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JM Foundation

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Jeremiah Milbank created The JM Foundation in 1924. Originally its mission was to help integrate people with disabilities from WWI into American life at a time where they were quite stigmatizing. He proponent of limited government and the "independent liberty" of Social Darwinist thought popular around universities like Yale during his age. "To realize his vision, The JM Foundation Directors support activities that foster self-sufficiency, personal responsibility, and private initiative." [1]

Milbank helped Herbert Hoover found the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and served as their treasurer for 25 years.

The Foundation’s current philanthropic goals are to encourage market-oriented public policy solutions; to enhance America’s unique system of free enterprise, entrepreneurship, private property ownership, and voluntarism; and to strengthen American families.he JM Foundation reports $29 million in assets for 1999, with $1.2 million in giving.

According to Media Transparency between 1995 and 2004 the Foundation contributed $ 9,285,243 to the following groups (with those that received most at the top of the list).


Notable Giving

Some of the more notable groups include:

2010 Giving

According to the Foundation's website [2], grants for 2010 included:

Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History]] $30,000 To support high school programs

Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace]] $40,000 For the Task Force On Property Rights, Freedom, and Prosperity




Contact Details

JM Foundation
Chris K. Olander, Executive Director
60 E. 42nd Street, Room 1651
New York, NY 10165
Phone: 212 687-7735
FAX: 212 697-5495

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