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The Tow Foundation, Inc.

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Last Updated: 2016-06-09

At A Glance

The Tow Foundation, Inc.

(formerly The Leonard & Claire Tow Charitable Trust, Inc.)

50 Locust Ave., 2nd Fl.

New Canaan, CT United States 06840-4737

Telephone: (203) 761-6604

URL: towfoundation.org

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $228,672,125

Total giving: $12,308,764

EIN

066484045

BRIDGE Number

1814732344

Background

Established in 1988 in CT - Claire and Leonard Tow have committed to The Giving Pledge, and have pledged to give away at least half of their wealth to philanthropy

Purpose and Activities

The foundation will fund projects and create collaborative ventures where it see opportunities for reform and benefits for underserved populations. It strives to provide leverage to make possible far greater things than it could achieve alone. .

Fields of Interest

Subjects
  • ALS
  • Crime prevention
  • Higher education
  • Performing arts
  • Public health
Population Groups
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Incarcerated people
  • Low-income and poor people
Organizations
  • Multipurpose centers

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $228,672,125 (market value)

Gifts received: $19,334,228

Expenditures: $14,874,368

Total giving: $12,308,764

Qualifying distributions: $13,346,299