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The Streisand Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-07-28

At A Glance

The Streisand Foundation

1327 Ocean Ave., Ste. H

Santa Monica, CA United States 90401-1008


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Entertainment
  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $8,848,774

Total giving: $818,000






Established in 1986 in NY - Founded by Barbra Streisand, singer-songwriter and actress. Streisand has won two Academy Awards, eight Grammy Awards, five Emmy Awards, a Special Tony Award, and is one of very few entertainers to have won all of these honors. In 2001, Streisand received the AFI Life Achievement Award, as well as she is the highest ranking female artist on the Recording Industry Association of America's (RIAA) Top Selling Artists list. Some of Streisand's most recognized songs include "The Way We Were," "Evergreen," "No More Tears (Enough is Enough)," and "You Don't Bring me Flowers," among many others. In 2008 she was inducted as a Kennedy Center Honoree. Ms. Streisand is noted for her roles in the Broadway and film versions of "Funny Girl," as well as in the films "Hello, Dolly!," "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever," "The Owl and the Pussycat," "What's up, Doc?," "The Way We Were," "A Star is Born," and "Yentl" (for which she also co-wrote the screenplay as well as directed), among others.

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for environmental issues, women's issues, including reproductive choice and health-related concerns, civil liberties and democratic values, civil rights and race relations, AIDS research, advocacy, service and litigation, and in Los Angeles, CA only: children and youth-related issues with a focus on the economically disadvantaged.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Child welfare
  • Diseases and conditions
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Human rights
  • Individual liberties
  • Voter education and registration
Population Groups
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Ethnic and racial groups
  • Females
  • Low-income and poor people

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $8,848,774 (market value)

Gifts received: $124,595

Expenditures: $1,057,899

Total giving: $818,000

Qualifying distributions: $993,291