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Yerzhan Tatishev Public Foundation

Yerzhan Tatishev Foundation

Name

Yerzhan Tatishev Public Foundation

Mission

Yerzhan Tatishev Public Foundation was founded as a non-profit organization that would contribute to ongoing and sustainable development in Kazakhstan. The foundation seeks to be a role model for other non-profits and NGOs working in the region. The primary mission of the foundation focuses of delivering services in the following areas:

  • Social Responsibility;
  • Sustainability, Efficiency, and Quality;
  • Transparency and Justice;
  • Best Practices.

Headquarters

Yerzhan Tatishev Public Foundation is headquartered in Kazakhstan.

Operating Region

The foundation operates on a national level in Kazakhstan.

Foundation Contact Info

Website: http://eng.tatishevfoundation.kz
Email: foundation@tatishevfoundation.kz
Tel: +7 (727) 331 13 14

Supported Causes

Yerzhan Tatishev Public Foundation has several main areas of policy action and provide grants and support for projects in the following areas:
Educational Stipends: The foundation provides educational grants and stipends to academic achievements for students in both Kazakhstan and international institutions.
Development of Education Programs: The development and implementation of educational programs that improve educational systems in Kazakhstan and abroad
Social Program Grants: Financial support for non-profit organizations in Kazakhstan that promote the sciences, culture, other educational fields and public health.
Low Income Programs: To provide support both financial, and technical support to programs and individuals from low income areas.

Main Criteria for Funding Projects

The foundation provides grants based on applications which may be found on the foundation website. Cultural and social projects are identified by the board of trustees of the foundation for support.

Funded Organizations / Projects

Individual Education Grants:

  • For students in the field of finance and economics who display aptitude and talent in these fields. Students coming from low income backgrounds may apply for grants to study at Almaty Management University (ALMAU), KIMEP University, and Suleyman Demirel University (SDU). All educational grants cover the entire period of study including housing allowance and monthly stipend. The grantmaking process includes three selection rounds
  • Grants for disabled students: The foundation makes available several grants each year for disabled students to enable them to access specialized schools and universities.

Long-term Education Projects:

  • Kentau School: ongoing support for Polytechnic School №16 to ensure that high academic standards are maintained and that students go on to apply to universities and further study.
  • Seminars: The foundation provides support for ongoing educational projects that focus on economics and finance.

Cultural Projects:

  • Golden Collection of Kazakhstan Cinema was established in 2005 and is supported by the foundation. The goal of the project is to preserve the cinematic heritage of Kazakhstany filmmakers and the national heritage of cinema. Several films have been supported by the foundation, including The Cruel, Digit Girl, and My Name is Kozha.
  • “Altyn Zhyldiz” (Golden Star) is a national award for journalism supported by the foundation with the inclusion of an annual award “Alyn Turan” (Golden Turan) for the best published work in the field of economics and finance in the country.

Foundation’s History

The Yerzhan Tatishev Public Foundation was founded in February 2005 by members of the Tatishev family and senior executives from the Bank TuranAlem. The foundation is governed by a board of trustees led by Erlan Nureldaemovich Tatishev.

The John D.V. Salvador Foundation

The John D.V. Salvador Foundation

Name

The John D.V. Salvador Foundation

Mission

The John D.V. Salvador Foundation (JDVSF) works to give children the future they deserve, despite being orphans and/or living in difficult conditions such as poverty, disabilities or abuse. JDVSF believes that it is crucial to see and develop children’s potential and give them the opportunities to do so in a safe environment. When children don’t have parents to turn to, their unique abilities and talents may never be developed or brought to their full potential. The foundation does its work through promoting, supporting, and funding programming for these children. JDVSF’s goal is to have a profound effect on their lives overall including their quality of life.

JDVSF was founded in memory of John David Vincent Salvador who was tragically killed at the age of 14. JDVSF aims to give all children the opportunity to live life to its fullest, something that John didn’t have the chance to do.

Headquarters

JDVSF is based in New York and London.

Operating Region

The John D.V. Salvador Foundation operates across the Philippines.

Foundation Contact Info

Website: https://jdvsfoundation.org
Email: info@jdvsfoundation.org
Tel: +1.347.464.1225

Supported Causes

Supporting orphans and other children without support systems to live up to their potential.
Partnerships with local organizations to serve at-risk communities.
The belief that children need a strong support system to thrive and therefore need accurate and appropriate programming.
The belief that children grow up they have the potential to make a difference in their local communities.

Main Criteria for Funding Projects

The John D.V. Salvador Foundation encourages donations and funding from corporate and private sponsors looking to change the lives of children immediately. The foundation has had one major project to date.

Funded Organizations / Projects

St. Martin de Porres Children’s Village & Centro Salvador Halfway House- As of 2016, JDVSF has raised over 1.8 million USD to support at risk children in St. Martin de Porres located in Bulacan, Philippines. The original funding was intended to build a Children’s Village but was eventually expanded to housing facilities. The new Halfway House provides services including housing and support for St. Martin de Porres alumni in Manila. This is the first major project of the foundation and has been expanded to focus on poverty.

Foundation’s History

JDVSF was founded in 2005 in memory of John David Vincent Salvador. Salvador was born in New York City in 1968 to Filipino immigrants. John was an adventurous and happy child who loved the outdoors. He was also a good student who worked various jobs during his school days. He was killed tragically at the age of 14 on February 20, 1993 by a drunk driver. The foundation was founded in his honor, by his sister Lizelle, in order to help children reach the potential that John never reached.

The foundation is supported by various donors including multiple donors that have contributed every year since its conception in 2005. The majority of funding comes from the United States but the foundation also has significant contributors in Europe and Asia.

Feeding America

Feeding America

Name

Feeding America

Mission

With over 41 million Americans facing food insecurity, Feeding America is the largest domestic hunger-relief organization in the United States. According to estimates, each day one in eight Americans goes hungry. The Feeding America organization endeavors to obtain food from several sources, including farmers, retailers, and manufacturers and to bring it to people in need.

Headquarters

Feeding America is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

Operating Region

There are over 200 Feeding America food banks in operation across the United States.

Supported Causes

Each Feeding America food bank is independent and operates in a specific area and community while supporting several other local partner distributors. The organization sponsors around 60,000 meal programs and food pantries.

Foundation Contact Info

Website: https://www.feedingamerica.org
National Office: 
35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60601
tel: 800.771.2303
fax: 312.263.5626

Food Banks & Food Pantries

Feeding America food banks are mostly large warehouses where food is stored before being distributed to needy people in the community. Food pantries function as the arms that reach out to that community directly, sometimes by using mobile food pantries, which reach people in areas of great need.

How Does Feeding America Work?

Feeding America concentrates its efforts in four main areas:

  • Donations and Obtaining Food: Feeding America works to secure donations from national retailers, farmers, federal government organizations, and other non-profits to ensure the supply of community food pantries.
  • Logistics: Feeding America receives, stores, and then ships donated products to food banks across the nation. The organization also provides oversight, training, and equipment grants to food banks in each state.
  • Food Distribution: Food banks are responsible for the distribution of products through food pantries and meal programs in local communities.
  • Other supported projects: Feeding America also supports public education programs about hunger in the United States and advocacy groups lobbying for legislation to battle food insecurity.

The organization places an emphasis on food rescue. While there is more than enough food in the US to feed everyone, around 72 million pounds of edible, nutritious food is reportedly wasted each year. Feeding America works closely with farmers, manufacturers, distributors, and retailers to ensure that food is effectively recovered and consumed before going to waste. Realizing the need for everyone in society to receive healthy food, even those in need, Feeding America announced a plan in 2017 to increase the nutritional value of the food in its food banks and intends to offer more fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins in the years ahead.

The Idea Behind the Creation of Feeding America

In the 1960s, retired Arizona businessman John van Hengel began volunteering at a local soup kitchen and saw that the kitchen received more food than it could handle. Inspired by one of his clients, he began soliciting and storing unwanted food from local stores and farms. In 1975, he received a federal grant to help create food banks across the United States. In 2001, the organization, then called America’s Second Harvest, merged with Foodchain, the country’s largest food-rescue organization. The organization became known as Feeding America in 2008 and is the third-largest charity in the United States.

Make-A-Wish Foundation

Make A Wish Foundation

Name

Make-A-Wish Foundation

Mission

The Make-A-Wish Foundation arranges for experiences/adventures/events for children with life-threatening or terminal medical conditions. The organization is guided by a belief in the vision of granting the wish of every eligible child. Most of the wishes fall into one of five categories: to go somewhere, be someone, meet someone, have something, or give something.

Headquarters

The Make-a-Wish Foundation is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Operating Region

Founded in the United States, the organization has 62 chapters located across the United States and operates in 45 countries worldwide.

Foundation Contact Info

Official Websitehttps://wish.org/
Phone:  602-279-9474
Fax:  602-279-0855
Toll Free:  800-722-9474

Supported Causes and Wishes Granted

The Make-A-Wish Foundation has made over 285,000 wishes come true since its establishment. In 2016 alone, 15,300 wishes were granted in the United States. From visits to Disneyland, meeting a unicorn, and being a drummer in a reenactment of the Revolutionary War, no wish is too small, too unusual, or too big for the foundation to fulfill by utilizing its worldwide network of volunteers.

Main Criteria for Wish Eligibility

Children between the ages of 2.5 and 17 are potentially eligible to submit a request to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. They may be referred by a medical professional treating the child, a parent or legal guardian, or they may refer themselves.

Funded Organizations / Projects

Many celebrities volunteer with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. After granting his 500th wish, professional wrestler John Cena holds the record for the most wishes granted by a single individual. Justin Bieber has volunteered in over 250 wish projects.

The foundation works closely with many supporters in other organizations and throughout the media to bring its projects to fruition. The foundation is managed by a senior leadership team led by President and CEO David A. Williams and its mission and vision is charted by a national board of directors chaired by David M. Clark.

Foundation’s History

The Make-A-Wish Foundation began after U.S. Customs Officer Tommy Austin told a colleague at the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) about a seven-year-old boy he knew named Chris Greicius, who had leukemia and whose dream was to be a police officer. During the days prior to Chris’s passing in May 1980, Austin worked with DPS Officer Ron Cox and others to create a full-day experience that allowed Chris to fulfill his wish before he died. He was inducted as an honorary police officer, outfitted with a full and personally tailored uniform, and given a ride in a helicopter. Fellow officers Frank Shankwitz and Scott Stahl were amazed by how many people were so touched by the story. Several DPS officers and members of their friends and family got together that summer and decided to establish a wish-granting organization. From humble beginnings and a $15 donation from a local grocery store manager, the group was eventually officially recognized as a tax-exempt nonprofit organization by November 1980 and granted its first official wish to Frank Poncho “Bopsy” Salazar, who was able to be a fireman, take a trip to Disneyland, and ride in a hot-air balloon before he passed away.

Robert Edward “Ted” Turner

Robert Edward “Ted” Turner

Place of Birth

Cincinnati, Ohio

Industry

Media/Entrepreneur

Robert Edward “Ted” Turner
Robert Edward “Ted” Turner Media Mogul to Environmental Philanthropist

Early Career

Ted Turner attended a private high school in Chattanooga, Tennessee before attending Brown University where he initially majored in Classics before changing to Economics. While at Brown, he was president of the Brown Debating Union and captain of the sailing team. He was expelled from the university before graduating for having a female student in his dorm room, though subsequently awarded an honorary degree from Brown in 1989.
He joined his father’s advertising company in 1960 and in 1963 became president and CEO following his father’s suicide. The company worked primarily in outdoor advertising, specifically billboards and thrived during the 1960’s. In the late 1960’s Turner began purchasing radio stations across the southern states, selling them in 1969 to buy a struggling television station in Atlanta, and the Turner empire had begun.

Business

Turner had the foresight to know that people would one day turn to cable television stations as they wanted more choice. He spent several years developing the right sort of programming that encouraged cable companies to carry his station to free their schedules. With over 2 million subscribers and a net worth of over $100 million, he changed the name of the company to Turner Broadcasting System.
He bought both the Atlanta Braves and Atlanta Hawks in 1976 turning the Braves into a household name by broadcasting their games to all his subscribers in the TBS network.
In 1978 Turner asked Reese Schonfeld to help him realize plans to start a 24-hour news channel. Schonfeld responded that it would take $20 million to start and several million per month to operate. Turner sold a station in North Carolina to fund the establishment of the Cable News Network (CNN). He is quoted as saying: “We won’t be signing off until the world ends. We’ll be on, and we will cover the end of the world, live, and that will be our last event… we’ll play Nearer, My God, to Thee before we sign off.”
In 1996 the Turner Broadcasting System, merged with Time Warner and Ted Turner took on the role of vice chairman, heading up the company’s cable networks division. Though he supported the Time Warner merger with AOL but lost nearly $7 billion when the stock price plummeted following the merger. He resigned from the board in 2006 and has devoted his life to philanthropy. Turner is one of the United States’ largest landowners with assets nearly 2 million acres across the country.

Philanthropy and Sponsorship

In 1990 he established the Ted Turner Foundation which provides rants to projects and programs that focus on the environment and population. In 1998, Turner pledged $1 billion to the United Nations and established the United Nations Foundation to administer the funds. He also helped found the Nuclear Threat Initiative with a $250 million grant. Through the Captain Planet Foundation, Turner has sponsored over 1800 environmental projects submitted by children to improve local school and community areas.

Ignota Foundation

Ignota Foundation

Name

Ignota Foundation

Mission

The Ignota Foundation has one clear goal: to provide funding for two years of university for at least one child from each comprehensive (state) school in England.

The founder and trustees of the Ignota Foundation are committed to providing financial help without placing an undue sense of indebtedness on the recipient. Unlike traditional scholarships and financial aid programs, the Ignota Foundation remains anonymous during most of the process, based on the belief that “No student should feel beholden to a wealthy benefactor.”

The foundation’s growth strategy is intended to be organic with recipient schools nominating two other schools as part of the process.

Headquarters

The foundation is headquartered in London, England.

Operating Region

The Ignota Foundation operates across England.

Foundation Contact Info

Website: http://www.ignotafoundation.org
Email: guy@ignotafoundation.org
Tel: +974 5567 5036

Supported Causes

  • Nominees are chosen for their motivation and ability to overcome personal difficulties rather than their academic achievements.
  • Recipients are encouraged to participate in the funding of their education as well as meet specific academic goals.
  • Ignota works with the school and teachers to identify candidates, instead of a standard application and selection process.

Programs and Grants

The Ignota Foundation has an elegant scholarship program that funds the first and third years of university. The student is responsible for self-funding the second year of study. Funds are paid anonymously, directly to the university. Each scholarship is subject to the student maintaining and reaching specific academic goals that they have set themselves.

Main Criteria for Funding Projects

The Ignota Foundation does not have a typical scholarship application process. Schools are nominated for the program by other recipient school and the foundation works with the head teacher and head of sixth form to select an underprivileged pupil who would probably not be able to attend university without extensive financial aid. The foundation does not choose candidates based only on academic results. Many of them have overcome personal difficulties, and often they will be the first in their families to even contemplate applying for university.

The school remains an integral part of the selection process at every step. Once an Ignota scholar is chosen, it is the school that delivers the news, not the foundation. Recipients of an Ignota scholarship are not made aware of the source of the donation or the Ignota Foundation until after they have completed their degree.

Funded Organizations / Projects

Ignota’s first three full scholarships were awarded in 2016 to students from Woodbridge High School in Essex, Malmesbury School in Wiltshire, and Oaks Park High School in Essex. The students chose to attend Goldsmiths University, University of Exeter, and University of Birmingham.

Foundation’s History

The Ignota Foundation was officially established in 2015. However its founder began granting scholarships privately in 2014. Feeling grateful for his own success, the founder of Ignota set out to make a difference to the lives of other young people in the UK. He built the foundation on the principles of giving and receiving. As such, the foundation strives to give young people the opportunity to succeed without making them feel beholden to anyone. The founder of Ignota has chosen to remain anonymous, as have all of the donors.

The foundation is supported by several trustees who work with the schools during the various selection stages and are responsible for monitoring the progress and evaluating the process. Trustees of Ignota Foundation include Harry Blain, founder of art gallery Blain|Southern, educator Ben Yourd and former Christie’s Vice President, Guy Bennett.

Kenneth Cordele Griffin

Place of Birth

Kenneth C. Griffin was born in Daytona Beach, Florida

Industry

Investments/hedge fund management
Early Career

Born in 1968, Kenneth Cordele Griffin was somewhat of a math prodigy and excelled in high school. He graduated from Harvard University in 1989 with a degree in economics. During his first year at Harvard he started investing after being inspired by an article in Forbes magazine. He established a hedge fund in his second year of college with investments from his family and friends totaling $265 000. He formed a second fund in 1987 and between both had assets under management of around $1 million.
After graduation, Griffin was approached by founder of Glenwood Capital LLC, Frank C. Meyer who gave Griffin $1 million to invest on his behalf netting returns of around 70%.

Kenneth Cordele Griffin, the founder of the Kenneth C. Griffin Charitable Fund, 2014. (E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune)

Business

Griffin founded Citadel in 1990 with starting assets under management of around $4.6 million. In 1998, the company had over $1 billion in investment capital and over 100 employees. Today Citadel manages over $28 billion in assets. He is also the owner of Citadel Securities, a Wall Street market maker. Griffin is outspoken on the issue of regulations in the financial services industry and has testified at several government hearing on the need for regulations and regulatory guidelines to keep pace with changes in the markets, specifically surrounding fairness in American equity markets. He is a member of the G100, a group of 100 CEOs that meet to discuss issues and challenges in the global economy. Griffin is politically active and has provided financial backing to candidates that support a more streamlined and limited government. He endorsed Senator Marco Rubio for the 2016 republican presidential nomination. In 2015, he donated $5.8 million to Freedom Partners Action Fund, Right to Rise USA, Future45 and Conservative Solutions PAC.
Griffin serves on the board of several non-profit organizations in Chicago including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Philanthropy and Sponsorship

Founder of the Kenneth C. Griffin Charitable Fund, Griffin is a prodigious donor to a number of causes and organizations in his personal capacity. In 2006 together with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Griffin funded the opening of a new charter school in Chicago. In 2007, griffin donated $19 million to the Art Institute of Chicago, and in 2014, donated $150 million for Harvard University, earmarked for needs-based undergraduate financial aid. The foundation announced a $125 million donation to the Department of Economics at the University of Chicago.
Kenneth Griffin is not only an avid art collector but one of the most active in the world. His purchases have always made headlines in the press. He paid $60 million for ‘Curtain, Jug and Fruit Bowl’ by Paul Cezanne in 1999, and $80 million for ‘False Start’ by Jasper Johns in 2006. In 2016, he purchased Willem de Kooning’s ‘Interchange’ for $300 million and Jackson Pollack’s ‘Number 17A’ for $200 million.

Personal Life

Griffin is divorced from his second wife Anne Dias-Griffin founder of Aragorn Global Management. He has three children and is primarily based in Chicago.

The David Bohnett Foundation

Bloomberg Philanthropies

Name

The David Bohnett Foundation

Mission

The David Bohnett Foundation has a few very specific focus areas. The overarching purpose of the foundation is to support causes that benefit society through social activism. The foundation provides grants and donations to projects and organizations that work in the following areas:

  • The positive and increased portrayal of LGBTQ people in the media
  • Organizations working specifically in Los Angeles for the betterment of all citizens
  • Gun control and the reduction in the sale of handguns as well as gun violence prevention
  • Voter registration and education
  • Environmental causes

Headquarters

The foundation is headquartered in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles.

Operating Region

While one of the foundation’s focus areas is specific to Los Angeles and to providing grants to non-profit organizations that work in the city and for the benefit of the citizens of Los Angeles, the foundation also provides grants within the key focus areas to non-profits across the United States.

Foundation Contact Info

Office:

David Bohnett Foundation
245 South Beverly Drive
Beverly Hills, California 90212
310.276.0001 Phone
310.276.0007 Fax
info@bohnett.com

Supported Causes

One of the key causes for the David Bohnett Foundation was the establishment of CyberCenters across the United States. These Internet cafes provide education, research and recreational opportunities for local LGBTQ communities using the Internet. The first CyberCenter was established at the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center, and there are currently 60 CyberCenters across the United States.

Programs and Grants

The David Bohnett Foundation provides funding in the following areas:

  • LGBT Community
    • Funding to groups and organizations that strive to provide equal rights and protections for all LGBTQ people.
  • CyberCenters
    • Community centers for the LGBTQ community across the United States
  • Fund for Los Angeles
    • Arts and culture funding for groups enriching the creative and cultural ethos of Los Angeles
  • Gun Violence Prevention
    • Funding for advocacy and research groups
  • Leadership Initiatives
    • Support and funding for development of leadership initiatives
  • Animal Language
    • Funding for research programs and understanding greats apes and chimpanzees

Main Criteria for Funding Projects

The main criteria for funding from the David Bohnett Foundation is that a non-profit provide substantial evidence-based data to show success and be in one of five main funding areas supported by the foundation. Unsolicited project requests are not accepted for the Fund for Los Angeles. LGBT organizations and other socially active organizations may apply using the stated grant guidelines available on the David Bohnett Foundation website.

Funded Organizations / Projects

Grants have been awarded to the following non-profit organizations in the following areas. Current and past grantees include:

  • LGBT Community: $22 million
    • ACLU Foundation of Southern California
    • Ali Forney Center
    • Equality California Institute
    • Columbia Law School
  • Fund for Los Angeles: $68 million
    • Aid for AIDS/The Serra Project
    • All Saints Parish
    • Arts High Foundation
    • Calstart Inc.
  • Gun Violence Prevention: $4,6 million
    • Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence
    • Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence
    • Sandy Hook Promise Foundation
  • Leadership Initiatives
    • UCLA Lushkin School of Public Affairs Fellowship Program
    • NYU Wagner Fellowship Program
    • UM Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
    • Harvard’s Kennedy School
  • Animal Language: $2 million
    • Center for Great Apes
    • ASPCA
    • Animal Grantmakers
    • Friends of Washoe
    • Lincoln Park Zoological Society

Foundation’s History

The David Bohnett Foundation was established by David Bohnett in 2000. The initial endowment to establish the foundation was $32 million. In its first year, the foundation donated $2 million to LGBTQ organizations, gun control programs, voter registration initiatives and AIDS services.

David C Bohnett

David C Bohnett – Activism and Gay Rights

David Bohnett

David Bohnett- By Mathew Imaging [CC BY 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Place of Birth

David Bohnett was born on April 2nd 1956 in Chicago, Illinois.

Industry

Technology Entrepreneur.

Early Career

David Bohnett was raised in Chicago. In high school he sold Amway and delivered newspapers to make extra money and he also developed an interest incomputers and computer science which led to his decision to attend University of Southern California where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He attended the University of Michigan for his post graduate degree where he graduated with an MBA in finance from the Ross School of Business in 1980. He worked as an information systems consultant for Arthur Andersen for a few years but left to work for several software companies. David Bohnett has been an activist for gay rights his entire life and worked tirelessly for the rights of same sex couples prior to marriage equality legislation being introduced.

Business

David Bohnett was right at the forefront of the development of the World Wide Web. He developed the website GeoCities.com with John Rezner and it is credited as being the very first social networking site on the Internet, the precursor to sites like MySpace and Facebook. Users of the site were able to create free webpages that were organized by user and community interests. GeoCities was the first Internet venture that was built on user-generated content. By 1997 it was the 5th most popular website on the Internet and it doubled its initial share price when the company was taken public in 1998. GeoCities was sold to Yahoo in 1999 for $3,57 billion with Bohnett netting around $300 million.
His success with GeoCities led to Bohnett investing in several other tech companies and the establishment of Baroda Ventures, a venture capital firm based in Los Angeles that focused on early stage investments in technology companies. David Bohnett is an actively involved in many of the tech companies that he has invested in.

Philanthropy and Sponsorship – The David Bohnett FoundationDavid Bohnett Foundation logo

One of the first things David Bohnett did after the sales of GeoCities was to set up the David Bohnett Foundation which is a non-profit that provides resources to projects and organizations pursuing social change through activism. The foundation received an initial grant of $32 million from Bohnett and in its first year of activity, donated over $2 million to LGBT organizations, gun control programs, voter registration and AIDS projects. To date the foundation has donated over $109 million to various causes in its wide focus areas. The foundation helped establish over 60 David Bohnett CyberCenters which are ‘safe-haven’ internet cafes where members of the LGBT community have access to information, support and resources.

Bohnett is a founder member of the Los Angeles chanter of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) which focuses on lobbying media companies for more accurate and representative portrayal of homosexuality in the media. He was the single largest contributor to the cause to stop Proposition 8 in 2008, donating over $1 million to defeat the bill and bring about marriage equality in California. Bohnett is also passionate about classical music and was the chairman of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association between 2008 and 2013.

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