Kissick Family Foundation: Los Angeles Grants 

OVERVIEW: Financier John Kissick and family conduct their philanthropy through the Kissick Family Foundation, which supports education, youth, the arts, and health in Los Angeles.

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

PROFILE: Apollo Management and Ares Management Co-founder John Kissick established the Kissick Family Foundation, through which he supports nonprofit organizations with his family. In a past tax year, the foundation held nearly $30 million in assets and gave away close to $2 million.

The foundation’s grantmaking prioritizes Los Angeles. Grants predominately range between $10,000 to $25,000. 

Kissick’s Los Angeles interests include education and youth, the arts, and health. Grantees have included LA’s Promise, Alliance for College Ready Schools, Harvard Westlake, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Saint John’s Health Center, The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, Geffen Playhouse, PS Arts, and KCET.

Grant seekers should note that because the Kissick Family Foundation prefers a low public profile, it is unclear what approach it takes toward making grants and what it seeks in Los Angeles grantees.


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The Kissick Family Foundation does not provide a clear avenue for getting in touch with the family but below is an address

Kissick Family Foundation
922 Napoli Dr.
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272