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Sy Syms Foundation

Profile

Last Updated: 2016-07-23

At A Glance

Sy Syms Foundation

1 Bridge Plz. N., Ste. 275

Fort Lee, NJ United States 07024-7586

Telephone: 2018494417

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Business

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-04-30)

Assets: $43,098,265

Total giving: $2,214,320

EIN

222617727

BRIDGE Number

0456790889

Background

Established in 1985 in NJ - Founded by the late Sy Syms, who was the founder of the Syms Corp., which operated until 2011 as a chain of retail stores for designer clothes located in the U.S., mainly throughout the Northeastern and Middle Atlantic regions and in the Midwest, Southeast and Southwest.

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for media, Jewish welfare and other Jewish organizations; grants also for higher education and the arts.

Fields of Interest

Subjects
  • Arts and culture
  • Diseases and conditions
  • Education
  • Higher education
  • Human services
  • Judaism
  • Nonprofits
  • Television
International Interests
  • Israel
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Females
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students
Organizations
  • Associations
  • Judaic institutions
  • Public charities

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-04-30

Assets: $43,098,265 (market value)

Expenditures: $2,699,594

Total giving: $2,214,320

Qualifying distributions: $2,235,308