NET WORTH: Unknown
SOURCE OF WEALTH: Apollo Global Management, Solar Senior Capital
FUNDING AREAS: Education & Youth, Health & Human Services, Jewish Causes, New York City Community
OVERVIEW: Michael Gross and family move their philanthropy through the Viki and Michael Gross Family Foundation and the Michael Gross Family Foundation. Support goes to the family's schools. Another interest is health, particularly pediatric health.
BACKGROUND: Michael Gross graduated with a B.B.A. in accounting from the University of Michigan and an M.M. from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. Gross is a founder and former senior partner of Apollo Management. He joined Solar Senior Capital, where he serves as CEO.
EDUCATION & YOUTH: Michael Gross supports alma maters University of Michigan and Northwestern University. The couple has also supported Viki’s school, UPenn. Other grantees include Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Cornell University, Trinity School, and Kitchen Community, which builds Learning Gardens in schools around the country.
HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES: The Grosses serve as co-chairs of Mt. Sinai’s Children's Center Foundation. Grantees include Mt. Sinai Children’s Hospital; First Descents, a "charitable non-profit organization that gives a free outdoor adventure experience trip to young adults who are fighting cancer”; Challenged Athletes Foundation; and Alzheimer’s Association.
JEWISH CAUSES: The family has supported YRF (Youth Renewal Fund), which works with “a network of 28 high schools and two learning centers in disadvantaged communities in Israel”; and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
NYC COMMUNITY: Grantees include New York Road Runners and City Parks Foundation.
LOOKING FORWARD: Gross is still very much engaged in business, but perhaps more money will move through the foundation in the coming years.
The Viki and Michael Gross Foundation accepts applications at the address below:
The Viki and Michael Gross Foundation
930 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10028
The Michael Gross Family Foundation accepts applications at the address below:
135 East 79th Street
New York, NY 10075