Cameron and Jane Baird Foundation: Grants for Diseases

OVERVIEW: The Cameron and Jane Baird Foundation supports a variety of disease-related organizations across the United States; however, it does not make a large number of such grants each year.

IP TAKE: This funder tends to support larger national diseases organizations rather than smaller local and community-based nonprofits working in this field.

PROFILE: The New York-based Cameron and Jane Baird Foundation was established in 1960. Cameron Baird was chairman of the music department at the University of Buffalo and conductor of the Buffalo Oratorio Chorus. The foundation maintains a low public profile, does not operate a website and does not employ a formal, paid staff. As a result, little information is available. According to past tax filings, the Baird Foundation invests in the arts, music, education, social services, family planning, conservation, and civil rights.

While Baird Foundation does not name diseases as an area of grantmaking focus, it has supported disease-related organizations in the past. Past Grantees in this area include the American Cancer Society, Multiple Sclerosis Association of America, Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation, Contra Costa Regional Health Foundation, Doctors Without Borders, and Maria M. Love Convalescent Foundation

Baird Foundation grants tend to vary widely in amount, ranging from $1,000 to $700,000. The Cameron and Jane Baird Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding.

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CONTACT:

Cameron and Jane Baird Foundation

726 Exchange Street

Buffalo, New York 14210

(716) 845-6000