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Dena Charitable Trust


Last Updated: 2016-02-08

At A Glance

Dena Charitable Trust

(formerly Barbara Walters Charitable Trust)

529 5th Ave.

New York City, NY United States 10017-4667

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Entertainment

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2013-12-31)

Assets: $6,696,551

Total giving: $1,342,700






Established in 2001 in NY - Founded by Barbara Walters, the first female journalist to regularly co-anchor an evening news broadcast. She is also the former co-anchor of the "ABC Evening News," the "Today" show, and the television newsmagazine program "20/20." She also won an Emmy for her role on the television talk show "The View."

Purpose and Activities

Giving for the arts, education, medical research, and children, youth, and social services.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Family services
  • Higher education
  • Human services
  • International relations
  • Performing arts
  • Performing arts education
  • Philanthropy
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2013-12-31

Assets: $6,696,551 (market value)

Expenditures: $1,416,881

Total giving: $1,342,700

Qualifying distributions: $1,343,335

Giving activities include:

$1,342,700 for 19 grants (high: $1,000,000; low: $500)