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The Bay and Paul Foundations, Inc.


Last Updated: 2016-12-29

At A Glance

The Bay and Paul Foundations, Inc.

(formerly Josephine Bay Paul and C. Michael Paul Foundation, Inc.)

17 W. 94th St., 1st Fl.

New York City, NY United States 10025-7116

Telephone: (212) 663-1115


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $65,933,658

Total giving: $4,443,601






Established in 2005 in NY - The foundation was formed in Jan., 2005, by the merger of two foundations, The Bay Foundation (established in 1950) and the Josephine Bay Paul and C. Michael Paul Foundation (established in 1962). For over 20 years, both foundations operated as sister organizations

Purpose and Activities

Support for organizations demonstrating or developing pre-collegiate educational restructuring; support projects which reinforce the centrality of the arts in pre-collegiate curricula. The foundation also has an interest in projects seeking to sustain the earth's biodiversity. K-12 math and science, arts-in-education: grants are limited to the New York, NY, metropolitan area.

Program Area(s)

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

Grants to Individuals Program

Awards by nomination only to researchers in the biodiversity conservation field.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts education
  • Education
  • Elementary education
  • Environment
  • Secondary education
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $65,933,658 (market value)

Expenditures: $6,317,883

Total giving: $4,443,601

Qualifying distributions: $5,544,162