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The Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-06-06

At A Glance

The Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation

2351 N. Forest Rd., Ste. 106

Getzville, NY United States 14068-1225

Telephone: (716) 689-0370


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $153,917,064

Total giving: $6,963,871





Additional Contact Information

Tel. for Donald W. Matteson: (716) 689-0370, ext. 207


Established in 1990 in NY

Purpose and Activities

The foundation has four primary funding categories: mental health, substance abuse, learning disabilities, and intellectual disabilities. It also has another category: organizational capacity building, which provides support to eligible organizations that offer programs and services in its primary funding categories.

Fields of Interest

  • Addiction services
  • Early childhood education
  • Education
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Mental health care
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Adolescents
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • People with disabilities
  • People with intellectual disabilities
  • People with learning disabilities
  • People with psychosocial disabilities
  • Students
  • Substance abusers

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $153,917,064 (market value)

Gifts received: $77,319,765

Expenditures: $8,497,222

Total giving: $6,963,871

Qualifying distributions: $8,111,457

Giving activities include:

$6,963,871 for 159 grants (high: $1,159,128; low: $250)