Gruber Family Foundation: Grants for Human Rights

OVERVIEW: This small family foundation supports general human rights causes and work related to women’s and reproductive rights. 

IP TAKE: Gruber typically awards unrestricted grants and tends to pay special funding attention to organizations with which its leaders are involved. 

PROFILE: Linda and Jon Gruber established the Gruber Family Foundation out of “[t]heir commitment to help the disadvantaged.” Topics of grantmaking interest include the arts, education, progressive investigative media, social safety net programs, women’s issues, reproductive health, and human rights

Although its website is sparse, this funder's human rights grantmaking tends to fund broad-based rights organizations such as Human Rights Watch. According to its site, grants range from about $10,000 to over $1 million; however, Gruber's taxes reveal that many grants typically range from $1,000 to $200,000. To learn about its recent grantees, explore its Current Grant Recipients webpage.

The foundation does not accept unsolicited requests for funding or grant applications, and its board meets quarterly to decide which organizations it will support. 


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