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Oberkotter Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-07-15

At A Glance

Oberkotter Foundation

1600 Market St., Ste. 3600

Philadelphia, PA United States 19103-7286

Telephone: (215) 751-2601


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-11-30)

Assets: $170,398,175

Total giving: $9,612,621






Established in 1992 in PA

Purpose and Activities

The foundation limits its grants to educational institutions and centers for the deaf that use the auditory/oral or auditory/verbal method exclusively; research in the area of hearing-impairment where interdisciplinary resources are used.

Program Area(s)

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

Program-Related Investment

The foundation has made PRIs in the form of no-interest loans to organizations serving the deaf to fund construction and development costs.

Fields of Interest

  • Diabetes
  • Ear, nose and throat diseases
  • Education
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Health
  • Rehabilitation
  • Special needs education
  • Speech and hearing rehabilitation
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children
  • Children and youth
  • Infants and toddlers
  • People with disabilities
  • People with hearing impairments
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-11-30

Assets: $170,398,175 (market value)

Gifts received: $9,996,396

Expenditures: $13,589,846

Total giving: $9,612,621

Qualifying distributions: $12,329,070

Giving activities include:

$9,612,621 for 45 grants (high: $1,129,625; low: $15,000)

$11,066,076 for 2 foundation-administered programs