Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust

Organization Overview


The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust aspires to improve lives by supporting exceptional nonprofits and other mission-aligned organizations in the U.S. and around the world in health, selected place-based initiatives, and education and human services.  The Trust currently holds more than $5 billion in assets and has committed more than $1 billion since it began active grantmaking in late 2008. With approximately 70% of its grants focused on health, the Trust currently is the largest private funder in the areas of type 1 diabetes, IBD and Crohn’s Disease, and the provision of rural eHealth services.  In addition the Trust supports innovative basic medical research in genomics, stem cells and other areas, as well as a range of medical institutions.