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Terry Lee Wells Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-02-05

At A Glance

Terry Lee Wells Foundation

P.O. Box 70806

Reno, NV United States 89570-0806

Telephone: (775) 322-7733


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Entertainment

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2013-12-31)

Assets: $4,314,636

Total giving: $970,517






Established in 1999 in NV - Dawn E. Wells is an actress who is most recognized for her role as "Mary Ann" on the popular 1960's T.V. show "Gilligan's Island."

Purpose and Activities

Giving to improve the quality of life in northern Nevada by exposing the underprivileged to arts, cultural, economic, and educational opportunities, with a focus on women and children. The foundation also has an interest in addressing the medical needs of northern Nevadans with an emphasis on diabetes. .

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Child welfare
  • Diabetes
  • Education
  • Health
  • Human services
Population Groups
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Female adults
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Victims and oppressed people
  • Victims of crime and abuse

Financial Data

Year ended 2013-12-31

Assets: $4,314,636 (market value)

Expenditures: $1,064,305

Total giving: $970,517

Qualifying distributions: $976,517

Giving activities include:

$970,517 for 8 grants (high: $807,734; low: $533)