OVERVIEW: The Satter Foundation supports education, health and human services, human rights and democracy, the environment, job creation and economic opportunity, veterans and the arts. Its education funding has mainly supported organizations operating in Chicago, Illinois.
IPTAKE: Operating mainly in Chicago, Illinois, the Satter Foundation's education initiative has supported urban charter school networks and enrichment programs. This funder does not accept unsolicited proposals.
PROFILE: The Satter Foundation was established in 1997 by former Goldman Sachs partner Muneer Satter and his wife, Kristin Herter. Based in Chicago, Illinois, the foundation "aims to empower the powerless and to preserve our world's land and water by investing in bold, tactical, and innovative social entrepreneurs and organizations." Satter's funding initiatives are education, health and human services, human rights and democracy, the environment, job creation and economic opportunity, veterans and the arts.
The Satter Foundation does not name specific initiatives for its education philanthropy, but it is a strong supporter of charter schools and education reform in Chicago. Among its past grantees are Chicago's Academy for Urban School Leadership, a nonprofit that manages 31 urban public schools, and Perspectives Charter Schools, a network of five rigorous, college preparatory schools also operating in Chicago. Satter also supports Chicago chapters of the Boy Scouts of America and Boys and Girls Clubs of America.
While the Satter Foundation's education funding prioritizes the Chicago area, the foundation supports projects "on every continent" through its other funding initiatives. Grants support organizations of all size, ranging in amount from $5,000 to over $1 million.
This funder does not accept unsolicited proposals or inquiries.
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The Satter Foundation
500 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1700
Chicago, Illinois 60611