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Vela Foundation

Profile

Last Updated: 2016-02-03

At A Glance

Vela Foundation

(formerly Bernadette T. Rehnert Charitable Trust)

129 Newbury St., Ste. 400

Boston, MA United States 02116

Telephone: 617-545-4282

URL: www.velafoundation.org

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2013-12-31)

Assets: $4,922,917

Total giving: $177,990

EIN

208117214

BRIDGE Number

4090446090

Background

Established in 2007 in MA

Purpose and Activities

The Vela Foundation is a private grantmaking foundation dedicated to promoting improved nutrition and wellness in eastern Massachusetts, with an emphasis on underserved communities. Supported organizations are those whose missions include nutrition literacy and education, improved fitness and a concern for access to healthy foods. Preference is given to nutrition education programs with strong family engagement and programs working creatively to effect systemic change. The Foundation promotes collaboration among organizations and funders to meet shared goals.

Fields of Interest

Subjects
  • Agriculture
  • Education
  • Food aid
  • Food banks
  • Nutrition
  • Obesity
  • Physical fitness
Population Groups
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people

Financial Data

Year ended 2013-12-31

Assets: $4,922,917 (market value)

Gifts received: $1,149,254

Expenditures: $196,857

Total giving: $177,990

Qualifying distributions: $177,990

Giving activities include:

$177,990 for 16 grants (high: $50,000; low: $1,000)