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Report of the Treasurer of the National Academy of Sciences
Endowment, Trust, and Other Long-term Investments PoolDescription of Funds for the Year Ended December 31, 2008
CapitalContribution(Column 1 ofSchedule 1–A)
I. Funds that Support the NAS
A. General Fund
Agassiz Fund—Bequest of Alexander Agassiz, a member of the Academy.
Carnegie Fund—Balance of the original gift of $5,000,000 from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, for the purposes of the National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council, $1,725,000 of which has been used to cover the cost of the Academy building and the acquisition of other property.
Commonwealth Fund—A grant of the Commonwealth Fund for capital endowment of the Academy.
Carl Eckart Fund—Bequest of Carl Eckart received for the general purposes of the Academy.
Ford Foundation Fund—A grant of the Ford Foundation for capital endowment of the Academy.
Henrietta and Alexander Hollaender Fund—A bequest to the Academy from Dr. Alexander and Mrs. Henrietta Hollaender.
Grayce B.Kerr Fund—A grant from Grayce B.Kerr for the general purposes of the Academy.
Nealley Fund—Bequest of George True Nealley for the general purposes of the Academy.
Simon Ramo Fund—A gift from Simon Ramo for the general purposes of the Academy.
Rockefeller Foundation Fund—A grant of the Rockefeller Foundation to the National Academy of Sciences for the general purposes of the Academy.
Dorothea and Herbert Simon Fund—A gift from Dorothea and Herbert Simon for the general purposes of the Academy.
Sloan Foundation Fund—A grant of the Alfred P.Sloan Foundation for the general purposes of the Academy.
Amy Prudden Turner Fund—Bequest of Amy Prudden Turner for the general purposes of the Academy to serve as a memorial to her husband Scott and herself.
Anonymous Endowment Fund—A gift for the general purposes of the Academy from a donor who wishes to remain anonymous.
General Endowment Fund—Bequest of David Lloyd Fillman and others for the general purposes of the Academy. By action of the Council, the International Critical Tables were transferred into this fund during fiscal year 1976, and proceeds from the sale of the Audubon Folios were transferred in fiscal year 1981.
Members Endowment Fund—Contributions from various members to be used for the general purposes of the Academy.
Peter C.Cornell Trust Fund—To memorialize Detlev W.Bronk, former member and president of the Academy, for his contributions to science and the nation and to recognize the leadership and notable accomplishments of John S.Coleman as a member of the Academy’s staff. The gift may be fully expended for its intended purpose.
J.Erik Jonsson Woods Hole Fund—A gift for the Woods Hole Study Center of the NAS in honor of J.Erik Jonsson, one of the founders of Texas Instruments and a former mayor of Dallas. The donor wishes to remain anonymous.
Richard King Mellon Foundation Fund—Grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation for maintenance of the building and grounds at the Woods Hole Study Center.
Penzance Foundation Fund—A grant for the J.Erik Jonsson Woods Hole Study Center especially for support of the property’s Clark Carriage House.
Woods Hole Endowment—Contributions from the Brown Foundation and various individuals for maintenance of the Woods Hole Study Center.