O. Box 610091

Redwood City, CA United States 94061-0091

URL: www.mellam.org

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $15,452,027

Total giving: $577,010

EIN

136894208

BRIDGE Number

0838023369

Background

Established in 1987 in NY - The foundation was established by Laurel D. Mellam (1905-1993), in memory of her late husband, Leo L. Mellam (1906-1985), who was the founder of Flexi-Van Corp. In the transportation industry, he is widely known as the "father of containerization", having developed the model for containerized freight transportation in use throughout the world

Purpose and Activities

Giving for programs in the areas of medical and scientific research, education, the environment and social services.

Fields of Interest

Subjects
  • Diseases and conditions
  • Education
  • Environment
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $15,452,027 (market value)

Expenditures: $937,136

Total giving: $577,010

Qualifying distributions: $726,524

Giving activities include:

$577,010 for 57 grants (high: $20,000; low: $500)