About the Foundation

The Prospect Hill Foundation is a private foundation established in New York in 1959 by the late Elizabeth G. Beinecke and William S. Beinecke, then President and now the retired Chairman of the Sperry and Hutchinson Company. In 1983, The Prospect Hill Foundation merged with the Frederick W. Beinecke Fund, which had been established by the will of William S. Beinecke’s father and was later augmented by the will of Carrie Sperry Beinecke, his mother.

The mission of The Prospect Hill Foundation is to advance the human experience while ensuring the well-being of the earth. The Foundation pursues this mission by making grants in four program areas: Environment, Nuclear Disarmament & Nonproliferation, Reproductive Health & Justice, and Youth Justice; and with Sponsored Grants supporting the philanthropic interests and activities of Beinecke family members. The Foundation’s grants support activities mainly in the northeastern United States. Each program area is governed by a committee of board members. In addition to the program committees, the Foundation has two management committees: Audit and Finance & Investment.

Board of Directors

William S. Beinecke — Director & Chairman
John B. Beinecke — Director & President
Frederick W. Beinecke — Director, Vice President & Secretary
Benjamin B. Beinecke — Director
Frances G. Beinecke — Director
Jacob S. Beinecke — Director
Sarah Beinecke Richardson — Director
Carrie Elston Tunick — Director
Elizabeth B. Elston — Director
Mary B. Elston — Director
Jesse W. Smith — Director
Robert J. Barletta — Treasurer

Management Committees FY2016

Audit:  Frederick W. Beinecke, Chair; John B. Beinecke; Jesse W. Smith
Finance & Investment:  Frederick W. Beinecke, Chair; Benjamin B. Beinecke; Jacob S. Beinecke; John B. Beinecke

Program Committees FY2016

Environment:  Jacob S. Beinecke, Chair; Benjamin B. Beinecke; Frances G. Beinecke; Sarah B. Richardson
Nuclear Disarmament & Nonproliferation:  Frederick W. Beinecke, Chair; Jacob S. Beinecke; Jesse W. Smith; John Redick
Reproductive Health & Justice:  Carrie Elston Tunick, Chair; Frances G. Beinecke; Benjamin B. Beinecke; Sarah B. Richardson
Youth Justice:  Benjamin B. Beinecke, interim Chair; Elizabeth B. Elston, Chair (on leave); Jacob S. Beinecke; Mary B. Elston

Staff

Penny Fujiko Willgerodt — Executive Director
pwillgerodt@prospect-hill.org

Steffany Ballas — Grants Manager
sballas@prospect-hill.org

The Foundation’s Internship Program is open to college students interested in the nonprofit sector and field of philanthropy.

The Foundation’s Annual Report for 2015-16 and current Audited Financial Statements are now available for review as PDF documents.

Download the 2015-16 annual report

Download the current audit

The Prospect Hill Foundation
99 Park Avenue, Suite 2220
New York, New York 10016-1601
T: (212) 370-1165
F: (212) 599-6282
E: grants@prospect-hill.org