Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation: Grants for Diseases

OVERVIEW: The Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation awards grants to disease organizations located across the country; however, it appears to give funding favor to organizations located along the East Coast of the United States.

IP TAKE: This funder typically awards general operating support grants rather than those limited to specific projects. The Kellen Foundation does not award many disease-related grants each year. It lacks transparency, which restricts information about grantmaking strategies and application process.

PROFILE: The Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation was established in 1984 in New York, New York. The late Stephen Kellen was co-chairman of the investment firm Arnhold & S. Bleichroeder Holdings and known for his philanthropy throughout his lifetime. The Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation primarily focuses its grantmaking on visual arts, performing arts, secondary education and higher education. The foundation has considerable assets; however, it maintains a low public profile, does not operate a website and has one paid staff member. The Kellen Foundation does not have a specific grantmaking program dedicated to diseases.

According to tax filings, Kellen Foundation grants range anywhere from $1,000 to over $5 million. Most grants however, fall in the $10,000 to $150,000 range. Disease organizations receiving past support form Kellen include Autism Speaks and the American Federation for Aging Research.

The Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding.

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CONTACT:

Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation

c/o Joel E. Sammett & Company

15 Maiden Lane, Suite 500

New York, New York 10038