The Bay and Paul Foundations, an independent private foundation located in New York City, is the product of the merger in January 2005 of The Bay Foundation and the Josephine Bay Paul and C. Michael Paul Foundation. Established in 1950 and 1962, respectively, the foundations were related organizations, each having distinct – though at times overlapping – program interests. As a result of their shared interests, the foundations occasionally jointly funded or collaborated on projects.

At this time our grants continue to fund those areas previously supported by each of the foundations. The Board and staff are currently engaged in a review of our program, and, as in the past, it is anticipated that over time there will be changes to our various funding priorities.