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Nora Roberts Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-02-19

At A Glance

Nora Roberts Foundation

100 Campus Dr., Ste. 350

Florham Park, NJ United States 07932


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Entertainment

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-07-31)

Assets: $63,453,672

Total giving: $2,239,005






Established in 1999 in MD - Founded by Nora Roberts, a bestselling romance novelist and the first author to be inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. She is the recipient of numerous Golden Medallion awards, RITA Awards and Quill awards. Among her novels are "Chasing Fire," Treachery of Death," "The Heart's Victory," "Night Shift," "Angels Fall," and "The Last Boyfriend." Ms. Roberts also writes under the name of J.D. Robb for the "In Death" series.

Purpose and Activities

The primary focus of the foundation is to support literacy. Additional areas of focus are: children's programs, arts organizations, and humanitarian efforts.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Basic and remedial instruction
  • Diseases and conditions
  • Education
  • Higher education
  • Human services
  • Theater
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students
  • Associations

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-07-31

Assets: $63,453,672 (market value)

Gifts received: $4,210,000

Expenditures: $3,352,718

Total giving: $2,239,005

Qualifying distributions: $2,698,793

Giving activities include:

$2,239,005 for 159 grants (high: $149,000; low: $100)