John F. Grundhofer Charitable Foundation

OVERVIEW: The John F. Grundhofer Charitable Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to the arts, education, youth, and health. It also earmarks funds for other causes, like the environment. 

IP TAKE: The foundation keeps a low public profile, which limits information available on its grantmaking priorities and activities. 

PROFILE: The John F. Grundhofer Charitable Foundation was established in 2009. Its was founded by U.S. Bancorp Chairman Emeritus John "Jack" Grunhofer and his wife Patricia "Patti," who worked in consulting and now serves as executive director of the family foundation. 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 John F. Grundhofer Charitable Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to the arts, education, youth, and health. It also earmarks funds for other causes, like the environment. 

John and and Patti Grundhofer are co-chairs of Palm Springs' Living Desert Zoo and Gardens capital campaign, and gave a $3 million gift to the institution where Patti serves on the board. John Grundhofer, meanwhile,  is vice chair of the board of Palm Springs International Film Society, which the family also supports. The Grundhofers have spent winters in Indian Wells, California near Palm Springs and summers in Livingston, Montana. They also have ties to Los Angeles proper. 

Grants range from $500 to $225,000. In a recent fiscal year, the foundation gave away around $561,000. Past grantees include Palm Springs Air Museum, CHOC Children’s Foundation, Eisenhower Medical Center, Loyola Marymount University (John graduated from the school), and Loyola High School of Los Angeles. 

The John F. Grundhorfer Charitable Foundation keeps a low profile and does not accept unsolicited proposals. 

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CONTACT:

John F. Grundhorfer Charitable Foundation
P.O.Box 0634
Milwaukee, WI 53201