Organization & Financial Information

The Nellie Mae Education Foundation is the largest philanthropy in New England dedicated exclusively to education.

Organizational Information

Pursuant to its Articles of Organization, the Foundation operates exclusively for the benefit of, and to promote the charitable and educational purposes of, educational organizations, including universities, colleges, secondary schools, elementary schools, and other educational organizations that are described in IRC Section 501(c) (3) and that are not private foundations as described in IRC Section 509(a). The Foundation's activities include making grants to the public charities it supports and providing services to those organizations.



Presidents Place
1250 Hancock Street
Suite 701N
Quincy, MA 02169


Unreserved parking spaces are available starting on the 3rd floor. Use the North Tower Express Elevator to go the 7th floor.


1998, by the Nellie Mae Corporation (no longer affiliated)


25 Full-Time


Nicholas C. Donohue

Main Telephone:
(781) 348-4200


Toll Free:
(877) 635-5436



(617) 472-4089

Media Inquiries

Chiara Wegener

External Affairs Manager

Main Telephone:

(781) 348-4239



Grant Inquiries

Ellen Wang
Program Officer

Main Telephone:

(781) 348-4281


Financial Information

Nellie Mae Education Foundation╩╝s financial statements for the years ending December 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018 may be found here.

The Foundation's IRS Form 990:



They may also be viewed at Guidestar, the database and search tool for information on IRS-recognized nonprofit organizations.