OVERVIEW: Established in 2006 as The Alec Baldwin Foundation, the Hilaria & Alec Baldwin Foundation focuses its grantmaking in New York City and Long Island. Grants go to a wide variety of causes, including arts and culture, health, and the environment.
IP TAKE: The foundation does not have a website or a clear way to get in touch. The Alec Baldwin Foundation, is, however, active on social media.
FUNDING AREAS: Arts & Culture, Environment & Animals, Education & Youth, Health
PROFILE: The Alec Baldwin Foundation was founded by actor Alec Baldwin in 2006. Baldwin was raised in Long Island, attended NYU, and is a New York City resident. The foundation changed its name to The Hilaria & Alec Baldwin Foundation in 2015. According to tax forms, the foundation had $182 in assets in 2015 and gave a little more than $602,000. In 2016, the funder claimed only $221,549 in assets and just under $1.5 million in total giving. The foundation prioritizes arts and culture, environment, education, youth, and health causes.
Some of the foundation's largest grantmaking supports arts and culture. Past grantees include the New York Philharmonic, which received grants of over $300,000 in 2016. Baldwin's ties to the Philharmonic are strong as he's served as the Philharmonic’s radio host since 2008 and is also on the board of the Philharmonic-Symphony Society of New York. Large sums also go to the Roundabout Theatre Company. Baldwin also supports Lincoln Center Theater, Symphony Space, Carnegie Hall Society, Ballet Theater Foundation, Maysles Documentary Center in Harlem, and more. Grants also support the New York Public Radio.
The Alec Baldwin Foundation also invests in education. The foundation supports Baldwin and Hilaria's alma mater, NYU Grants also go to P.S. 41 in Greenwich Village (the neighborhood where he recently moved) and to various youth organizations such as Bent on Learning, "a nonprofit committed to teaching yoga to New York City public school children." Grantmaking in this area also involves arts education.
The foundation supports the environment and animals. While much of this grantmaking has focused on Long Island, past grantees include the Central Park Conservancy.
Sums have also gone to health organizations, including the Elton John AIDS Foundation. A significant grantee in this area is Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund in Long Island which was founded by Baldwin's mother, Carol.
A component of the foundation's philanthropy also involves human rights causes, though these tend to be on a national level, and LGBT organizations such as Gay Men's Health Crisis, which "offers hands-on support services in New York City and education and advocacy for hundreds of thousands nationwide."
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The Alec Baldwin Foundation does not provide a clear avenue for grantseekers to get in touch, but below is an address:
The Alec Baldwin Foundation, Inc.
509 Madison Ave., 4th Fl.
New York, NY 10022