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van Ameringen Foundation, Inc.


Last Updated: 2016-02-03

At A Glance

van Ameringen Foundation, Inc.

509 Madison Ave.

New York City, NY United States 10022-5501

Telephone: (212) 758-6221


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $98,833,192

Total giving: $4,613,641





Additional Contact Information

Letter of Inquiry e-mail:


Incorporated in 1950 in NY - The foundation received all its assets from Arnold Louis van Ameringen during his lifetime and from his estate following his death in 1966 and from his widow, Hedwig van Ameringen during her lifetime and at her death in 1996. Mr. van Ameringen was chairman of the board of International Flavors and Fragrances, Inc. and a leader in work to promote mental health. The grantmaker is a signatory to Philanthropy’s Promise, an initiative of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP). By signing on, the grantmaker has committed to allocating the majority of its grantmaking dollars to marginalized communities and at least 25 percent to social justice strategies, such as advocacy, community organizing, and civic engagement

Purpose and Activities

Grants primarily to promote mental health and social welfare through preventive measures, treatment, and rehabilitation. Support also for the field of psychiatry. Within its broad focus on mental health, the foundation is interested in encouraging and attracting innovative and practical programs in areas which: 1) increase the accessibility of the poor and needy to mental health services; and 2) offer preventative and early intervention strategies.

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 support housing for the mentally disabled.

Fields of Interest

  • Mental health care
Population Groups
  • Adolescents
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Homeless people
  • Immigrants and migrants
  • Incarcerated people
  • Infants and toddlers
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Military personnel
  • People of Latin American descent
  • People with psychosocial disabilities
  • Seniors
  • Victims of crime and abuse

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $98,833,192 (market value)

Expenditures: $5,825,632

Total giving: $4,613,641

Qualifying distributions: $5,127,855