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The Margaret L. Wendt Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-07-17

At A Glance

The Margaret L. Wendt Foundation

40 Fountain Plz., Ste. 277

Buffalo, NY United States 14202-2220

Telephone: (716) 855-2146


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-01-31)

Assets: $105,956,818

Total giving: $6,296,126






Trust established in 1956 in NY

Purpose and Activities

Emphasis on education, the arts, and social services; support also for churches and religious organizations, public interest organizations, and youth agencies.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Program-Related Investment

The foundation has made a PRI in the form of a below market interest-rate loan for renovation of historic buildings in a deteriorated urban area in downtown Buffalo, New York. Historically, the foundation has made PRIs to support the preservation of historic buildings, the operations of arts organizations, and capital improvements to a community center. .

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Child welfare
  • Community and economic development
  • Economic development
  • Education
  • Family services
  • Graduate and professional education
  • Higher education
  • Historic preservation
  • Historical activities
  • Human services
  • Natural resources
  • Religion
  • Theology
  • Urban development
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • At-risk youth
  • Catholics
  • Children and youth
  • Christians
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • People with disabilities
  • People with vision impairments
  • Protestants
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-01-31

Assets: $105,956,818 (market value)

Expenditures: $7,456,383

Total giving: $6,296,126

Qualifying distributions: $7,054,064