Frank and Denise Quattrone Foundation: Bay Area Grants

OVERVIEW: The Frank and Denise Quattrone Foundation's Bay Area grantmaking provides support education, medical research, science and technology, social justice, the environment and the arts. 

FUNDING AREAS: Education, Medical Research, Criminal Justice Reform, Environment, Arts and Culture 

IP TAKE: The foundation keeps a low profile and does not appear to accept unsolicited proposals.  

PROFILE: The Frank and Denise Quattrone Foundation was founded early last decade by Frank Quattrone and his wife Denise. Frank began his career with Morgan Stanley in the late 1970s, and has advised technology companies since 1981. Denise, meanwhile, is a justice advocate who serves as a research volunteer and advisory board member of the National Registry of Exonerations, a joint project of the University of Michigan Law School and the Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University School of Law.

Social and criminal justice is an important part of this family's philanthropy. While a good chunk of this giving takes place in Philadelphia, particularly at the couple's alma mater, UPenn, some of it takes place in the Bay Area. The Quattrones have supported places like Death Penalty Focus, Northern California Innocence Project, and Prison University Project.

The family also supports education in the Bay Area. Grantees have included Stanford University (Frank's school), Girls’ Middle School in Palo Alto, UC Regents, and Teach for America. The Quattrones also support health and medical research organizations in the Bay Area like Lucille Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, Alzheimer's Association - Northern California and Northern Nevada Chapter, Bay Area Lime Foundation, and Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation. It's worth noting that Denise has suffered from an undisclosed illness, which may play a role in the family's health giving.

The Quattrones also support arts and culture and the environment in the Bay Area. Grantees have included  Big Sur Land Trust, Computer History Museum, and San Francisco Symphony. In a recent year, the Frank and Denise Quattrone Foundation gave away around $2.2 million. 


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The Frank and Denise Quattrone Foundation does not provide a clear avenue for getting in touch with the couple, but below is an address:

Frank and Denise Quattrone Foundation
P.O. Box 1707
Los Altos, CA 94023