Information & Returns

IRS regulations require that a private foundation provide copies of its three most recent annual information returns, its exemption application and its determination letter from the IRS, in response to an in-person or written request. Private foundations are not required to provide copies of these documents if they are "widely available". The IRS regulations provide that a private foundation can meet this requirement by posting the documents on the Web in a form that is easy to access, download, view and print. We've made these documents available below in PDF format.


These documents are also available in printed form for public inspection at our principal office during normal business hours.

The Lawrence Foundation is also listed on Guidestar. We can be found by searching for "The Lawrence Foundation" and then selecting the entry located in Santa Monica.

Additional information is available about reading and interpreting the IRS Form 990-PF.


Below is our exemption application, determination letter and information returns.


IRS determination letter
Adobe Acrobat document [41.6 KB]
IRS Form 1023
Adobe Acrobat document [72.4 KB]
990-PF for 2015 (PDF)
Adobe Acrobat document [99.4 KB]
990-PF for 2014
Adobe Acrobat document [18.6 MB]
990-PF for 2013
Adobe Acrobat document [18.6 MB]

The Game of Philanthropy

A background about our experience of forming and running a family foundation, as well as our views about the future direction of philanthropy is available below.


The Game of Philanthropy
Adobe Acrobat document [1.2 MB]
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