William H. Donner Foundation

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The William H. Donner Foundation was "first established in 1932 as the International Cancer Research Foundation [and] in 1945 became the Donner Foundation, located in New York City."[1] Also see Independence Foundation.

The Foundation is an IRS approved 501(c)3 nonprofit, and on its site announces that, "in January 1999, the Trustees adopted the following grant policy: 1. The Foundation henceforward does not accept, and therefore does not acknowledge, unsolicited proposals. 2. Only applications invited by the Foundation will be considered for support ... The William H. Donner Foundation is now managed by: FIDES Philanthropic Management and Advisory Services, LLC."[2]

About William H. Donner

"William H. Donner was one of the 20th century's most enterprising entrepreneurs. He invested in real estate, founded the National Tin Plate Company, co-founded Union Steel, and established the International Cancer Research Foundation. Mr. Donner moved to Canada in his retirement, where he died in 1953."[1]

Officers for Fiscal Year 2003

Board of Trustees for Fiscal Year 2003


60 East 42nd Street, Suite 1651
New York, New York 10165
Tel 212-949-0404 or 212-949-5213
Fax 212-949-6022
E-mail: dfeeney@donner.org

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External links


  1. William H. Donner Foundation,History of the Foundation
  2. William H. Donner Foundation,About the Foundation