OVERVIEW: The Wunderkinder Foundation’s Los Angeles grantmaking focuses on arts, health, and social welfare organizations. A little under $10 million has moved out of the door annually in recent years.
IP TAKE: The Wunderkinder Foundation keeps a low public profile and does not accept unsolicited proposals.
FUNDING AREAS: Arts, Health, Social Welfare, Education & Youth
PROFILE: The Wunderkinder Foundation was established by Hollywood mogul Steven Spielberg. The film director funds the philanthropic vehicle and in a recent year the foundation gave around $9.6 million.
The Wunderkinder Foundation makes grants in several different geographic areas, but prioritizes Los Angeles and New York. In Los Angeles, the foundation’s grantmaking has supported select arts, health, and social welfare, and education organizations. Grantees have included American Film Institute (Steven Spielberg sits on the board), Ahead With Horses, American Heart Association, Campbell Hall, Children's Defense Fund, USC, the UCLA Foundation, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles.
The foundation’s largest grants seem to support Los Angeles organizations. Wunderkinder also directs money to another Spielberg philanthropic entity, Righteous Persons Foundation, which focuses on Jewish life and culture and has been particularly supportive of USC Shoah Foundation.
Because the Wunderkinder Foundation keeps a low public profile, it is unclear exactly what the charity looks for in its Los Angeles grantees. As well, the foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals.
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The Wunderkinder Foundation does not provide a clear avenue to get in touch with the charity but below is contact information
The Wunderkinder Foundation
11400 W. Olympic Blvd., Ste. 550
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Telephone: (310) 481-3513