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The RosaMary Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-05-11

At A Glance

The RosaMary Foundation

1100 Poydras St., Ste. 1350

New Orleans, LA United States 70163-1101

Telephone: (504) 207-8541


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $55,341,043

Total giving: $2,893,063






Trust established in 1939 in LA - The foundation's name honors Rosa, the younger, and Mary, the elder, daughters of Alfred B. Freeman, who had established the foundation, which is one of the early family foundations to operate in the United States.

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for education, with emphasis on private institutions, human service organizations, arts, both performing and applied, community development activities, and governmental oversight activities. The foundation supports both capital projects and programmatic requests. Capital projects require a history of operating stability and the financial capacity to maintain the new facilities. Capital grants require evidence of broad support from the private sector and are usually made contingent to construct the project. .

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Community and economic development
  • Education
  • Health care clinics
  • Housing development
  • Human services
  • Public administration

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $55,341,043 (market value)

Expenditures: $3,485,648

Total giving: $2,893,063

Qualifying distributions: $2,914,563