Hillman Family Foundations

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Hillman Family Foundations

(formerly Henry L. Hillman Foundation)
310 Grant St., Ste. 2000
Pittsburgh, PA United States 15219-2309
Telephone: (412) 338-3466
URL: hillmanfamilyfoundations.org
Type of Grantmaker
Independent foundation
Additional Descriptor
Celebrity: Business
Family foundation
Financial Data
(yr. ended 2013-12-31)
Assets: $399,034,668
Total giving: $20,277,076
2013 2012 2011
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The Henry L. Hillman Foundation was established in 1964 in PA. In 2009, the foundation organized 18 related foundations in a central administrative entity called Hillman Family Foundations; all grantmaking is still conducted through the individual foundations according to their respective program and geographic interests.

Purpose and Activities

Hillman Family Foundations acts as the umbrella for the individual foundations listed. Prospective applicants should address grants inquiries to the appropriate individual foundations. Each foundation retains its own grantmaking focus and eligibility criteria. 1) Hillman Foundation: Arts and culture, health and medicine, education, economic development, human services, and conservation; 2) Henry L. Hillman Foundation: Arts and culture (focus on visual arts), health and medicine (research focused), education (focus on higher education), economic development, human services, conservation, and technology ; 3) Elsie L. Hillman Foundation: Education, human services (women-focused), religion, arts and culture, and community development with emphasis on civic affairs; 4) Mary Hillman Jennings Foundation: Healthcare, human services (focus on disabilities) and education; 5) Polk Foundation: Human services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities; 6) Audrey Hillman Fisher Foundation: Human services (focus on woman and children), healthcare, conservation, education, arts ; 7) Juliet Lea Hillman Simonds Foundation: Arts and culture ; 8) Henry Lea Hillman, Jr. Foundation: Education, arts and culture, human services, community development, conservation, health and medicine; 9) William Talbott Hillman Foundation: Arts and culture, education, environment/conservation and human services ; 10) Dylan Todd Simonds Foundation: Environment/conservation (focus on sustainable development) arts and culture, education; 11) Talbott and Carter Simonds Foundation: Health and medicine, arts/culture, education, youth programs (focus on social enterprise and entrepreneurship); 12) Henry John Simonds Foundation: Arts/culture (focus on artist development in visual and performing arts) civic affairs, community development, education, conservation and environment; 13) Justin Brooks Fisher Foundation: Conservation/environment (focus on animal health and veterinary medicine), education, arts/culture; 14) Matthew Hillman Fisher Foundation: Arts/culture, human services, education, conservation/environment; 15) Nina Baldwin Fisher Foundation: Human services (focus on women and children) education (focus on culinary training), environment/conservation and arts/culture; 16) Lilah Hilliard Fisher Foundation: Human services (focus on early childhood development. adolescents, women and reproductive rights), education, arts/culture and environment/conservation ; 17) Juliet Ashby Hillman Foundation: Animal welfare, education and human services; 18) Summer Lea Hillman Foundation: Animal welfare, education and human services.
Fields of Interest


Arts and culture
Human services
Financial Data
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Year ended 2013-12-31

Assets: $399,034,668 (market value)
Gifts received: $10,346,896
Expenditures: $24,203,411
Total giving: $20,277,076
Qualifying distributions: $21,366,893
Giving activities include:
$20,277,076 for 625 grants (high: $1,800,000; low: $500)


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