EIN 61-1488948

The Charles E Kaufman Foundation

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The Charles E. Kaufman Foundation supports and promotes fundamental scientific research activities in chemistry, biology, and physics at educational institutions in Pennsylvania to carry out the purposes of The Pittsburgh Foundation. Assisted by a scientific advisory board, the Foundation awards integrated research grants.
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The Charles E Kaufman Foundation is a subordinate organization under The Pittsburgh Foundation.
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Program areas at The Charles E Kaufman Foundation

The Charles E. Kaufman Foundation promotes and supports fundamental scientific research activities in chemistry, biology, and physics at Pennsylvania educational institutions. With The aid of a scientific advisory board, The Foundation awards integrated research-education grants, new investigator and new initiative research grants. In 2021, grants were awarded for The following categories going to innovative and interdisciplinary scientific research at Pennsylvania universities.integrated research-education grants provide support for research that focuses on direct engagement of undergraduate students along side innovative scientists in basic, fundamental, hands-on research that could lead to new discoveries and peer-reviewed publications. Integrated research education grants were awarded to examine other possible causes of neurodegenerative diseases; how to better facilitate The fluorination of a multitude of molecules under conditions that were previously impossible; and how interactions among bacteria and their hosts evade viral infections and influence The physiology of both The bacteria and phytoplankton and influence ocean biogeochemistry.new investigator research grants provide research support for innovative basic scientists as they transition into an academic position as a new independent investigator. The Foundation awarded new investigator grants that address core principles in biology, physics and chemistry. Grants were awarded to enable undergraduate students to explore how internal systems in fruit flies work together to generate a continuous stream of cohesive motor commands during flight; The mechanics of why metabolish is different in males and females; a newer class of intracellular compartments called biomolecular condensates; study mechanisms of interbacterial competition in legionella pneumophila; and a phenomenon called supercurrents.new initiative research grants stimulate existing investigators with strong records of research accomplishments to establish collaborations that facilitate innovative interdisciplinary approaches toward a common research question and that require expertise beyond that of any single researcher. New initiative grants were awarded to encourage investigators with strong research records to establish interdisciplinary collaborations to explore: behavior as a means to better understand how The brain works; The elaborate language of signals used by human embryos; and to better understand how inhibitory neurons in The mammalian brain reconfigure within The brain's cortical circuitry to respond to sensory learning.

Grants made by The Charles E Kaufman Foundation

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
University of PittsburghNew Initiative and New Investigator Research Grants$600,000
Corporation of Haverford CollegeIntegrated Research Education Grants$300,000
University of Pennsylvania (Penn)New Investigator Research Grants$150,000
...and 3 more grants made

Personnel at The Charles E Kaufman Foundation

Jonathan BrelsfordSenior Vice President Finance and Investments
Molly BeermanPast Vice President Finance

Financials for The Charles E Kaufman Foundation

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$0
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$956,810
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-152,174
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$804,636

Form 990s for The Charles E Kaufman Foundation

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-11-15990View PDF
2021-122022-11-11990View PDF
2020-122021-11-12990View PDF
2019-122021-04-05990View PDF
2018-122020-01-24990View PDF
...and 9 more Form 990s

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Data update history
January 22, 2024
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
November 25, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
July 6, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 1 new personnel
June 26, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
August 23, 2021
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Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
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Funds one specific organizationProvides grantsState / local levelTax deductible donationsNo full-time employees
General information
5 PPG Pl 250
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Metro area
Pittsburgh, PA
Website URL
(412) 391-5122
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Form 990
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
T11: Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations Single Organization Support
NAICS code, primary
813211: Grantmaking Foundations
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