OVERVIEW: The Held Foundation funds grantmaking related to Jewish causes, education, health, human services, global, religious, the environment, civil rights, and the arts.
IP TAKE: The foundation keeps a low public profile, which limits information available on its grantmaking priorities and activities.
PROFILE: The Held Foundation was established in 1985. It was founded by real estate siblings Robert, Joseph, and Melissa Held. Their father Harold established Held Properties, a privately held, family-owned developer, owner and operator of premier office and medical office buildings in Southern California. Robert now serves as CEO, Joseph as COO, and Melissa Held Bordy as CFO. 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 Held Foundation funds grantmaking related to Jewish causes, education, health, human services, global, religious, the environment, civil rights, and the arts.
Grants range from $100 to $165,000. In a recent fiscal year, the foundation made grants totaling a little under $370,000. Past grantees include Jewish Federation, Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles, Ziman Center for Real Estate at UCLA, City of Hope Hospital, Zimmer Children's Museum, and Calvary Chapel Pacific Coast.
The Held Foundation keeps a low profile and does not accept unsolicited proposals.
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The Held Foundation
1880 Century Park East
Los Angeles, CA 90067