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Paul M. Angell Family Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-12-18

At A Glance

Paul M. Angell Family Foundation

4140 W. Fullerton Ave.

Chicago, IL United States 60639-2106

Telephone: (773) 628-6980


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-12-31)

Assets: $1,142,368

Total giving: $8,691,742





Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for: 1) Conservation, particularly the protection of the world’s oceans and species. The foundation is interested in site-specific projects designed to improve the health of ocean habitats and to enhance their ability to withstand the challenges of climate change. The foundation also supports efforts to fund species protection, particularly regarding the seas’ apex predators. Eligible projects include research, conservation and/or restoration. Grants for other types of water-related conservation efforts may be considered on a limited basis; 2) Performing Arts, primarily classical music and theater; and 3) Social Causes, particularly to support efforts that address the root causes of poverty and inequality, particularly in urban areas. Priority will be given to programs that emphasize evidence-based early intervention and prevention approaches. The foundation seeks to support efforts designed to help alter the life trajectories of socioeconomically disadvantaged individuals and families. Specific areas of interest include early childhood education, teenage pregnancy prevention, school completion for at-risk youth, workforce preparedness, and African-American male achievement. Although not limited exclusively to Chicago, grant making in Social Causes will focus on the Chicago area .

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Community and economic development
  • Environment
  • Music
  • Natural history museums
  • Performing arts
  • Youth development
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Adolescents
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-12-31

Assets: $1,142,368 (market value)

Gifts received: $9,746,339

Expenditures: $8,904,498

Total giving: $8,691,742

Qualifying distributions: $8,878,757

Giving activities include:

$8,691,742 for 224 grants (high: $1,000,000; low: $5,000)