Sherman Fairchild Foundation

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The Sherman Fairchild Foundation, founded in 1955,[1] is a charitable foundation of Sherman Mills Fairchild,[2] founder and chairman of the many Fairchild Corporations. Fairchild formed two charitable Foundations, the Fairchild Foundation and the Sherman Fairchild Foundation during his lifetime. Upon his death on March 28, 1971, he left the bulk of his 200+ million dollar estate to his Foundations.

The Sherman Fairchild Foundation was founded in 1955, and assets have since grown to $500 million in recent years. It is headquartered in Chevy Chase, MD.[2][1] Bonnie Burke Himmelman is the current president. Grants usually are in the 25,000 to 100,000 dollar range, however they can be in the millions.


  • Wayne G. Broehl-The Sherman Fairchild Foundation, 1955-1993-(Unknown Binding) ASIN: B0006P19WA, The Foundation
  • Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele, EMPIRE, The Life, Legend, and Madness of Howard Hughes, p86, 1979- ISBN 0-393-07513-3


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