The Manton Foundation
c/o JPMorgan Chase Bank, NY1-K348
270 Park Ave., 16th Fl.
New York, NY 10017-2014
Telephone: (212) 464-2487
Contact: Casey Castaneda, V.P. and Prog. Off., JPMorgan Chase Bank
Donor(s): Sir Edwin Manton‡; Lady Manton‡.
Type of grantmaker: Independent foundation.
Background: Established in 1991 in NY.Founded by the late Sir Edwin Manton, an important figure in the development of what was to become the insurance giant American International Group, Inc. (AIG) and who served as its President from 1942-1969, and its Chair. from 1969-1975. Following his passing in 2005, the foundation was the recipient of over $590 million in funds from his estate.
Fields of interest: Arts; Education; Health care; Historical activities; Medical research.
Geographic focus: Connecticut; Maine; Massachusetts; New Hampshire; Rhode Island; Vermont
Types of support: Building/renovation; Capital campaigns; Endowments; Matching/challenge support; Research.
Limitations: Applications not accepted. Giving primarily in New England. No grants to individuals or for loans.
Application information: Contributes only to pre-selected organizations.
Board meeting date(s): Mar., July and Nov.
Trustees:: Julia G. Morton Krapf; Diana H. Morton; Sandra T. Morton Niles.
Financial data: (yr. ended 12/31/2011): Assets, $504,479,385 (M); expenditures, $25,519,227; total giving, $23,964,803; qualifying distributions, $24,556,573; giving activities include $23,964,803 for 27 grants (high: $10,000,000; low: $10,000).
Additional geographic information: County: New York; metropolitan area: New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA.
Selected grants: The following grants were reported in 2011.
$10,000,000 to Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA, For British Collection and Research Center.
$5,000,000 to Tate, London, England, For gallery improvements.
$2,500,000 to Southcoast Hospitals Group, New Bedford, MA, For construction of center for cancer care.
$1,500,000 to Sherborn Rural Land Foundation, Sherborn, MA, For land in Sherborn.
$850,000 to Childrens Hospital Corporation, Boston, MA, For Manton Center for Orphan Diseases.
$540,000 to Newton-Wellesley Hospital Charitable Foundation, Newton, MA.
$250,000 to Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, For building renovations.
$165,000 to Discovery Museums, Acton, MA, For capital campaign.
$135,000 to National Scoliosis Foundation, Stoughton, MA.
$50,000 to American Chestnut Foundation, Asheville, NC.