Non-profit

Stainman Family Foundation

Location:

NEW YORK, NY

Tax ID:

13-3980213

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(3)-PF

Budget (2015):

Revenue: $1,742,776
Expenses: $1,107,473
Assets: $14,361,940

Formation:

1998

President:

Arthur Stainman

Vice President:
Lois Stainman

The Stainman Family Foundation is a left-of-center grantmaking organization that supports taxpayer-funded abortion, left-leaning social activism, left-leaning election law organizations, and environmentalist organizations. [1] It was established in by Arthur Stainman and his wife Lois in 1998 and makes contributions to left of-center organizations. [2]

Funding

In 2018 the Stainman Family Foundation received $2,055,665 in grants and contributions,[3] and $445,254 in dividends and interest from securities. [4] The organization reported $3,188,479 in total revenue,[5] $1,789,233 in expenses,[6] and $16,121,509 in net assets after accounting for all liabilities. [7]

Grantmaking

The Stainman Family Foundation contributes to organizations that support taxpayer-funded abortions, left-leaning social activism and election law focused organizations, and environmentalist organizations. [8]

Abortion

Organizations supported by the foundation have advocated for political candidates that seek to expand access to abortion through taxpayer funding, organizations that seek to increase abortion clinics in minority communities,[9]  and legislation that would outlaw state laws that place guard rails on when a medical professional can perform abortions. [10]

In 2018, the foundation made contributions to NARAL Pro-Choice America (NARAL) ($100,0000), Trust Women Foundation ($25,000), Center for Reproductive Rights ($6,000) Planned Parenthood ($40,000),  Abortion Care Network ($5,000), and Women Have Options ($1,000). [11]

Social Activism and Election Law

Organizations supported by the foundation advocate for limiting free speech activity,[12] advocacy for gay, lesbian, and transgender issues,[13] and organizations that provide legal and healthcare services to illegal immigrants. [14]

In 2018, the foundation made contributions to the ACLU ($30,000), People for the American Way ($25,000), and Third Wave Fund ($1,500). [15]

Environmentalist Organizations

Organizations supported by the foundation have prevented the development and natural resource extraction of land by directly purchasing land for conservation[16] and organizations that oppose the development of public lands populated by wildlife through litigation and advocacy. [17]

In 2018, the foundation made contributions to Wilderness Society ($30,000), Open Space Institute ($25,000), GrowNYC ($5,000), and  Kew Foundation America ($250). [18]

Other Contributions

Lois Stainman is listed as the fifth largest donor to People for the American Way (PFAW), a social-liberal organization that  seeks to limit the spread of right-of-center principles and ideas. PFAW reports that she has made $566,717 in contributions to PFAW[19] but does not specify whether Stainman contributed directly or whether the contributions were made through the Stainman Family Foundation.

Leadership

The Stainman Family Foundation president is Arthur Stainman, a managing director at the asset management firm First Manhattan Company. Stainman’s wife, Lois Stainman, is the vice president of the foundation. [20]

References

  1. Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990-PF). Stainman Family Foundation. Part XV, line 3. 2018. ^
  2. “Stainman Family Foundation” BigDataDatabase. http://www.bigdatabase.com/Big-DB/USFoundation-profiles/STAINMAN%20FAMILY%20FOUNDATION%20INC-133980213.HTML ^
  3. Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990-PF). Stainman Family Foundation. Part I, line 1. 2018. ^
  4. Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990-PF). Stainman Family Foundation. Part I, lines 4. 2018. ^
  5. Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990-PF). Stainman Family Foundation. Part I, line 12. 2018. ^
  6. Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990-PF). Stainman Family Foundation. Part I, line 26. 2018. ^
  7. Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990-PF). Stainman Family Foundation. Part I, line 30. 2018. ^
  8. Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990-PF). Stainman Family Foundation. Part XV, line 3. 2018. ^
  9. “About” Women Have Options. https://trustwomen.org/about/mission-vision ^
  10. “NARAL Pro-Choice America Celebrates Reintroduction of Women’s Healthcare Protection Act” NARAL. June 9, 2021. Accessed July 13, 2021. https://www.prochoiceamerica.org/2021/06/09/naral-pro-choice-america-whpa/ ^
  11. Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990-PF). Stainman Family Foundation. Part XV, line 3. 2018. ^
  12. Sloan, Calvin. “People For the American Way Lobbies in Albany for a Constitutional Amendment to Reclaim our Democracy.” People for the American Way. May 1, 2014. Accessed July 13, 2021. http://www.pfaw.org/blog-posts/people-for-the-american-way-lobbies-in-albany-for-a-constitutional-amendment-to-reclaim-our-democracy/ ^
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  14. “Grow Power Fund” Third Wave Funds. https://thirdwavefund.org/grow-power-fund.html ^
  15. Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990-PF). Stainman Family Foundation. Part XV, line 3. 2018. ^
  16. “About” Open Space Institute. https://www.openspaceinstitute.org/about ^
  17. “Energy and Climate” The Wilderness Society. https://www.wilderness.org/key-issues/energy-and-climate ^
  18. Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990-PF). Stainman Family Foundation. Part XV, line 3. 2018. ^
  19. “People For’s Top Donnors” People for the American Way. https://www.pfaw.org/people-fors-top-donors/ ^
  20. Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990-PF). Stainman Family Foundation. Part VIII, line 1. 2018. ^

Directors, Employees & Supporters

  1. Lois Stainman
    Vice President
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: December - November
  • Tax Exemption Received: November 1, 1998

  • 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 $1,742,776 $1,107,473 $14,361,940 $1 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2014 Dec Form PF $1,259,185 $1,388,119 $13,706,218 $1 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2013 Dec Form PF $2,620,399 $1,442,696 $13,861,948 $38,268 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2012 Dec Form PF $3,075,496 $972,618 $12,645,356 $1 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2011 Dec Form PF $2,420,074 $771,120 $10,517,884 $1 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF

    Additional Filings (PDFs)

    Stainman Family Foundation

    CO ARTHUR J STAINMAN 320 E 72 ST
    NEW YORK, NY 10021-0000