Robert and Jill Le Blanc Charitable Trust: Grants for the Tri-State Area

OVERVIEW: The Robert and Jill Le Blanc Charitable Trust primarily funds grantmaking related to education, youth, and health, including children’s health.

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

PROFILE: Established in 2015, the Robert and Jill Le Blanc Charitable Trust was founded by businessman Robert Le Blanc and his wife Jill. Robert is co-head of Onex Partners, a member of its investment committee. The foundation lacks transparency, which limits information available on its grantmaking priorities and activities. According to tax filings, the Robert and Jill Le Blanc Charitable Trust primarily funds grantmaking related to education, youth, and health, including children’s health.

Robert supports his alma mater Bucknell University. The couple also steadily support Butler University, including giving at $1 million since 2016 to support the construction of a new building for the Andre B. Lacy School of Business.

Grants range from $10,000 to $250,000. In a recent fiscal year, the foundation gave away $945,000. Past grantees have included Canterbury School, DREAM, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Foundation, Western Connecticut Health Network Foundation, and Strike 3 Foundation, which “heightens awareness, mobilizes support, and raises funding for childhood cancer research.”

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

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CONTACT:

Robert and Jill LeBlanc Charitable Trust
6 Oak Ridge Dr.
Newtown, CT 06470
(203) 426-2976