Three Things to Know About the Price Family Foundation's NYC Grantmaking

The Price Family Foundation is the philanthropic vehicle of billionaire Michael F. Price, who is president of MFP Investors in New York. Price's philanthropy also involves New York City, and through his foundation, he's funded New York City outfits that support children and youth. Funds have also gone to health and education outfits. In a recent year the Price Family Foundation held more than $23 million in assets and gave away around $11.5 million.

Unfortunately for grantseekers, the foundation doesn't have much of a web presence or a clear way to get in touch. However, the foundation does have an executive director, Joanne Duhl, who is accessible through Linkedin. Here are a few other must knows:

1. Supporting Children and Youth in New York City is a Top Priority

Recent grantmaking has involved outfits such as Children's Aid Society, which "helps children survive and thrive," Children's Health Fund, Harlem RBI, which "provides inner-city youth with opportunities to play, learn and grow," Friends of the Children of New York, and Good Shepherd Services, which "leads in the development of innovative programs that make 
a difference in the lives of children, youth and families today."

Money has also gone to New Heights Youth, a sports-based youth development outfit and Graham Windam, which "strives to make a life-altering difference with children, youth and families affected by abuse, neglect and delinquency by providing each child we serve with a strong foundation for life."

2. Health Is Another Interest

Large sums have gone to New York-Presbyterian Hospital including at least $14 million in the three most recent tax years available. Sums have also recently gone to National Institute of Reproductive Health, and Montefiore Medical Center.

3. Money Has Also Gone to Education

Last decade, Price gave $25 million to Yeshiva University for a biomedical research center in his name. More recently, in 2014, Price gave $3 million to Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and the University of Oklahoma to fund a "research collaboration to investigate the structural biology of the key proteins of anaerobic microorganisms." Price, by the way, is a University of Oklahoma graduate.

Apart from this work, support has gone to outfits such as City Year New York, East Harlem Tutorial Program, Bottom Line, which works in college access and college success, Harlem Education Activities Fund, and John Jay College Foundation. Convent of the Sacred Heart received around $1 million in the 2012 fiscal year.

Outside of these main focus areas, funds have gone to arts outfits in New York, such as Jazz at Lincoln Center and 2nd Stage Theatre. Support has also gone to Central Park Conservancy and New York City Police Foundation.

Related: Price Family Foundation: New York City Grants