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Maurice Sendak Foundation, Inc.


Last Updated: 2016-05-11

At A Glance

Maurice Sendak Foundation, Inc.

200 Chestnut Hill Rd.

Ridgefield, CT United States 06877

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Entertainment

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $53,545,919

Total giving: $1,586,450






Established in 1995 in NY - Founded by the late Maurice Sendak, a writer and illustrator of children's literature, who was best known for his book "Where the Wild Things Are." Sendak was also well known for illustrating Else Holmelund Minarik's "Little Bear" series of books. He has been awarded the Caldecott Medal, the Hans Christian Andersen Award, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal and the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in its inaugural year. In 2009, Sendak's "Where the Wild Things Are" was made into a feature film, and in 2013, he was inducted in to the New York Writer's Hall of Fame.

Fields of Interest

  • Basic and emergency aid
  • Food aid
  • Food banks
  • Human services
  • International development
  • International relations
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Extremely poor people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students
  • Victims and oppressed people
  • Victims of disaster

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $53,545,919 (market value)

Gifts received: $40,092,168

Expenditures: $2,236,333

Total giving: $1,586,450

Qualifying distributions: $2,055,320