About Us

When we invest in an organization, it is a partnership in capacity-building.

"When we invest in an organization, we consider it a partnership... if we can help that organization become more self-sufficient, we feel we've achieved something."
—Edward C. Johnson 3d, Chairman Emeritus, Fidelity Investments


Fidelity Investments' Chairman Emeritus Edward C. Johnson 3d and his father, the founder of the company, established the Fidelity Foundation, a private, nonoperating foundation, in 1965, launching decades of charitable investing and laying the groundwork for many future philanthropic endeavors. Since inception, the Fidelity Foundation has distributed more than $300 million dollars to qualified nonprofit organizations across the United States and Canada.

Foundation Trustees

Abigail P. Johnson
Edward C. Johnson IV
Elizabeth B. Johnson
Elizabeth L. Johnson
Ross E. Sherbrooke

Foundation Staff

Executive Office

Maura Marx
Foundation President

Daniel Ardito
VP, Finance and Treasurer

Lydia Bergen
VP, Operations

Caryn Young
Senior Executive Assistant


Program Staff and Support

Elizabeth Bouchard

José Rosado

Caroline Nolan



Ivy So


Grants Management

Genie Healy McGowan

Niina Wirgentius

For applicants who have submitted requests and require additional information, please email us at info@FidelityFoundation.org.