Shelby Cullom Davis Foundation

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Shelby Cullom Davis, Source: Value Walk

The Shelby Cullom Davis Foundation is a New York based foundation established in 1962. It does not appear to have issued any grants since 2010.

Its chairman and treasurer Shelby Cullom Davis was a former US ambassador to Switzerland (1969 – 1975) and at the time of his death in 1994 was chairman of At Shelby Cullom Davis & Company, a firm specialising in insurance securities that he founded in 1947 with $100,000.

He was also on the board of the Heritage Foundation. [1]



According to its IRS tax filings, the foundation's assets were transferred to two newly created foundations, the Shelby Cullom Davis Charitable Fund (64.8 percent, or $372,493) and the Kathryn W. Davis Foundation (subsequently renamed the "Diana Davis Spencer Foundation, Inc."; 34.9 percent, or $199,363), and its expenses allocated to the two new foundations as well.[3][4]


  1. Shelby C. Davis, Envoy and Philanthropist, 85 - Obituary; Biography, NYT
  2. Conservative Transparency Database search 10 June 2015
  3. Shelby Cullom Davis Foundation, 2007 Form 990, foundation's IRS filing, November 30, 2008.
  4. Shelby Cullom Davis Foundation, 2008 Form 990, foundation's IRS filing, October 7, 2010.