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Mitford Children's Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-02-08

At A Glance

Mitford Children's Foundation

P.O. Box 127

Esmont, VA United States 22937

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Entertainment

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2013-12-31)

Assets: $27,809

Total giving: $0



Bridge Number



Established in 1997 in NC and VA - Founded by Jan Karon, an author of books for adults and children. Karon is well-known for "Father Tim" novels and the "Mitford Years" series, for which she won the ABBY Honor award. Among her children's books are "Miss Fannie's Hat," "Violet Comes to Stay," "Violet Goes to the Country," and "In the Company of Others."

Purpose and Activities

Giving to organizations that improve the quality of life for children through education, medical, and spiritual.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Education
  • Graduate and professional education
  • Human services
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people

Financial Data

Year ended 2013-12-31

Assets: $27,809 (market value)

Gifts received: $153,352

Expenditures: $127,150

Total giving: $0

Qualifying distributions: N/A