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  1. Since 1970, there has been a gradual but decisive shift in students’ educational priorities from intrinsic educational aims toward extrinsic financial goals. Meanwhile, rising costs and declining public and […] Read Recent News & Press Releases from The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations.

  2. The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations were organized in 1952 and are supported by two trusts established by Mr. Arthur Vining Davis. Our History. The Foundations are a legacy of Mr. Davis' successful corporate leadership, and they aim to honor his ambitious philanthropic vision. Since their inception, the Foundations have given over 4,600 grants ...

  3. Apply for Grant. We strive to make our grantmaking process systematic, rigorous, and as streamlined as possible. Here are eight important things you need to know. 1. Our Funding Areas. We accept funding requests in 2 of our 5 Program Areas: Private Higher Education, and Interfaith Leadership and Religious Literacy. 2.

  4. The majority went to a trust he had established in 1952 and to Arvida (from ARthur VIning DAvis), a northern Quebec model town he had founded in 1927 for working families. The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations provide financial assistance to educational, religious, cultural, and scientific institutions, and are regular PBS donors. References

  5. Jan 29, 2024 · The Foundations are comprised of three separate foundations established in 1952 and 1965 in PA; and in 1965 in FL. In early 2001, Foundation No. 1 merged with Foundation No. 2 - Founded by the late Arthur Vining Davis, who made his fortune as an industrialist with the Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA).

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  7. Sep 7, 2021 · With the generous support of the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations (AVDF), Belmont University will initiate a new multi-pronged approach to further embed the concept and personal discovery of purpose into students’ curricular and co-curricular experiences. The $200,000 AVDF grant will support intentional programming, workshops, an alumni ...

  8. Jan 9, 2019 · January 9, 2019. The board of the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations has announced the appointment of Michael J. Murray as its next president, effective April 1. Murray will succeed Nancy J. Cable, who has led the foundation since 2012. During Cable's tenure, the foundation refined its strategic focus within five key areas — private higher ...

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