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Besser Foundation

Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

Besser Foundation is a private foundation based in Alpena, MI that was founded in 1944. As of 2019 they had $892,299 in revenue and $17 million in assets.

Besser Foundation makes grants to other organizations, such as $260,000 to Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan for "Operating Expenses"; $45,018 to Habitat for Humanity - Northeast Michigan Inc HFH for "Program Funding"; $45,000 to Hope Shores Alliance for "Spouse Abuse Program"; $40,000 to Child and Family Services of for "Operating Expenses"; and $30,000 to 3Keys for "Operations".

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Form 990s for Besser Foundation

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-12Jan 3, 2020990PFView PDF
2017-12Sep 12, 2018990PFView PDF
2016-12Nov 22, 2017990PFView PDF
2015-12Aug 23, 2016990PFView PDF
2014-12Aug 3, 2015990PFView PDF
...and three more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Besser Foundation

Total grants, contributions, etc.$0
Investment income and dividends$484,897
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$407,402
Gross sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$892,299

Vendors for Besser Foundation

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Boldrey Senchuk Rouleau and Williams CPAsTax accounting2018-05-07

Personnel at Besser Foundation

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Gary DawleySecretary and Treasurer$22,500Jan. 3, 2020

Peer private foundations

1The Trico Foundation501(c)(3)$2.5 millionSouthfield, MI
2Rath Foundation501(c)(3)$995,039Janesville, WI
3Brentwood Foundation501(c)(3)$1.0 millionFrisco, TX
4Speckhard-Knight Charitable Foundation501(c)(3)$343,798Ann Arbor, MI
5Rottman Family Charitable Foundation501(c)(3)$287,833Grand Rapids, MI
6Douglas F Allison Foundation501(c)(3)$2.8 millionBloomfield Hills, MI
7The Stone Foundation of Michigan501(c)(3)$1.1 millionFranklin, MI
8Ellison Foundation Elton Drew Trus Elton Drew501(c)(3)$3.8 millionS Yarmouth, MA
9Joe D Pentecost Foundation501(c)(3)$1.8 millionEast Lansing, MI
10Schmieding Foundation501(c)(3)$1.7 millionSpringdale, AR
11Tulsa Christian Foundation501(c)(3)$323,000Tulsa, OK
12Thoresen Foundation Michael Thoresen501(c)(3)$1.3 millionCanton, GA
13Moss Foundation501(c)(3)$3.9 millionBeverly Hills, CA
14The Harry Trueblood Foundation501(c)(3)$1.3 millionDenver, CO
15Mary Anderson Harrison Foundation501(c)(3)$606,952North Prince George, VA
16Wallace Minot Leonard Foundation501(c)(3)$680,965Boston, MA
17The David Vickter Foundation501(c)(3)$843,181Glendora, CA
18Woldenberg Foundation501(c)(3)$3.3 millionMetairie, LA
19Bill Stroecker Foundation501(c)(3)$1.3 millionFairbanks, AK
20Philip Stephenson Foundation501(c)(3)$288,107Alexandria, VA
21Thornburg Foundation501(c)(3)$3.5 millionSanta Fe, NM
22The Julia Burke Foundation501(c)(3)$1.5 millionSan Francisco, CA
23Wheeler Foundation501(c)(3)$260,583Vancouver, WA
24Sinai Medical Staff Foundation501(c)(3)$621,954Southfield, MI
25Liferay Foundation501(c)(3)$2.3 millionDiamond Bar, CA