OVERVIEW: The Taxman Family Foundation funds an array of disease-related U.S. organizations, which includes diabetes, ALS, autism, and leukemia and lymphoma.
IP TAKE: This grantmaker often funds smaller and community-based organizations that accomplish much with modest funding.
PROFILE: The Taxman Family Foundation is a Skokie, Illinois-based funder, which prefers to keep a low public profile. Thus, it does not operate a website or employ a formal staff. However, it supports a wide range of disease organizations across the United States. It is a small, family foundation with about $4 to $5 million in assets. It awards about $100,000 to $200,000 in grants each year.
Taxman grants range from about $1,000 to $5,000. It awards a handful of larger grants on the rare occasion. Tax filings reveal that the foundation indeed invests in a variety of diseases rather than focusing on merely one or two. Past grantees include the ALS Turner Foundation, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and the For Autistic Kids Foundation.
The foundation offers general operating support rather than project specific. Taxman does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding. That said, a few new names appear on its grants lists each year.
- Seymour Taxman, President
- Nancy Taxman, Secretary
Taxman Family Foundation
c/o Seymour Taxman
5215 Old Orchard Road, Suite 130
Skokie, Illinois 6007