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George M. Pullman Educational Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-02-15

At A Glance

George M. Pullman Educational Foundation

55 W. Monroe St., Ste. 3460

Chicago, IL United States 60603-5086

Telephone: (312) 422-0444


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-07-31)

Assets: $29,385,262

Total giving: $603,259






Incorporated in 1949 in IL - From 1915 to 1950 the income of this fund was used to operate the Pullman Free School of Manual Training.

Purpose and Activities

The foundation was established in 1949 to support qualified individuals primarily for post-secondary education. Graduating high school seniors who are residents of Cook County, IL are eligible for consideration for scholarships for college.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Grants to Individuals Program

Scholarships to applicants who are: enrolling as a full-time student at an accredited bachelor’s degree-granting institution that is eligible to receive Title IV federal aid and is located within the U.S.; demonstrate strong financial need; currently have a cumulative 3.0 unweighted GPA or higher; eligible to receive state and federal aid and will file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); and a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident. If the applicant is a child or sibling of a current or former Pullman Scholar (a scholarship recipient of the George M. Pullman Educational Foundation), they are eligible to apply for scholarship consideration regardless of the county they reside in and/or your year of study.

Fields of Interest

  • Education

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-07-31

Assets: $29,385,262 (market value)

Gifts received: $106,289

Expenditures: $1,597,717

Total giving: $603,259

Qualifying distributions: $1,333,359

Giving activities include:

$603,259 for 166 grants to individuals (high: $6,000; low: $750)