Taxman Family Foundation: Grants for Diseases

OVERVIEW: The Taxman Family Foundation funds a wide range organizations related to diseases including diabetes, ALS, autism, 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 low-profile funder based in Skokie, Illinois. 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 reported assets of $7-$8 million. It awards about $100,000 to $200,000 in grants each year.

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 prefers to offer general operating support rather than project-pecific funding.

Taxman grants range from about $1,000 to $5,000. Taxman does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding. That said, a few new names appear on its grants lists each year. 


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Taxman Family Foundation

c/o Seymour Taxman

5215 Old Orchard Road, Suite 130

Skokie, Illinois 6007

(847) 674-4321