Financial Backing From Waalwijk Trust, Yamanote Ltd.

6 April 2009


(New York, NY) - This week the Foundation’s endowment was bolstered with financial commitments from two of the most prestigious international philanthropic organizations. Monday a spokesperson for the Waalwijk Charitable Trust acknowledged reports that the organization has committed to significant financial backing over the next five years. In addition Yamanote Ltd., The Tokyo-based holding company announced that they would also make a substantial gift to the Foundation for Manhattan Airport. These gifts join the over $1.7M in round one venture capital already raised  as well as nearly $900K in donations from public sector and individual supporters of the Foundation’s mission.

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