The Hearst Foundations

The Hearst Foundations

The Hearst Foundations

Date Founded



300 West 57th Street, 26th Floor, New York, NY, 10019-3741, United States

Charitable Causes

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Emergency Medical Services
Education Research & Support


Other Business & Consulting Services

Company Description

The Hearst Foundations are national philanthropic resources for organizations working in the fields of culture, education, health and social services. The Hearst Foundations identify and fund outstanding nonprofits to ensure that people of all backgrounds in the United States have the opportunity to build healthy, productive and inspiring lives. The Hearst Foundation, Inc. was founded by William Randolph Hearst in 1946. In 1949 Hearst established the California Charities Foundations, later renamed The William Randolph Hearst Foundation. Both Foundations are guided by the same charitable mission, which reflects the philanthropic interests of their founder. The Tax Reform Act of 1969 brought about the separation of the Foundations and the Hearst Corporation. The Foundations received approximately $137 million from the Corporation in 1975. Both Foundations are independent private philanthropies operating separately from the Hearst Corporation. The two Foundations are managed as one entity, sharing the same funding guidelines, leadership and staff. Staff based in New York City reviews all proposals from organizations located east of the Mississippi River, and staff in the San Francisco office reviews those from organizations west of the Mississippi River. Since inception, the Foundations have made over 21,000 grants to nearly 6,000 organizations, totaling more than $1.2 billion in funds awarded. The current asset value of the Foundations is approximately $1 billion.

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Executives & Employees

Executive Director

Director of Grants

Eastern Director

Director of Strategy & Operations

Senior Consultant

Grants Manager

Grants Manager

Program Associate

Program Associate

Program Officer

Board of Directors

Executive Vice Chairman at The Hearst Corp.

President & Chief Executive Officer at The Hearst Corp.

Chief Development Officer & Senior Vice President at The Hearst Corp.

Former Chief Executive Officer at Comcast Corporation

Senior Vice President & Director at The Hearst Corp.

Publisher & Chief Executive Officer at The Times Union

Former Chief Operating Officer at The Hearst Corp.

Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President at The Hearst Corp.

Former Assistant Editor, the Antique Collector at The National Magazine Co. Ltd.

Former Professional at The National Magazine Co. Ltd.

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