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Billy Rose Foundation, Inc.


Last Updated: 2016-02-02

At A Glance

Billy Rose Foundation, Inc.

100 N. Village Ave., Ste. 35

Rockville Centre, NY United States 11570-3712

Telephone: 5164425413

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Entertainment

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $11,485,506

Total giving: $759,500



Bridge Number



Incorporated in 1958 in NY - Founded by the late Billy Rose who was a Broadway producer, lyricist, and impresario who is credited with many famous songs throughout the 1920s and 1930s, including "Me and My Shadow," "It Happened in Monterey," and "It's Only a Paper Moon." In the 1930s and 1940s, Mr. Rose was also a driving force behind such shows as "Jumbo," "Billy Rose's Aquacade," and "Carmen Jones." From 1959-1979, Broadway's currently named Nederlander Theatre had been named the Billy Rose Theatre. Billy Rose has been inducted as a member of the Songwriter's Hall of Fame.

Purpose and Activities

Support for the fine and performing arts, and for education.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Education
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Higher education
  • Museums
  • Orchestral music
  • Performing arts
  • Public libraries
  • Visual arts
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • At-risk youth
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Male adolescents
  • Male children and youth
  • Males
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $11,485,506 (market value)

Expenditures: $953,176

Total giving: $759,500

Qualifying distributions: $815,889