OVERVIEW: The Bari Lipp Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to the arts, education, youth, health, and Jewish causes.
IP TAKE: The foundation lacks transparency, which limits information available on its grantmaking priorities and activities.
PROFILE: Established in 1996, the Bari Lipp Foundation was founded by financier Robert I. Lipp. It bears the name of his late wife Bari, who passed way from cancer. Robert, a senior advisor of Stone Point Capital in New York, steers the foundation with his kids Wendy and Jeff. The foundation lacks transparency, which limits information available on its grantmaking priorities and activities. According to tax filings, the Bari Lipp Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to the arts, education, youth, health, and Jewish causes.
Robert Lipp supports his alma mater Williams College, from where his son Jeff also graduated. Jeff has strong ties to Los Angeles and graduated from UCLA, which the family also supports via their foundation. Jeff is on the board of UCLA Health. Robert was a trustee of Carnegie Hall, and has supported the institution with millions. He is also a vice chairman of New York City Ballet, another grantee. He’s strongly supported Children’s Aid, as well.
Grants range from $132 to $500,000. In a recent fiscal year, the foundation gave away around $2 million. Past grantees have included Crossroads School in Santa Monica; Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship; and Wilshire Blvd Temple.
The foundation keeps a low profile and does not accept unsolicited proposals.
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Bari Lipp Foundation
c/o Ayco Co, LP - PO Box 1504
Albany, NY 12212