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Rip Van Winkle Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-05-28

At A Glance

Rip Van Winkle Foundation

(doing business as The Lou Gehrig Society)

(formerly Rip Van Winkle Foundation)

P.O. Box 455

Hillsdale, NY United States 12529

Telephone: (518) 325-4443

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $1,069,625

Total giving: $45,000






Established in NY

Purpose and Activities

The foundation was created with the broad charge to improve public health. The grants program focuses on promoting innovative ideas that seek to improve health care and its delivery to the American people. Areas of emphasis include: 1) Exploration of programs that enhance the health status of children and youth; 2) Programs that benefit populations with chronic illnesses and; 3) Programs or activities that stimulate the thinking of the leaders of the health care industry. .

Fields of Interest

  • Education
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $1,069,625 (market value)

Expenditures: $113,548

Total giving: $45,000

Qualifying distributions: $61,145