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The Tom and Frances Leach Foundation, Inc.

Manager: Cheryl Mirer
Priority: Open

BACKGROUND

Established in 1955 in ND.

The foundation was established by Tom and Frances Leach to provide funding for the arts and health.

FIELDS OF INTEREST

arts, education, health care, medicine

LIMITATIONS

Giving primarily in ND, particularly in Bismarck and Mandan, and the upper Midwest.

No grants for travel, or for fellowships or conferences; generally, limited grants for capital expenditures or endowments.

FINANCIAL DATA

Total giving: $1,523,850

Qualifying distributions: $1,523,850

Giving activities include:

$1,523,850 for 61 grants (high: $480,000; low: $100)

SELECTED GRANTS

$480,000 (2001) Bismarck State College

Helped fund the Leach Music Center a 6,000 square foot addition to Schafer Hall at Bismarck State College