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Kimsey Foundation


Last profile update: 05/10/2017
Last grant data update: 05/17/2018

At A Glance

Kimsey Foundation

1700 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Ste. 900

Washington, DC United States 20006-4722

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor






Established in 1997 in VA - Founded by James V. Kimsey, co-founder and first chairman of America Online (AOL).

Purpose and Activities

The foundation focuses on educational and cultural initiatives; supporting thriving communities that offer hope and opportunity to youth. The foundation gives preference to organizations using a proactive collaborative approach. The foundation participates in funding partnerships. It also serves the international community through policy research and humanitarian outreach. The foundation has narrowed its focus to include a few specific projects that leverage systemic change in public education and community development. The majority of new grants will be related to existing partnerships and initiatives.