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The Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation


Last profile update: 01/11/2018
Last grant data update: 05/17/2018

At A Glance

The Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation

615 1st Ave NE Ste 330

Minneapolis, MN United States 55413-3061

Telephone: (612) 623-1654


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation






Established in 2011 in MN - In 1944, Jay and Rose Phillips created a philanthropic foundation so that their longstanding practice of giving back to the community could continue far into the future. As children of Russian Jewish immigrants, Jay and Rose Phillips both grew up in hard working families that placed great importance on the Jewish values of charity, loving-kindness and social justice. Even as an eight-year-old newsboy working to help support his family, Jay left a portion of his earnings at the local bakery for the hungry. Jay extended this generosity throughout his lifetime—his was one of the first companies to incorporate profit sharing practices, giving employees a portion of his company’s returns. Jay passed away in 1992, and Rose followed in 2002 at the age of 103. In 2011, The Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation split into three separate and distinct foundations to better serve the communities in which the trustees now live: California, Colorado and Minnesota. The Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation of Minnesota will continue to provide funding to a variety of programs, services and institutions

Purpose and Activities

Giving to address the unmet human and social needs of individuals, families, and communities that have the least access to resources.