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The Prospect Hill Foundation, Inc.


Last profile update: 06/16/2017
Last grant data update: 02/05/2018

At A Glance

The Prospect Hill Foundation, Inc.

99 Park Ave., Ste. 2220

New York City, NY United States 10016-1601

Telephone: (212) 370-1165


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation






Incorporated in 1960 in NY; absorbed The Frederick W. Beinecke Fund in 1983 - The Prospect Hill Foundation is a private foundation established by Elizabeth G. Beinecke and William S. Beinecke, the retired chairman of the Sperry and Hutchinson Company

Purpose and Activities

The foundation's mission is to advance the human experience while ensuring the well being of the earth. The foundation pursues this mission by making grants in four main program areas: 1) environmental conservation - to support conservation strategies that protect natural systems and to improve air quality for the benefit of human and ecological health; 2) nuclear nonproliferation - to limit the spread of nuclear weapons by providing reliable information to U.S. policy makers, the media, and the public; 3) reproductive health and rights - to support the right of women and men to be informed of and have access to safe, effective, affordable and acceptable methods of fertility regulation of their choice; and 4) criminal justice - to promote a fair and humane criminal justice system. In addition, the foundation makes a number of core grants that support the general philanthropic interests and goals of the foundation's directors and their family.