OVERVIEW: The Gruber Family Foundation’s Bay Area grantmaking includes support of progressive and investigative journalism, education, the arts, and women’s issues.
IP TAKE: The foundation has a website and a small staff but does not accept unsolicited proposals.
FUNDING AREAS: Arts, education, progressive and investigative media, women’s issues
PROFILE: Established in 1987, the Gruber Family Foundation is the foundation of investor Jon D. Gruber and his wife, Linda W. Gruber, who serves as president of the foundation. The couple’s daughter, Lindsay, meanwhile, serves as VP of the foundation. Grantmaking areas of interest are arts, education, progressive and investigative media, and women’s issues.
The Grubers initially created the foundation because of their commitment to helping the disadvantaged. Over time their focus has broadened to include support of progressive and investigative journalism, education, the arts, and women’s issues in addition to social safety net programs. A selection of grantees in the Bay Area include the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (Linda is a trustee), Aim High, Bay Area Discovery Museum, Media Matters, Mother Jones, NPR Foundation, Summer Search, and New Venture Fund. Foundation board member Julie Parker Benello co-founded Chicken & Egg Pictures, a nonprofit with New York and San Francisco locations that supports women non-fiction filmmakers whose artful and innovative storytelling catalyzes social change.
The foundation makes grants ranging from $10,000 grants to upwards of $1,000,000. Learn more about foundation giving by examining the funder’s recent tax records. Gruber was founded in San Francisco and focuses much of its grantmaking on the Bay Area of California. The foundation also makes grants on a global level, with a particular eye towards human rights.
The Gruber Foundation has a website with contact information but does not accept unsolicited proposals. Direct general questions to the foundation staff at 415-457-2835 or email@example.com.
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