The Branscomb Family Foundation (BFF)

The Foundation was chartered as a non-profit corporation under the laws of Colorado on June 10, 1986. The corporation is organized "to promote and fund charitable, religious, scientific, literary and educational endeavors within the United States of America." It is structured to qualify donors for a tax exemption under section 501 c 3 of the Internal Revenue Code, and the IRS ID number is 13-3355618. The BFF should not be confused with a foundation of the same name chartered in Texas.

The BFF is pleased to receive tax exempt contributions to projects that memorialize the work and memory of Lewis M. Branscomb and or Anne W. Branscomb. Inquiries about commemorative donations to the Foundation should be addressed to Specific projects directed at the memory of Lewis M. Branscomb are under development. The Foundation is supportive of the work of the Union of Concerned Scientists Center for Science and Democracy.

The Anne Wells Branscomb Scholarships at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, provides critical opportunities for undergraduateS to engage important issues, mentored by faculty and fellows of the Institute. Over $200,000 in gifts from the BFF and from friends and colleagues of Anne Branscomb finance the project.

The Anne Wells Branscomb Garden Terrace in the Wilkinson Public Library in Telluride, Colorado is a large, enclosed terrace planted with the mountain wild flowers she loved so much. Music, art, poetry, and lecture programs benefit the community.The Foundation and many Colorado friends gave $50,000 for this project.

In Milledgeville, GA, the 1835 Governor's Mansion, in which Anne grew up, has been renovated and a new garden at the Mansion was dedicated to her memory in late spring 2006, to be known as the Anne Wells Branscomb Gardens. The Mansion was the residence of the President of the Georgia State College for Women, now Georgia College and State University, a position her father Guy Herbert Wells held. 

The staff lounge in the renovated Concord Free Library has been named for Anne Wells Branscomb, as a result of gifts from friends and the Foundation. Her books can be found shelved in the Concord Authors Room of the Library.

The BFF makes contributions to other educational and charitable institutions on a very selective basis. Unsolicited requests will be reviewed, but the modest resources of the BFF make it unlikely that projects outside of the Foundation's planned scope will be funded. For information about the Foundation and about how contributions can be made to the Foundation's projects or its grant policies, communicate, preferably by email, to one of the Foundation's officers:

Harvie H. Branscomb, President, Branscomb Family Foundation email:; postal address: PO Box 2720 Basalt CO 81621. KC Branscomb, Vice President and Treasurer, email: