American Foundation for Courtesy and Grooming

American Foundation for Courtesy and Grooming

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 through 2004, AFCG donated a four-year total of nearly $2.5 million to various foundations and other organizations [ [ Entry for the AFCG] from The Foundation Center's website] .

During 2005, the net proceeds from online purchases of Explod-O-Pop Popcorn benefited AFCG. [ [ Explod-O-Pop Popcorn] , available at the CBS website during 2005 (Internet Archive February 2005 copy [ available here] )]


The following is a partial list of organizations receiving grants from the foundation during the four years for which The Foundation Center makes AFCG's tax forms available.

Indianapolis-based organizations

The largest AFCG beneficiary by far is Child Advocates of Indianapolis, Indiana, a CASA affiliate — the organization received donations each year of between $194,000 – $290,000, with a four-year total of nearly $950,000 (over a third of AFCG's total contributions during those years). Other recipients in Indianapolis 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
*Little Red Door Cancer Agency
*Muscular Dystrophy Family Foundation
*Special Olympics of Indiana
*Nineveh-Hensley-Jackson United School (in nearby Trafalgar)
*Protective Order Pro Bono Project
*Riley Children's Foundation
*University of Indianapolis Center for Aging and Community

Montana-based organizations

AFCG has donated to various organization in Montana, including:
*Choteau AYSO Soccer
* Choteau High School
* Choteau Youth Special Olympics
*Montana Wilderness Association
*Montana State 4-H Horse Show
*The Nature Conservancy of Montana
*Special Olympics
*Teton Medical Center Foundation of Choteau
*Yellowstone Valley Cycling Club of Billings


*Ball State University (Letterman's "alma mater")
*Butler University
*Case Western Reserve University
*Cornell University
*Rutgers University

Celebrity-affiliated organizations

AFCG has contributed to various foundations associated with celebrities, including
*Earnhardt Family Foundation
*Michael J. Fox Foundation
*The Larry King Cardiac Foundation
*Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Gang Camp

Other organizations

*American Cancer Society
*American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
*Being Kind of New York City
*Bennett Cancer Center of Stamford, Connecticut
*Breast Cancer Foundation
*Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America
*Retinitis Pigmentosa International
*Giving Back Fund of California
*Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
*Doctors without Borders
*New York-Presbyterian Hospital
*North Salem Free Library
*North Salem Open Land Foundation
*North Salem Voluntary Ambulance Center
*The Buckley School Parents Association
*Congregation Beth Simchat Torah of New York City
*Connecticut State Police Academy Alumni Association
*Holy Trinity Orthodox Church of Danbury, Connecticut
*Martha's Vineyard Hospital
*Martha's Vineyard Historical Society
*Silver Shield Association of Greenwich, Connecticut
*American Red Cross
*Friends of Karen of Purdys, New York
*A Place Called Home of South Central Los Angeles
*Salvation Army
*Seattle University Mexico Mission
*Shoes That Fit of Claremont, California
*World Vision


External links

* [ Treasurer Fred Nigro's appearance] in the April 12, 1996 edition of the Top 10 List from "The Late Show"
* [ Treasurer Fred Nigro's appearance] on the January 14, 2002 episode of "The Late Show"

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