Non-profit

Leaves of Grass Fund

Location:

LINCOLN, MA

Tax ID:

22-2824793

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(3)-PF

Budget (2015):

Revenue: $14,086,476
Expenses: $1,482,478
Assets: $33,779,399

Formation:

1987

President:

Henry S. White

Leaves of Grass Fund (LOGF) is a private family foundation making grants to charities, with a focus on the Boston area and national left-of-center groups.

The organization and its leadership operate with a very low profile with no public website or social media pages and limited publicly available information.

Organization

Leaves of Grass Fund is a non-profit organization that funds a variety of charitable and left-of-center organizations with a geographical focus on the Massachusetts area. [1]

Grants are many and relatively small and are made to left-of-center organizations like Planned Parenthood, ACLU, the Center for Reproductive Rights, the Center for International Environmental Law, Earthjustice, Fair Elections Center, NARAL Pro-Choice America, Rock the Vote, and Southern Poverty Law Center. [2]

LOGF has no website or social media site. It does not respond to unsolicited requests for funding.

Leadership

Trustees of Leaves of Grass Fund include Henry S. White; Barbara G. White; Eleanor Herzog, a developmental psychologist and psychoanalyst in private practice; James Herzog, senior scholar in child psychiatry at Children’s Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Noah Herzog; Eve Robbins, daughter of Eleanor and James Herzog and a freelance writer and editor; Jared S. White; and Miranda White. [3][4]

Finances

Leaves of Grass Fund revenue in 2018 was $2,145,465 sourced from the sale of assets and income on investments offset by expenses of $2,320,108 of which $1,700,533 were grants. [5] Assets at the end of the year totaled $33,144,165. [6]

Leaves of Grass Fund filed a taxable income return paying $6,100 in taxes on capital gains in 2018. [7]

References

  1. “Leaves of Grass Fund.” Big Database. Accessed May 28, 2020. http://www.bigdatabase.com/Big-DB/USFoundation-profiles/LEAVES%20OF%20GRASS%20FUND-222824793.HTML. ^
  2. “Leaves of Grass Fund”. Return of Private Foundation (Form 990-PF). 2018. Part XV, Line 3. ^
  3. “Eve Herzog, Jack Robbins.” The New York Times. The New York Times. Accessed May 29, 2020. https://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/17/fashion/weddings/17Herzog.html ^
  4. “Eve Herzog Robbins.” Linked In. Accessed May 28, 2020. https://www.linkedin.com/in/eve-herzog-robbins-45a45322/. ^
  5. “Leaves of Grass Fund”. Return of Private Foundation (Form 990-PF). 2018. Part I, Lines 12, 26, 25. ^
  6. “Leaves of Grass Fund”. Return of Private Foundation (Form 990-PF). 2018. Line C. ^
  7. “Leaves of Grass Fund”. Exempt Organization Business Income Tax Return (Form 990-T) 2018. Part IV, Line 44. ^

Donation Recipients

  1. American Bird Conservancy (Non-profit)
  2. Bail Project (Non-profit)
  3. Campaign Legal Center (Non-profit)
  4. Center for International Environmental Law (Non-profit)
  5. Center For Reproductive Rights (Non-profit)
  6. Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) (Non-profit)
  7. Conservation Law Foundation (Non-profit)
  8. Correctional Association of New York (Non-profit)
  9. Democracy Initiative Education Fund (Non-profit)
  10. Earthjustice (formerly the Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund) (Non-profit)
  11. Earthworks (Non-profit)
  12. Enterprise Community Partners (Non-profit)
  13. Exponent Philanthropy (Non-profit)
  14. Fair Elections Center (Non-profit)
  15. Fractured Atlas Productions (Non-profit)
  16. HeadCount (Non-profit)
  17. Human Rights First (Non-profit)
  18. International Rescue Committee (Non-profit)
  19. Make the Road New York (MRNY) (Non-profit)
  20. Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) (Non-profit)
  21. NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation (Non-profit)
  22. New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) (Non-profit)
  23. Nuclear Age Peace Foundation (Non-profit)
  24. Ocean Conservancy (Non-profit)
  25. Oceana (Non-profit)
  26. Physicians for Human Rights (Non-profit)
  27. Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) (Non-profit)
  28. Prison Policy Initiative (Non-profit)
  29. Riverkeeper (Non-profit)
  30. Rock the Vote (Non-profit)
  31. Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) (Non-profit)
  32. Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) (Non-profit)
  33. Violence Policy Center (VPC) (Non-profit)
  34. Voto Latino (Non-profit)
  35. Waterkeeper Alliance (Non-profit)
  36. William J. Brennan Center for Justice (Non-profit)
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: December - November
  • Tax Exemption Received: September 1, 1987

  • Available Filings

    Period Form Type Total revenue Total functional expenses Total assets (EOY) Total liabilities (EOY) Unrelated business income? Total contributions Program service revenue Investment income Comp. of current officers, directors, etc. Form 990
    2015 Dec Form PF $14,086,476 $1,482,478 $33,779,399 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2014 Dec Form PF $4,162,331 $1,163,437 $21,175,401 $1 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2013 Dec Form PF $1,643,182 $939,974 $18,176,507 $1 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2012 Dec Form PF $839,091 $1,078,153 $17,438,569 $1 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2011 Dec Form PF $855,936 $1,024,802 $17,677,689 $1 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF

    Additional Filings (PDFs)

    Leaves of Grass Fund

    PO BOX 233
    LINCOLN, MA 01773-0233