OVERVIEW: The Blau Family Foundation's grantmaking supports organizations that focus on education, health, and arts and culture across the United States.
IP TAKE: The foundation keeps a low public profile, which limits information available on its grantmaking priorities and activities.
FUNDING AREAS: Education & Youth, Health, Arts & Culture
PROFILE: Founded in 2014, the Blau Family Foundation was established by Related Companies CEO Jeff Blau and his wife Lisa, an angel investor and entrepreneur. Because the foundation keeps a low profile, further information regarding grantmaking priority areas and specifics are unavailable. The Blau Family Foundation's grantmaking includes support of educational and health organizations.
The Blau's tax filings suggest the foundation prioritizes education and health organizations, with a particular focus on New York City institutions.
Blau is on the board of Mt. Sinai Hospital, and the couple heavily supports the institution, home to The Blau Center for Children’s Cancer and Blood Disease. Related Companies property 55 Hudson Yards is home to a Mt. Sinai facility that provides medical services for those who live and work at Hudson Yards.
In a recent year, the foundation gave away around $1.7 million; many grants are medium-sized. Other grantees have included Icahn School of Medicine, Trinity School (the couple are parents and Blau is a vice president of the board), Prep for Prep, Central Park Conservancy (Blau is on the board), New York Public Library, and Lincoln Center.
The Blau Family Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding.
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The Blau Family Foundation does not provide a clear avenue for getting in touch with the couple but below is an address
Blau Family Foundation
c/o Related Companies LP
60 Columbus Circle, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10023