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Simons Foundation

Profile

Last profile update: 05/16/2017
Last grant data update: 10/14/2017

At A Glance

Simons Foundation

160 5th Ave., 7th Fl.

New York City, NY United States 10010-7037

Telephone: (646) 654-0066

URL: www.simonsfoundation.org

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Business
  • Family foundation

EIN

133794889

BRIDGE Number

8071444646

Background

Established in 1994 in NY - Founded by James and Marilyn Simons. James Simons is the founder and former C.E.O. of the hedge fund management company, Renaissance Technologies. James and Marilyn Simons have committed to The Giving Pledge, and have pledged to give away at least half of their wealth to philanthropy.

Purpose and Activities

The primary mission of the foundation is to advance the frontiers of research in the basic sciences and mathematics.