Edward John and Patricia Rosenwald Foundation

OVERVIEW:  The Edward John and Patricia Rosenwald Foundation’s grantmaking includes support for health and educational organizations.  

IP TAKE: The foundation keeps a low public profile, which limits information available on its grantmaking priorities and activities.

FUNDING AREAS: Education & Youth, Jewish Causes, Arts & Culture, Health

PROFILE: Founded in 2004, the Edward John and Patricia Rosenwald Foundation was established by financier Edward John Rosenwald Jr., and his wife Patricia. Rosenwald serves as a director emeritus at the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, as well as on the boards of National Organization on Disability and NYU Langone, all of which the family supports. The foundation does not maintain a web presence or public presence, which prohibits deep insights into its key priorities and approaches. However, according to tax filings, the foundation has funded health, education, Jewish causes, arts and culture, and youth.

Grants range from a few hundred to several thousand dollars. In a recent tax year, the foundation gave away around $2.1 million. Past grantees include Columbia University, The Met (Rosenwald is a trustee emeritus), New York Philharmonic, and UJA Federation.


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The Edward John and Patricia Rosenwald Foundation does not provide a clear avenue for getting in touch with the couple but below is an address

The Edward John and Patricia Rosenwald Foundation

c/o Anchin Block Anchin LLP

New York, NY 10018