Name of Foundation: The Pinkerton Foundation
Location: New York, New York
Website: www.thepinkertonfoundation.org Phone: (212) 332-3385
Coverage area: New York City
Subject area: Programs that serve youth in economically disadvantaged areas of New York City (academic development, career readiness, cultural enrichment, family justice).
Assets: $650 million (2013)
Last year total giving: $22.7 million (2012).
In a nutshell: The Pinkerton Foundation awards grants to non-profits that share in its mission of helping young people living in impoverished areas of New York City succeed in school and in life. Founded in 1969 by Robert Allan Pinkerton, chairman and CEO of Pinkerton Inc., the notorious detective agency famous for protecting the old west railroads and tracking down outlaws like Jesse James and Butch Cassidy and his Wild Bunch.
Pinkerton is now a risk management and securities company for international corporations. The foundation is an independent organization that supports community-based direct services that focus on academic development, career readiness and cultural enrichment.
The foundation also focuses on alternatives to incarceration and re-entry programs for youth in the juvenile justice and foster care systems. All the funding for the foundation comes from the Pinkerton Family Trust.
How to apply: Grants are only awarded to non-profit charitable organizations operating in the greater New York City area or directly serving the city’s youth. The foundation does not make grants to individuals or support medical research, health care or religious education. Grantees must closely follow the foundation’s mission and goals.
Read more about the guidelines here.
Read about the grants made in 2012 here.