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The Nord Family Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-06-06

At A Glance

The Nord Family Foundation

747 Milan Ave.

Amherst, OH United States 44001-1310

Telephone: (440) 984-3939


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $128,554,263

Total giving: $6,291,702





Additional Contact Information

Additional tel.: (800) 745-8946; E-mail: or


Trust established in 1952 in OH; reorganized in 1988 under current name

Purpose and Activities

Emphasis on projects to assist the disadvantaged and minorities, including giving for early childhood, secondary, and higher education, social services, health, cultural affairs, and civic activities. Initiatives included a project to establish a common agenda to address factors which inhibit social and economic progress within the county and a program to strengthen nonprofit organizations which address family issues.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Arts & Culture

The foundation's support for arts organizations includes those in the performing and visual arts. Although the foundation seeks to fund programs that demonstrate innovation, the foundation realizes that innovation and creativity is the essence of what arts organizations do. For that reason, the foundation provides general operating support to arts organizations giving them the freedom to do what they do best-serve as the creative muse to the community. In times of economic hardship, the arts can be an outlet for children who find a sense of belonging and family, or a place for self expression and praise.

Civic Affairs

The foundation's support for programs that meet basic human needs is guided by a desire to advance the public understanding of issues and practices that affect community growth and stability. Over the years, the foundation has provided core support to nonprofit organizations whose programs increase opportunities for the poor and disadvantaged; and the foundation has also provided special purpose grants to the government sector for projects that rebuild neighborhoods.


The foundation recognizes a solid educational experience as a cornerstone of a strong community. In this spirit, the foundation supports projects that provide educational opportunities and seek to increase the quality of existing educational systems. The foundation supports a number of smaller non-public schools that serve youngsters whose needs are not being appropriately met by the public school system.

Health & Social Services

The foundation seeks to have an impact on the quality of people's lives, through support of projects and organizations that provide opportunities for families and individuals throughout the life span. Grants have been made to address issues of early childhood care and education, promote positive youth development, increase access to a variety of health and social services, and support the needs of senior adults. There are no strict priorities within the health and social services program area. Rather, the foundation seeks to address a broad range of community needs, reflective of the guiding principles of our mission.

Matching Gifts Program

The foundation matches gifts of trustees, members, and staff to nonprofit educational, cultural, and human welfare organizations.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Child development
  • Child educational development
  • Child welfare
  • Diseases and conditions
  • Early childhood education
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Higher education
  • Human services
  • Secondary education
  • Sustainable development
  • Urban development
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Adolescents
  • Children
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Ethnic and racial groups
  • Extremely poor people
  • Homeless people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students
  • Associations

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $128,554,263 (market value)

Gifts received: $25,000

Expenditures: $7,745,830

Total giving: $6,291,702

Qualifying distributions: $7,178,817

Giving activities include:

$6,106,657 for 237 grants (high: $150,000; low: $100)

$185,045 for 100 employee matching gifts

$238,128 for 4 foundation-administered programs