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The Billy Taylor Foundation, Inc.


Last Updated: 2015-09-24

At A Glance

The Billy Taylor Foundation, Inc.

555 Kappock St.

Riverdale, NY United States 10463-6420

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Entertainment

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2012-12-31)

Assets: $0

Total giving: $4,000






Established in NY - Founded by the late Dr. William E. "Billy" Taylor, who was a jazz pianist and composer, as well as the Artistic Director for jazz at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. Mr. Taylor was the winner of two Peabody Awards, an Emmy Award, a Grammy Award, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from DownBeat Magazine. He is best known for the song "I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free."

Purpose and Activities

Giving to promote public awareness, research, and preservation of the history of jazz; giving also to support students of music.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture

Financial Data

Year ended 2012-12-31

Assets: $0 (market value)

Expenditures: $4,986

Total giving: $4,000

Qualifying distributions: $4,986

Giving activities include:

$4,000 for 1 grant