Financial Information

Total Assets: $1,207,638,000
Total Giving: $51,170,000

Area of Service:


Areas of Interest:

Not Available


Collegiate Scholarship Program
Precollegiate Scholarship Program
Program-Related Investment


Grants in 2017:
Skirball Cultural Center, $1,000,000
Los Angeles Christian Health Centers, $500,000
St. John’s Well Child and Family Center, $400,000
St Monicas Catholic High School, $250,000
Valley Presbyterian Hospital, $200,000
David & Margaret Home, $150,000
Cornerstone Theater Company, $100,000
Neighborhood Music School Association, $100,000


Giving primarily in southern CA, with emphasis on the Los Angeles area.

No support for religious organizations for sectarian purposes, or advocacy or political organizations.

No grants to individuals, or generally for continuing support, endowed chairs, annual campaigns, deficit financing, professorships, internships, film production, media projects, general research and development, workshops, studies, surveys, operational support of regional and national charities, underwriting, or exchange programs.


Emphasis on education at all levels, the arts and humanities, health and medicine, and a broad range of human service programs.


Incorporated in 1952 in CA – Founded by Howard F. Ahmanson and his wife Dorothy. The late Mr. Ahmanson, was a financier who established H.F. Ahmanson & Co., an insurance company that soon became the foremost fire insurance underwriter in California. Eventually, he expanded and built upon his initial financial success culminating in the creation of Home Savings of America — for many years the nation’s largest savings and loan association. By 1972, the foundation began to receive the designated proceeds of Howard Ahmanson’s estate, along with additional contributions from William H. Ahmanson, Robert H. Ahmanson and Dorothy Grannis Sullivan, significantly increasing the foundation’s corpus, and commensurately, the volume and scope of its grantmaking.

Quick Facts Sheet


Located in:

Beverly Hills,


United States

Contact Information / Process

Initial Approach: Letter of inquiry (following review of guidelines).
The Foundation is unable to accept electronically submitted letters of inquiry and grant requests, either by fax or via e-mail.

9215 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Contact: Yvonne deBeixedon, Prog. Assoc.; Kristen K. O’Connor, C.F.O. and Treas.

(310) 278-0770
[email protected]

Donors & Leadership

Donors: Howard F. Ahmanson; Dorothy G. Sullivan; William Hayden Ahmanson; Robert H. Ahmanson

Officers and Directors:
William H. Ahmanson, President,
Howard F. Ahmanson, Jr.
Mark A. Brooks
Karen Ahmanson Hoffman, Managing Director/Secretary/Trustee
Glen A. March, Jr., M.D.
Patricia McKenna
Stephen D. Rountree
Managing Director,
Center Theatre Group
John B. Wagner
Founding & Managing Partner,
Camden Asset Management, L.P.
Stephen D. Yslas
Corporate Vice President &
General Counsel (Retired),
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Kristen K. O’Connor, CFO/Treasurer
Lloyd E. Cotsen, Trustee Emeritus
Leonard E. Walcott, Jr., Managing Director Emeritus