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Dr. Scholl Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-05-11

At A Glance

Dr. Scholl Foundation

1033 Skokie Blvd., Ste. 230

Northbrook, IL United States 60062-4109

Telephone: (847) 559-7430


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Business; Other
  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $170,972,031

Total giving: $7,870,927






Incorporated in 1947 in IL - Founded by the late Dr. William M. Scholl, who was a podiatrist and the founder of the foot care company Dr. Scholls. In 1904, he invented his first arch support and founded the Scholl Manufacturing Co. Today, Scholl, Inc., a division of the Merck & Co., is an international manufacturer of foot care products and footwear. The foundation has continued Dr. Scholl's generosity by contributing over $224 million since 1980 to organizations that help people help themselves.

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for educational, social services, healthcare, civic and cultural, and environmental interests.

Fields of Interest

  • Unknown or not classified
Population Groups
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $170,972,031 (market value)

Expenditures: $10,201,696

Total giving: $7,870,927

Qualifying distributions: $9,439,663