At A Glance
(formerly The Jacob and Annita France Foundation)
2 Hamill Rd., Ste. 302
Baltimore, MD United States 21210-1813
Telephone: (410) 464-2004
Type of Grantmaker
- Family foundation
Established in 1962; The Jacob and Annita France Foundation was created in 1959. The Robert G. and Anne M. Merrick Foundation was created in 1962. The two foundations were legally merged on June 1,1998, and now operate as the France-Merrick Foundation - The Jacob and Annita France Foundation was created in 1959 by Jacob France, a prominent Baltimore attorney, Chairman of the Mid-Continental Oil Company, and a founder of The Equitable Trust Company. The Robert G. and Anne M. Merrick Foundation was created in 1962 by Robert G. Merrick, President and then Chairman of The Equitable Trust Company. The Merrick Foundation was later bestowed additional funds by Robert G. Merrick, Jr., who had succeeded his father as President of the Merrick Foundation. The association of the two Foundations resulted from Mr. France's request in his will that Mr. Merrick be designated President of the France Foundation. The two Foundations were legally merged on June 1, 1998, and now operate as the France-Merrick Foundation.