Stephanie and Lawrence Flinn Jr. Charitable Trust

OVERVIEW: The Stephanie and Lawrence Flinn Jr. Charitable Trust primarily funds grantmaking related to the environment, animals, education, youth, health, and human services. The foundation's environmental grantmaking appears to focus on wildlife and land conservation. 

IP TAKE: The foundation lacks transparency, which limits information available regarding its grantmaking priorities and activities.

PROFILE: The Stephanie and Lawrence Flinn Jr. Charitable Trust was established in 2011. It was established by media mogul Lawrence Flinn Jr. and his wife Stephanie, an artist. Lawrence Flinn founded United Video Cablevision, Inc. and United Video Satellite Group (UVSG). UVSG was behind the Prevue Channel, now called the TV Guide Channel.  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 Stephanie and Lawrence Flinn Jr. Charitable Trust primarily funds grantmaking related to the environment, animals, education, youth, health, and human services.

The foundation's environmental grantmaking appears to focus on wildlife and land conservation. 

Lawrence and Stephanie Flinn are based in Jupiter, Florida. Flinn is on the board of Columbia Business School, which he supports. He has also supported his other alma mater, Yale University. The family is also heavily involved with the Jupiter Medical Center Foundation. The medical center's main lobby is named after the couple.

Grants range from $100 to $125,000. In a recent fiscal year, the foundation gave away a little under $980,000. Grantees have included African Wildlife Foundation, Animal Legal Defense Fund, Atlantic Salmon Federation, Ducks Unlimited, Rainforest Action Network, The Nature Conservancy, Sierra Club Foundation, and Wildlife Conservation Network. 

The foundation keeps a low profile and does not accept unsolicited proposals.

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CONTACT:

Stephanie and Lawrence Flinn Jr. Charitable Trust
55 Theodore Fremd Avenue, Ste C-297
Rye, NY 10580