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The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation

Manager: Nicole Gadway
Priority: Open

BACKGROUND

Incorporated in 1977 in CA.

Founded by the late Arnold and Mabel Beckman. Arnold Beckman founded Beckman Instruments in 1935 with the production of a pH meter he invented. A forerunner of modern electrochemical instrumentation, the scientific instrument simplified and expedited acidity and alkalinity measurements. Beckman Instruments grew to become one of the world's leading suppliers of instruments to the health care market. In 1981, Beckman merged with SmithKline Corporation of Philadelphia to form SmithKline Beckman Corporation. In 1989, Beckman became independent again.

FIELDS OF INTEREST

AIDS research, cancer, chemistry, engineering/technology, eye diseases, science, physics, marine science

LIMITATIONS

Giving primarily in the U.S.

No support for political or religious purposes, or for research that does not fall within the foundation's areas of interest.

No grants to individuals (except for Beckman Young Investigator's Program), or for dinners, mass mailings, or fundraising campaigns; no loans.

FINANCIAL DATA

Year ended 2013-08-31

Assets: $548,425,390 (market value)

Expenditures: $26,561,276

Total giving: $22,625,440

Qualifying distributions: $24,034,850

Giving activities include:

$22,625,440 for 97 grants (high: $4,000,000; low: $20)

SELECTED GRANTS

The following grants are a representative sample of this grantmaker's funding activity:

  • $4,000,000 to University of California at Irvine Foundation, Irvine, CA, in 2013. For general support
  • $3,508,220 to University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, in 2013. For research
  • $3,500,220 to California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, in 2013. For general support
  • $2,338,880 to Stanford University, Stanford, CA, in 2013. For research
  • $2,000,000 to Doheny Eye Institute, Los Angeles, CA, in 2013. For general support
  • $1,754,160 to City of Hope, Duarte, CA, in 2013. For research
  • $600,000 to New York University School of Medicine Foundation, New York, NY, in 2013. For general support
  • $50,000 to J. F. Shea Therapeutic Riding Center, San Juan Capistrano, CA, in 2013. For general support
  • $38,600 to University of Texas, Austin, TX, in 2013. For research
  • $30,000 to J. F. Shea Therapeutic Riding Center, San Juan Capistrano, CA, in 2013. For general support