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The Perot Foundation

Profile

Last Updated: 2016-10-24

At A Glance

The Perot Foundation

P.O. Box 269014

Plano, TX United States 75026-9014

Telephone: (972) 535-1900

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Business; Politics

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $92,948,906

Total giving: $6,085,468

EIN

756093258

BRIDGE Number

7873946377

Background

Established in 1969 in TX - Founded by H. Ross Perot. Perot founded Electronic Data Systems in 1962 (sold to General Motors in 1984) and Perot Systems in 1988 (acquired by Dell in 2009). He gained widespread attention when he sought the office of President of the United States in 1992 and 1996 in 3rd-party bids

Purpose and Activities

Support primarily for higher education, a Salvation Army training school, and a Presbyterian church.

Fields of Interest

Subjects
  • Higher education
  • Human services
  • Nonprofits
  • Protestantism
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students
Organizations
  • Public charities
  • Religious institutions

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $92,948,906 (market value)

Gifts received: $15,816,710

Expenditures: $6,409,982

Total giving: $6,085,468

Qualifying distributions: $6,290,033

Giving activities include:

$6,085,468 for 115 grants (high: $1,025,000; low: $500)