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The Fran & Ray Stark Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-02-17

At A Glance

The Fran & Ray Stark Foundation

(formerly The Stark Foundation)

1990 S. Bundy Dr., Ste. 420

Los Angeles, CA United States 90025-1578

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $51,461,711

Total giving: $2,402,863






Established in 1982 in CA - Founded by Fran and Ray Stark. The late Ray Stark was a noted film and theater producer. Some of his films included the Academy Award-winning "Funny Girl" and "Goodbye Girl," as well as "The Owl and the Pussycat," "The Way We Were," "The Sunshine Boys," "Murder by Death," "The Cheap Detective," "Annie," and "Steel Magnolias." Some of his stage work included "Funny Girl," "Any Wednesday," and "The World of Suzie Wong." In 1980, Stark received the Irving G. Thalberg Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for education, health organizations, and human services.

Fields of Interest

  • Art museums
  • Arts and culture
  • Child welfare
  • Diseases and conditions
  • Education
  • Family planning
  • Higher education
  • Human services
  • Police agencies
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Adolescents
  • Children and youth
  • Students
  • Governments and agencies

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $51,461,711 (market value)

Gifts received: $510,372

Expenditures: $2,904,792

Total giving: $2,402,863

Qualifying distributions: $2,624,485