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Verizon Foundation

Manager: Cheryl Mirer
Priority: Open

BACKGROUND

Established in 1985 in NY.

FIELDS OF INTEREST

arts, asthma, computer science, diabetes, education, environment, engineering, health care, mathematics, pediatrics

LIMITATIONS

Giving on a national basis, with emphasis on CA, MA, MN, NJ, NY, and VA.

No support for private charities or foundations, religious organizations not of direct benefit to the entire community, religious organizations duplicating the work of other organizations in the same community, political candidates or organizations, discriminatory organizations, or lobbying organizations.

No grants to individuals (except for employee-related scholarships), or for political causes or campaigns, endowments or capital campaigns, sports sponsorships, film, music, television, video, or media production or broadcast underwriting, research studies (unless related to projects already being supported by Verizon), performing arts tours, or association memberships, or field trips for secondary or elementary schools; no product donations.

FINANCIAL DATA

Total giving: $41,567,236

Qualifying distributions: $50,833,944

Giving activities include:

$41,567,236 for 24559 grants (high: $1,359,973; low: $25)

SELECTED GRANTS

  • $1,823,811 to Scholarship America, Saint Peter, MN, in 2012.
  • $1,023,322 to American Red Cross National Headquarters, Washington, DC, in 2012. For Disaster Relief Fund
  • $547,000 to National Endowment for the Humanities, Washington, DC, in 2012. For Edsitement
  • $514,337 to Classic Pearls, Birmingham, AL, in 2012. For Getting Stronger Program
  • $450,000 to National Association of Community Health Centers, Bethesda, MD, in 2012.
  • $50,000 to American Red Cross National Headquarters, Washington, DC, in 2012. For Disaster Relief Fund
  • $12,000 to Rush-Copley Foundation, Aurora, IL, in 2012.
  • $10,000 to Womens Resource Center for the Grand Traverse Area, Traverse City, MI, in 2012.
  • $10,000 to Jacob Burns Film Center, Pleasantville, NY, in 2012.
  • $2,500 to College of William and Mary Foundation, Williamsburg, VA, in 2012.