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The Payne Fund


Last profile update: 02/23/2016
Last grant data update: 12/10/2016

At A Glance

The Payne Fund

50 Public Sq., Ste. 4100

Cleveland, OH United States 44113-2266

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Politics






Incorporated in 1929 in OH - Founded by the late Frances P. Bolton and the F.P. Bolton for Payne Fund Inc. Mrs. Bolton was the first woman elected to Congress from Ohio. In 1939, she assumed that seat after the death of her husband, Chester C. Bolton, who at the time of his death was the congressman. She served an additional 14 terms in the United States House of Representatives and was the first woman member of Congress to lead an international delegation. Among her accomplishments was the passing of legislation to acquire and preserve the property across from the home of George Washington on the Potomac River.

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for higher education and cultural programs.