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The Dart Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-12-29

At A Glance

The Dart Foundation

500 Hogsback Rd.

Mason, MI United States 48854-9547

Telephone: (517) 244-2190


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2013-10-31)

Assets: $612,976

Total giving: $4,376,299






Established in 1984 in MI - The Dart Foundation is a private family foundation established in 1984 by William A. and Claire T. Dart. Founded in Mason, Michigan, the Dart Foundation continues to be headquartered there. Because of this, the mid-Michigan area has long been a focal point of Dart Foundation philanthropy.

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for education, with emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM); community services, with emphasis on youth programs and basic needs such as food, shelter, clothing, and health services; disaster relief, and to other programs of interest to trustees .

Fields of Interest

  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Child welfare
  • Diseases and conditions
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Higher education
  • Hospital care
  • Human services
  • Public affairs
  • Technology
  • Youth services
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students
  • Victims of disaster
  • Associations
  • Multipurpose centers

Financial Data

Year ended 2013-10-31

Assets: $612,976 (market value)

Gifts received: $4,500,000

Expenditures: $4,446,739

Total giving: $4,376,299

Qualifying distributions: $4,446,739

Giving activities include:

$4,376,299 for 176 grants (high: $1,400,000; low: $500)

$57,197 for foundation-administered programs