Jackman Family Foundation: Grants for Diseases

OVERVIEW: The Jackman Family Foundation broadly awards grants to a variety of disease-related organizations across the United States. It does not name specific disease interests.

IP TAKE: This funder does not award many grants each year, but it supports both disease research and charitable events, such as fundraisers. Unfortunately, the foundation lacks transparency restricting public information and insights about its grantmaking strategies and interests.

PROFILE: Actor Hugh Jackman and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness established the Jackman Family Foundation in 2006. The foundation does not operate a website or employ a formal staff. Foundation Source, a Delaware based company specializing in support services for private, family, and corporate foundations nationwide, manages the Jackman Family Foundation. The foundation’s tax filings indicate a wide range of funding interests, including broad support for disease related organizations and research institutions.

Grant amounts are relatively modest, often ranging from $1,000 to $15,000. Disease related organizations receiving funding from Jackman in the past include the American Brain Tumor Association, which received a grant to support a charitable event and the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, which received funding for pediatric cancer research.

The Jackman Family Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding.


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