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Tiger Foundation


Last profile update: 12/04/2017
Last grant data update: 04/03/2018

At A Glance

Tiger Foundation

101 Park Ave., 21st Fl.

New York City, NY United States 10178-4799

Telephone: (212) 984-2565


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor






Established in 1989 in NY - Founded by Julian H. Robertson, Jr. He is the founder of Tiger Management LLC, an independent investment & wealth management firm. Robertson built it into one of the world’s largest hedge-fund management firms and by mid-1998 assets had soared to about $22 billion. Julian H. Robertson, Jr. has committed to The Giving Pledge, and has pledged to give away at least half of his wealth to philanthropy.

Purpose and Activities

Giving provided to organizations working to break the cycle of poverty in New York City, rather than those which merely alleviate its symptoms. Seeking to provide families with the tools necessary to attain self-sufficiency and build productive lives. To this end, support is to a variety of educational, vocational, and social service and youth development programs designed to catch children and families before they slip into a cycle of poverty and despair, as well as those programs designed to enable individuals to end their dependence on public assistance.