[Foundation-l] The Ruth and Frank Stanton Fund

Gregory Kohs thekohser at gmail.com
Mon Jan 26 16:35:54 UTC 2009

Over here....

...the Wikimedia Foundation gives credit to "the Stanton Foundation".
It's my learning that "the Stanton Foundation" is a small non-profit
located in Jackon, Michigan.  However, "The Ruth and Frank Stanton
Fund" is a large foundation (about $28 million in holdings, in 2007)
that has made the high-profile donations in the past that are
associated with the legacy of CBS head, Frank Stanton.

There are other places on the web where it seems that the Ruth and
Frank Stanton Fund has been described as "the Stanton Foundation",
namely surrounding their $3 million donation to a Boston animal
shelter.  Does anybody have a good explanation for what is happening
here?  Is the "Fund" being miscalled as a "Foundation", and it's just
a simple mistake?  Or, has the Ruth and Frank Stanton Fund split off
or reorganized at some point since their 2007 filing of the Form 990,
as the "Stanton Foundation"?

Gregory Kohs

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