OVERVIEW: The Joseph and Marie Field Foundation’s grantmaking appears to prioritize the arts and educational organizations.
IP TAKE: The foundation keeps a low public profile, which limits information available on its grantmaking priorities and activities.
FUNDING AREAS: Arts & Culture, Education & Youth
PROFILE: Founded in 1999, the Joseph and Marie Field Foundation was established by Entercom Communications founder Joseph Field and his wife Marie. Field has served on the boards of the Philadelphia Orchestra Association, Settlement Music School, and the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society. As well, he has a D.M. from the Curtis Institute of Music. Marie, meanwhile, studied piano at the Manhattan School of Music and is a retired teacher. Thought it restricts information about its priority areas and grantmaking strategies, tax filings suggest that the foundation supports education and arts organizations, particularly music.
Tax fillings further show grants range from $10,000 to $250,000. Grantees have included National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia Art Museum, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and his alma mater UPenn, home to the Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice, and Research). Field is also a major donor of Central High School in Philadelphia, from where he graduated as well. He's given at least $10 million to Central High.
Tax filings do not indicate whether it accepts unsolicited applications; however, given it's lack of transparency, it's clear that it does not
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The Joseph and Marie Field Foundation does not provide a clear avenue for getting in touch with the couple, but below is an address:
Joseph and Marie Field Foundation
c/o E.R. Boynton 30 Valley Stream Parkway
Malvern, PA 19355