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The Shumaker Family Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-11-08

At A Glance

The Shumaker Family Foundation

1948 E. Santa Fe St., Ste. G

Olathe, KS United States 66062-1894

Telephone: 9137641772


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $18,667,707

Total giving: $777,400





Additional Contact Information

Tel./fax: (913) 764-1772


Established in 2005 in KS

Purpose and Activities

The foundation exists to promote social justice, environmental justice, and education. Within social justice, the foundation emphasizes domestic violence prevention and the development of leadership among inner-city youth. Within environmental justice, the foundation supports projects that promote animal rights, animal welfare, and that address global warming. Within education, the foundation favors projects that show the fascination and potentiality of math, physical science, engineering, and the arts to children who otherwise might not receive such exposure. The foundation also funds projects that address the education of children 0–3 years of age. The foundation prefers innovative projects led by people and organizations with a history of successful innovation; projects that connect 2 or more of foundation funding areas; and projects that can demonstrate significant outcomes within 3 years .

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Domestic violence
  • Early childhood education
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Environment
  • Graduate and professional education
  • Human rights
  • Interfaith
  • International peace and security
  • Research on animals
  • Science
  • Wildlife biodiversity
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $18,667,707 (market value)

Expenditures: $1,079,764

Total giving: $777,400

Qualifying distributions: $875,489