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Andrea Waitt Carlton Family Foundation


Last Updated: 2015-09-24

At A Glance

Andrea Waitt Carlton Family Foundation

(formerly Messengers of Healing Winds Foundation)

(also known as AWC Family Foundation)

P.O. Box 58389

Nashville, TN United States 37205-8389

Telephone: (615) 873-4142

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2013-12-31)

Assets: $60,149,649

Total giving: $2,785,250






Established in 1998 in DE and NM

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily in four major areas: 1) environmental concerns, with emphasis on programs that strive to preserve the land and educate our children on the importance of protecting and caring for our natural heritage; 2) animal welfare, with emphasis on the protection and humane treatment of both wild and domestic animals; 3) social concerns, with emphasis on helping Native Americans help themselves; and 4) the fine arts, with emphasis on renovation or the visual and performing arts. The foundation may also fund other charitable organizations or programs as deemed appropriate by the board of directors.

Fields of Interest

  • Animal welfare
  • Biodiversity
  • Domesticated animals
  • Environmental education
  • Golf
  • Natural resources
  • Performing arts
  • Sports
  • Sports and recreation
  • Wildlife biodiversity
  • Zoos
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Students
  • Multipurpose centers

Financial Data

Year ended 2013-12-31

Assets: $60,149,649 (market value)

Expenditures: $3,444,545

Total giving: $2,785,250

Qualifying distributions: $2,785,250

Giving activities include:

$2,785,250 for 85 grants (high: $100,000; low: $500)