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The Nick Traina Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-02-07

At A Glance

The Nick Traina Foundation

P.O. Box 470427

San Francisco, CA United States 94147-0427

Telephone: 4157715335


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Entertainment

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $2,851,145

Total giving: $156,250






Established in 1998 in CA - Founded by Danielle Steel, a best-selling author of romance and mainstream dramatic novels, as a legacy to her son Nick Traina and his battle with manic-depression and bipolar disease. With more than 580 million copies of her books in print, Ms. Steel's novels have been on the New York Times bestseller list for over 380 consecutive weeks.

Purpose and Activities

Support to organizations involved in the diagnosis, research, treatment, and/or family support of manic-depression, suicide prevention, child abuse and children in jeopardy, and provides assistance to struggling musicians in the areas of health and mental illness.

Fields of Interest

  • Child welfare
  • Depression
  • Family services
  • Homeless services
  • Human services
  • Mental and behavioral disorders
  • Philanthropy
  • Psychology and behavioral science
  • Special population support
Population Groups
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Homeless people
  • Low-income and poor people

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $2,851,145 (market value)

Gifts received: $56,425

Expenditures: $193,996

Total giving: $156,250

Qualifying distributions: $192,293