Sunday, July 24, 2005

American Foundation for Courtesy and Grooming

American Foundation for Courtesy and Grooming

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The American Foundation for Courtesy and Grooming (AFCG) is a private foundation whose president and primary contributor is David Letterman. The foundation's treasurer is Fred Nigro, who has appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman where he has been identified as Letterman's accountant. The foundation operates out of Nigro's Los Angeles, California offices.

According to AFCG's tax returns (Form 990-PF) for 2001, 2002, and 2003, AFCG donated a three-year total of over $1.85 million to various charities. The following is a partial list of organizations receiving grants from the foundation during those years:

* American Cancer Society
* American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
* Little Red Door Cancer Agency
* Breast Cancer Foundation
* Bennett Cancer Center of Stamford, Connecticut
* Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America
* Retinitis Pigmentosa International
* Child Advocates
* Earnhardt Family Foundation
* Doctors without Borders
* New York-Presbyterian Hospital
* North Salem Free Library
* North Salem Open Land Foundation
* North Salem Voluntary Ambulance Center
* The Larry King Cardiac Foundation
* Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Gang Camp
* Martha's Vineyard Hospital
* Ball State University (Letterman's alma mater)
* Rutgers University
* Case Western Reserve University
* Cornell University
* Connecticut State Police Academy Alumni Association
* Silver Shield Association of Greenwich, Connecticut
* American Red Cross
* Salvation Army
* Special Olympics of Montana and Indiana
* The Nature Conservancy of Montana
* Montana Wilderness Association
* Montana State 4-H Horse Show
* Choteau AYSO Soccer
* Choteau High School
* Teton Medical Center Foundation of Choteau
* Shoes That Fit of Claremont, California
* World Vision

Recipients in Indianapolis, Indiana include:

* Broad Ripple Haverford Little League
* Broad Ripple High School (Letterman's alma mater)
* Damar Services
* Marion County Children's Guardian Home
* Indianapolis Art Center
* Indiana Historical Society
* Indiana School for the Deaf
* Muscular Dystrophy Family Foundation
* Nineveh-Hensley-Jackson United School (in nearby Trafalgar)
* Riley Children's Foundation
* University of Indianapolis Center for Aging and Community

As of April 2005, the net proceeds from online purchases of Explod-O-Pop Popcorn benefit AFCG.

External links

* Entry for the AFCG from The Foundation Center's website
* Treasurer Fred Nigro's appearance in the April 12, 1996 edition of the Top Ten List from The Late Show
* Treasurer Fred Nigro's appearance on the January 14, 2002 episode of The Late Show