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Del E. Webb Foundation


Last profile update: 12/09/2017
Last grant data update: 04/13/2018

At A Glance

Del E. Webb Foundation

P.O. Box 2427

Prescott, AZ United States 86302

Telephone: (928) 445-9699


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation






Established in 1960 in AZ, US; The Del E. Webb Foundation is an Arizona-based private philanthropic foundation, founded in 1960 to further the legacy of Mr. Webb. Delbert Eugene "Del" Webb was born in Fresno, California in 1899. Following a year-long bout with typhoid fever, Mr. Webb moved in Arizona in 1928 with $100 in borrowed money, building a successful construction business during the Great Depression. During his 75 years, Mr. Webb was best known for his diversified construction businesses, which built everything from supermarkets to hotels, factories, hospitals, missile silos, stadiums, skyscrapers, retirement communities, malls, and museums. For two decades he was a co-owner of the New York Yankees. His Sun City developments are still the gold standard in planned community living across the country. He was "a diversified developer, moving with the times, even ahead of the times, responding to social and economic change." After his death in 1974, the Arizona Republic eulogized that "His main interest was in people."

Purpose and Activities

The Del E. Webb Foundation invests in productivity that results in long-term benefits. It is believed that investing in results-based performance will impact the future of our society by allowing it to reach its maximum potential. Following Del Webb's legacy, giving is defined by new ideas and innovative adaptations. The foundation invests in results by committing to programs operating within Arizona, California or Nevada that create or enhance opportunities for permanent improvements. The foundation's focus is primarily on child and health initiatives, in three categories. Priority is given to projects and programs that define a pathway to self-sufficiency.