Parsons Family Foundation: NYC Guide

OVERVIEW: The Parsons Family Foundation is the philanthropic vehicle of businessman Richard Parsons and his wife Laura. The foundation’s New York City grantmaking focuses on education, the arts, and more.

 IP TAKE: The foundation keeps a low public profile and does not accept unsolicited proposals.

FUNDING AREAS: Education & Youth, Arts & Culture, Human Services, Health, Justice

PROFILE: Brooklyn product Richard Parsons served as chairman of both Time Warner and Citigroup. He, his wife Laura, and family engage in philanthropy through their Parsons Family Foundation, which prioritizes giving in New York to areas like education, the arts, and more.

In the past, Parsons has heavily supported the Apollo Theater Foundation. Indeed, Parsons serves as chairman of the board of directors of Apollo Theater in Harlem. Other past New York grantees include Harlem Village Academies, New Visions for Public Schools, Modern Museum of Art, the Bronx Defenders, and Harlem YMCA.

Parsons grants range from about $1,000 to $30,000. Unfortunately, the Parsons Family Foundation keeps a low public profile and does not accept unsolicited proposals. 


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The Parsons Family Foundation does not provide a clear avenue for getting in touch with the family but below is an address:

The Parsons Family Foundation
c/o Tag Assoc. 810 Seventh Ave, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10019