OVERVIEW: The Capital Groups Companies Charitable Foundation supports various animal and wildlife related organizations and causes across the United States.
IP TAKE: This funder appears to offer general operating support grants more often than project specific grants.
PROFILE: Established in 1997, the Capital Groups Companies Charitable Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Capital Groups Companies, a financial services organization. The foundation keeps a low public profile, does not maintain a website dedicated to its corporate giving, and does not employ a paid staff. However, the company’s website briefly describes the foundation’s work as committed to the communities in which Capital Groups Companies operate and supporting environmental causes. In this regard, while the foundation does not have a specific giving program dedicated to animals and wildlife, it does seek related organizations in its charitable giving.
According to its tax filings, Capital Groups Charitable Foundation invest in both national and local animal and wildlife organizations. For example, past grantess include the Bat Conservation International and the World Wildlife Foundation and Gimme Shelter Animal Rescue.
Grant amounts vary widely, ranging from a low of just $100 to over $200,000. Most grants, however, fall in the $1,000 to $20,000 range. The foundation does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding at this time.
- James Condon, Chairman
- Naomi Kobayashi, Secretary
- James Lovelace, Director
- Theodore Samuels, Director
- Bruce Meikle, Director
Capital Group Companies Foundation
6455 Irvine Center Drive
Irvine, CA 92618