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 Late Show with David Letterman
where he has been identified as Letterman's accountant. The foundation operates out of Nigro's Los Angeles, California
According to AFCG's tax returns (Form 990
-PF), made available by the Foundation Center, for the years from 2001 through 2009, AFCG donated a total of over $7.7 million to various foundations and other organizations.
During 2005, the net proceeds from online purchases of Explod-O-Pop Popcorn benefited AFCG., available at the CBS
website during 2005 (Internet Archive
February 2005 copy )
The following is a partial list of organizations receiving grants from the foundation, based on tax forms from 2001 through 2004, available via The Foundation Center.
The largest AFCG beneficiary by far is Child Advocates
of Indianapolis, Indiana
, a CASA
affiliate — from 2001 through 2004, 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:<ref... Read More