Philippe P. Laffont

NET WORTH: Unknown

SOURCE OF WEALTH: Coatue Management

FUNDING AREAS: Human Services & Global, Education & Youth, Environment

OVERVIEW: Philippe Laffont moves his philanthropy through several vehicles. He and his wife Ana use the Laffont Family Foundation. Laffont, his brother Thomas, and business associates, meanwhile, use Coatue Foundation and Coatue Foundation 2. Human services and education are top interests.  

BACKGROUND:  Philippe P. Laffont graduated from MIT in 1991 with an M.Sc. and B.S. in Computer Science. He worked as an analyst at McKinsey & Co. from 1992 to 1994 and served as a research analyst at Tiger Management Corp. from 1996 to 1999. Laffont founded Coatue Management in 1999.

ISSUES:

HUMAN SERVICES & GLOBAL: Philippe and Ana Laffont, via the Laffont Family Foundation, have strongly supported Mary’s Meals, which provides “one good meal to some of the world’s poorest children every school day.” Ana, a native of Spain, sits on the international board of Mary’s Meals, which has received seven-figure gifts via the family foundation. Other grantees have included Carlos Otis Clinic, which works on Stratton Mountain in Vermont.

Laffont also supported human services organizations via Coatue and Coatue Foundation 2. His brother Thomas chairs these vehicles and works out of the Bay Area office of Coatue Management. Thomas sits on the board of Tipping Point Community, “a non-profit organization that fights poverty in the Bay Area.” Other grantees have included Robin Hood Foundation—Laffont sits on the board.

EDUCATION & YOUTH: Laffont and Ana support Year Up via their family foundation. Through other vehicles, Laffont has supported Brown University (Coatue Foundation Board Member Joanna Albright and her husband attended the school), Grace Church School, Sunrise Day Camp, Harlem RBI, iMentor, Harvard, BUILD, and Blue Engine, which works for post-secondary success.

ENVIRONMENT: Grantees have included Greenwich Land Trust and National Audubon Society. 

LOOKING FORWARD: The Laffont Family Foundation’s grants have focused on a handful of outfits with personal connections to the couple. Perhaps their philanthropy will broaden. Ana’s ties to the international community should be watched. As for Laffont’s other vehicles, the Bay Area is a potential region for greater giving.

CONTACT:

The Laffont Family Foundation does not provide a clear avenue of contact, but below is an address:

Laffont Family Foundation
9 W. 57th St., 25th Fl.
New York City, NY 10019

The Coatue Foundation and Coatue Foundation 2 do not provide a clear avenue for getting in touch with its trustees but below are addresses

Caotue Foundation
9 W. 57 St., 25th Fl.
New York City, NY 10019

Coatue Foundation 2
9 W. 57 St., 25th Fl.
New York City, NY 10019

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