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The Ambrose Monell Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-06-04

At A Glance

The Ambrose Monell Foundation

1 Rockefeller Plz., Ste. 301

New York City, NY United States 10020-2002

Telephone: (212) 586-0700


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $293,394,907

Total giving: $12,343,333






Incorporated in 1952 in NY - For over twenty years, one of the foundation's largest single recipients has been the Monell Chemical Senses Center, Inc. at the University of Pennsylvania. The center was founded in 1968 with a $1 million grant from the foundation to conduct research on the senses of taste and smell

Purpose and Activities

Giving for the improvement of the physical, mental, and moral condition of humanity throughout the world. Giving largely for hospitals and health services, scientific research, museums, performing arts, and other cultural activities, and higher and secondary education; support also for social services, research in political science, mental health, and aid to the handicapped.

Fields of Interest

  • Alcoholism
  • Animal welfare
  • Diseases and conditions
  • Education
  • Health
  • Hospital care
  • Human services
  • Mental health care
  • Physical and earth sciences
  • Political science
  • Public policy
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • People with disabilities
  • Seniors
  • Students
  • Associations

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $293,394,907 (market value)

Expenditures: $14,017,884

Total giving: $12,343,333

Qualifying distributions: $12,690,560