OVERVIEW: The Makoff Family Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to human services, education and youth, health, and global causes.
IP TAKE: The foundation keeps a low public profile, which limits information available on its grantmaking priorities and activities.
PROFILE: The Makoff Family Foundation was established in 2001. Its was founded by nephrologist Dwight Makoff and his wife Rhoda, a biochemist. Dwight Makoff has been affiliated with multiple hospitals in the Los Angeles area, including Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The foundation lacks transparency and does not maintain a website, which makes it difficult to locate further information on its priority areas and grantmaking strategies. Tax filings suggest the Makoff Family Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to human services, education and youth, health (including mental health), and global causes.
Grants range from $500 to $20,000 In a recent fiscal year, the foundation gave away a little under $80,000. Past grantees include Cedars-Sinai Nephrology; UNICEF; ABC School UCLA Foundation (towards anxiety disorder intervention for children); UCLA Fund (the couple both graduated from the school); Los Angeles World Affairs Council; and RAND Corporation.
The Makoff Family Foundation keeps a low profile and does not accept unsolicited proposals.
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Makoff Family Foundation
143 Ocean Avenue Extension
Santa Monica, CA 90402