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The Melville Straus Charitable Trust


Last Updated: 2016-07-22

At A Glance

The Melville Straus Charitable Trust

307 5th Ave., 8th Fl.

New York City, NY United States 10016-6517

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-02-28)

Assets: $16,226,364

Total giving: $618,139




Established in 1986 in NY

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for higher education; some funding also for the arts and human services.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Diseases and conditions
  • Education
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Ethnic and racial groups
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-02-28

Assets: $16,226,364 (market value)

Expenditures: $820,044

Total giving: $618,139

Qualifying distributions: $621,902