OVERVIEW: The Apatow-Mann Family Foundation’s grantmaking includes support of health and educational organizations.
IP TAKE: The foundation keeps a low public profile, which limits information available on its grantmaking priorities and activities.
FUNDING AREAS: Health & Human Services, Education & Youth, Individual Rights & Emergency Services, Arts & Culture, Environment, Gun Violence
PROFILE: Founded in 2007 the Apatow-Mann Family Foundation was established by screenwriter and producer Judd Apatow and his wife, actress Leslie Mann. The Apatow-Mann Family Foundation’s grantmaking includes support of health and educational organizations. Apatow and Leslie spread their money to a variety of causes, with modest sums going to a range of organizations.
Apatow and Leslie are longtime supporters of 826LA, which focuses on encouraging and developing the writing skills of disadvantaged youth. Apatow is passionate about literacy and says, "I realized learning how to write was something that helped me survive. I think it's a good thing to provide that assistance to kids who don't have the money to pay for tutors."
Grants range from $1,000 to $15,000. In a recent tax year, the foundation gave away a little under $675,000. Past grantees include the ACLU of Southern California, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, The UCLA Fund, Fulfillment Fund, Friends of Saban Free Clinic, City Year Los Angeles, and Children’s Law Center of California.
This foundation's tax filings do not confirm whether it accepts unsolicited applications, but given this lack of transparency, it likely does not.
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Apatow-Mann Family Foundation
8383 Wilshire Blvd, Ste 400
Beverly Hills, CA 90211