Lostand Foundation: New York and Tri-State Funders

OVERVIEW:  The Lostand Foundation supports a variety of organizations involved in social action, land conservation and sustainable development.

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

PROFILE: The Lostand Foundation was established in 1997 by real estate investor Jonathan F.P. Rose and his wife Diana. Jonathan is a son of Frederick P. Rose, who chaired the family real estate company Rose Associates. In 1989, Rose founded Jonathan Rose Companies LLC, a multidisciplinary real estate development, planning, consulting and investment firm. While the foundation does not maintain a website, it does have a bit of a web presence that reveals some of the foundation’s priority areas. The Lostand Foundation supports a variety of organizations involved in social action, land conservation and sustainable development.

The couple are co-founders of the Garrison Institute in New York, which “connects inner transformation with outer solutions to relieve suffering in the fields of trauma, education and the environment.” The Lostand Foundation has also directed millions to Garrison Institute.

Grants range from $1,000 to around $1.1 million. In a recent fiscal year, the foundation gave away approximately $1.7 million. Past grantees include Harlem Educational Activities Fund, Horace Mann School, Hudson Highlands Land Trust, Jazz at Lincoln Center, NRDC, Open Space Institute, Storm King Art Center, and the Whitney.

The foundation keeps a low profile and does not accept unsolicited proposals.

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CONTACT:

Lostand Foundation
33 Katonah Avenue
Katonah, NY 10536