OVERVIEW: The Korsant Family Foundation’s grantmaking includes support major environmental conservation organizations.
IP TAKE: The foundation keeps a low public profile, which limits information available on its grantmaking priorities and activities.
PROFILE: Founded in 1996, the Korsant Family Foundation was established by financier Philip Korsant and his wife Catherine. Korsant serves on the board of trustees of National Resources Defense Council, which the South Florida based couple support. The Korsant Family Foundation’s grantmaking includes support for major environmental conservation organizations.
Tax filings suggest the foundation has given around $163,000 annually with many grants in the $1,000 range. Past grantees include the Everglades Foundation, The Climate Reality Project, Wildlife Conservation Society, Sierra Club Foundation. The Korsants tend to support large environmental organizations, though they’ve also supported places like Weantinoge Heritage Land Trust in Connecticut.
Given the foundation's lack of transparency, it is unclear from its tax filings whether the foundation accepts LOIs or unsolicited applications; however, if left unstated, it is likely that it does not.
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Korsant Family Foundation
35 Ocean Reef Drive, No 142
Key Largo, FL 33037