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The Shaw "U.S." Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-02-08

At A Glance

The Shaw "U.S." Foundation

745 Fort St., Ste. 2100

Honolulu, HI United States 96813-3820

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Business; Entertainment

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2013-12-31)

Assets: $48,186,595

Total giving: $9,352,986






Established in 1995 in DE and HI - Founded by the late Sir Run Run Shaw. He co-founded Shaw Studios, (originally named South Seas Film in 1930), which at one point was the best known and largest production company of Hong Kong movies. In 1967 in Hong Kong, he started TVB (Television Broadcasts Ltd.), which eventually became a multi-billion dollar TV empire that recently ranked as one of the top 5 television producers in the world. In 1974, he was awarded the CBE (Commanders of the Order of the British Empire). He received his knighthood in 1977 and the Grand Bauhinia Medal (GBM) from the Hong Kong Special Administration government in 1998. He recently established an international award, the Shaw Prize, for scientists in three areas of research: astronomy, mathematics, and life and medical science.

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for higher education in China and Hong Kong.

Fields of Interest

  • Business education
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Graduate and professional education
  • Higher education
  • Science
  • University education
International Interests
  • China
  • Hong Kong
Population Groups
  • Academics

Financial Data

Year ended 2013-12-31

Assets: $48,186,595 (market value)

Gifts received: $3,841,106

Expenditures: $9,376,510

Total giving: $9,352,986

Qualifying distributions: $9,357,847

Giving activities include:

$9,352,986 for 6 grants (high: $7,741,436; low: $322,310)