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The Turner Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-06-06

At A Glance

The Turner Foundation

(formerly Harry and Violet Turner 95 Charitable Trust)

4 W. Main St., Ste. 800

Springfield, OH United States 45502-2302

Telephone: (937) 325-1300


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $52,620,768

Total giving: $1,471,776






Established in 2001 in OH - The Turner Foundation was established in January 2001 as part of the estate plan of local businessman and philanthropist Harry M. Turner

Purpose and Activities

The foundation's mission is to enhance the quality of life in the greater Springfield/Clark County community through artistic, educational, environmental, recreational, family, healthcare, historic preservation, community beautification and revitalization initiatives.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Program-Related Investment

The foundation has made PRIs in the form of loans to nonprofit organizations that are involved in the following: neighborhood development and rehabilitation; revitalization of an economic depressed area to attract new technology industry; providing affordable housing; and purchasing, rehabilitating, and maintaining historical homes. The foundation also has made PRIs, in the form of financial assistance to a business to maintain current employment.

Fields of Interest

  • Architecture
  • Arts administration
  • Arts and culture
  • Arts services
  • Child welfare
  • Community and economic development
  • Education
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Higher education
  • Historic preservation
  • Historical activities
  • Museums
  • Natural history museums
  • Philanthropy
  • University education
  • Visual arts
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Christians
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Protestants
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $52,620,768 (market value)

Gifts received: $27,056

Expenditures: $3,790,477

Total giving: $1,471,776

Qualifying distributions: $3,150,497