John R. & Kiendl Dauphinot Gordon Fund: New York and Tri-State Funders

OVERVIEW:  The John R. & Kiendl Dauphinot Gordon Fund primarily funds grantmaking related to education, the arts and health.

IP TAKE: The foundation lacks transparency, which limits information available on its grantmaking priorities and activities.

PROFILE: The John R. & Kiendl Dauphinot Gordon Fund was established in 1988 by financier John R. Gordon of Deltec Asset Management. It is steered by John and his wife Kiendl. The foundation does not maintain a website, which limits information available on its grantmaking priorities and activities. According to tax filings, the John R. & Kiendl Dauphinot Gordon Fund primarily funds grantmaking related to education, the arts and health.

John Gordon is on the board of Roundabout Theatre Company, which the couple steadily supports. He also supports his alma maters Harvard College and Harvard Business School. The foundation steadily funds the Drumcliff Foundation, a philanthropy in Philadelphia, which John’s brother Dan steers.

Grants range from $400 to $300,000. In a recent fiscal year, the foundation gave away approximately $1 million. Past grantees included Parsons Dance Foundation, Second Stage Theatre, School of American Ballet, The Boys Club of New York (John is an honorary board member), NYC Outward Bound Schools, Prostate Cancer Foundation, and Church of Heavenly Rest.

The John R. & Kiendl Dauphinot Gordon Fund keeps a low profile and does not accept unsolicited proposals.

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CONTACT:

John R. & Kiendl Dauphinot Gordon Fund
125 Broad St.
New York, NY 10004