OVERVIEW: Financier Tully Friedman and his wife Elise move their philanthropy through the Tully and Elise Friedman Fund, whose Bay Area grantmaking focuses on the arts and education.
IP TAKE: The foundation keeps a low profile and does not accept unsolicited proposals.
FUNDING AREAS: Human Services & Health, Education & Youth, Arts & Culture,
PROFILE: Tully Friedman co-founded Hellman & Friedman and went on to found FFL Partners, a private equity firm in San Francisco. Friedman and his wife Elise are philanthropic, and move charitable contributions through their Tully and Elise Friedman Fund, which gave away around $1 million in a recent year.
Typically, though, the foundation’s grantmaking is much lower—that $1 million mark is mostly due to an unusual seven-figure gift to St. Paul’s School in San Francisco. In a prior year, a little under $300,000 went out the door.
Other Bay Area grantees have included Friends of the San Francisco Symphony, California Shakespeare Theatre, Junior League of San Francisco, and Boys & Girls Club of San Francisco. In general, human services, health, education, and the arts, in particular, are priorities for this funder’s Bay Area grantmaking.
Unfortunately for grantseekers, the foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals.
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The Tully and Elise Friedman Fund does not provide a clear avenue of contact but below is an address:
Tully and Elise Friedman Fund
65 Raycliff Terr.
San Francisco, CA 94115