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Mary Pickford Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-02-10

At A Glance

Mary Pickford Foundation

40836 Calle Bandido

Murrieta, CA United States 92562-8700

Telephone: (951) 461-6637

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Entertainment

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-05-31)

Assets: $16,167,312

Total giving: $398,250






Established in 1968 - Founded by the late Mary Pickford, who was an actress as well as a co-founder of the United Artists Studios, and one of the original thirty-six founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She was one of silent film's most important performers and producers. The American Film Institute named Pickford 24th among the greatest female stars of all time. Among her films are "The Poor Little Rich Girl," "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm" and "Daddy-Long-Legs."

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for education, particularly to an institute for film education, as well as for the arts, health organizations and human services.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Diseases and conditions
  • Education
  • Film and video
  • Health
  • Human services
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Adults
  • Children and youth
  • Seniors
  • Students
  • Substance abusers

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-05-31

Assets: $16,167,312 (market value)

Expenditures: $1,098,571

Total giving: $398,250

Qualifying distributions: $1,081,061

Giving activities include:

$398,250 for 7 grants (high: $200,000; low: $1,500)

$420,517 for foundation-administered programs