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The Randolph Foundation is a New York City-based conservative foundation. According to a report done by the Cincinatti chapter of the American Association of University Professors, "Prior to May 8, 2003, the H. Smith Richardson Charitable Trust was known as The Randolph Foundation. On that date, the former Randolph Foundation transferred all of its assets (with a fair market value of $49 million) to the new Randolph Foundation which is treated as a successor organization for tax purposes. After the transfer, the original Randolph Foundation was renamed the H. Smith Richardson Charitable Trust and received an initial grant of $48.5 million from the Smith Richardson Foundation."

In addition to the contributions to Ivy League universities, hospitals, medical foundations, and more, the Randolph Foundation has contributed millions of dollars to conservative think tank groups such as Americans for Prosperity, a Koch Brothers right-wing organization, DonorsTrust, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, Philanthropy Roundtable, Acton Institute, and Independent Women's Forum.

The foundation sponsored a questionable study on professor political affiliations often cited by advocates of the campaign for academic freedom and intellectual diversity.

Grants Given, Years 2007-2011

2007

Their total grants in 2007 amounted to $2,965,100, and include but are not limited to:[1]

2008

Their total grants given in 2008 amounted to $3,068,950, and include but are not limited to: [2]

2009

Their total grants given in 2009 amounted to $2,407,900, and include but are not limited to: [3]

2010

Their total grants given in 2010 amounted to $1,837,300, and include but are not limited to: [4]

2011

Their total grants given in 2011 amounted to $2,111,450, and include but are not limited to:[5]

Staff Members

Heather Higgins, trustee
James Q. Wilson, trustee
R. Randolph Richardson, trustee
James E. Higgins, trustee
Joann Beyer, trustee
Polly Jackson Friess, trustee
[6]

Contact Information

Randolph Foundation
255 East 49th Street #23D
New York, NY 10017
Phone: (212) 752-7148
[7]

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References

  1. Randolph Foundation, 2007 Form 990, organization's annual filing of Internal Revenue Services documents, November 14, 2008.
  2. Randolph Foundation 2008 Form 990, organization's annual filing of Internal Revenue Services forms, November 20, 2009.
  3. Randolph Foundation 2009 Form 990, organization's annual filing of Internal Revenue Services forms, November 9, 2010.
  4. Randolph Foundation 2010 Form 990, organization's annual filing of Internal Revenue Services forms, November 16, 2011.
  5. Randolph Foundation, 2011 Form 990, organization's annual filing of Internal Revenue Services forms, December 4, 2012.
  6. Randolph Foundation 2011 Form 990, organization's annual filing of Internal Revenue Documents, December 4, 2012.
  7. 2007 Form 990, EIN 47-0892971, Guidestar.org

External resources

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