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Spirit Foundations, Inc.

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Last Updated: 2016-01-31

At A Glance

Spirit Foundations, Inc.

115 Broadway

New York City, NY United States 10006-1602

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Business; Entertainment

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2013-11-30)

Assets: $1,090,663

Total giving: $169,527

EIN

132971714

BRIDGE Number

5103211129

Background

Established in 1978 in NY - Founded by John Ono Lennon and his wife, Yoko Ono Lennon. The late Mr. Lennon was singer, songwriter, author and peace activist, and a member of The Beatles, which was one of the most popular and influential bands in history. During his time with The Beatles, Lennon won 4 Grammy Awards and wrote such songs as "A Hard Day's Night," "All You Need is Love," "Help!," "Strawberry Fields Forever," and, with Paul McCartney, co-wrote "She Loves You," "I Want to Hold Your Hand," and "We Can Work It Out." Along with the group, he starred in films such as "A Hard Day's Night," "Magical Mystery Tour," and "Yellow Submarine." Following the breakup of the band, Lennon embarked on a solo career, and wrote or co-wrote and recorded songs such as "Give Peace a Chance," "Remember," and “Instant Karma.” During this period, Lennon also recorded "Imagine," the song for which he is best remembered. He has been inducted into the Songwriters and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Yoko Ono Lennon is an avant-garde musician, Grammy Award winner, artist, political activist and former collaborator with Mr. Lennon. She is known for the songs, "Walking on Thin Ice" and "No, No, No." In 1972, The Lennons hosted "The Mike Douglas Show" for one week, and in 1980 they recorded the Grammy Awarding winning album "Double Fantasy."

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for human services, international affairs, and women's causes.

Fields of Interest

Subjects
  • Child welfare
  • Community and economic development
  • Diseases and conditions
  • Early childhood education
  • Human services
International Interests
  • England
  • Japan
Population Groups
  • Females
Organizations
  • Associations

Financial Data

Year ended 2013-11-30

Assets: $1,090,663 (market value)

Gifts received: $6,066

Expenditures: $169,542

Total giving: $169,527

Qualifying distributions: $169,527

Giving activities include:

$169,527 for 3 grants (high: $107,527; low: $15,000)