Hexberg Family Foundation: Grants for Public Health

OVERVIEW: The Hexberg Foundation does not have a specific public health grantmaking program. However, it does award modest grants to groups working to help the homeless, prevent abuse of children and young adults, address food insecurity, and aid victims of domestic violence.

IP TAKE: While it doesn’t accept unsolicited requests for funding, that shouldn’t deter grantseekers from getting in touch and making an introduction. Hexberg seems pretty open to both local and national NGOs in its grantmaking.

PROFILE: Located in Laguna Beach, California, the Hexberg Family Foundation awards modest grants to public health causes. Though the foundation does not operate a website, its recent tax filings suggest a tendency to back organizations in its native California.

It isn’t completely out of the ordinary for Hexberg to back groups outside its home state—when they're operating national campaigns within the foundation’s areas of grantmaking interest. Those areas of interest include helping the homeless, prevention and intervention programs for abused children and young adults, hunger relief, and services for victims of domestic violence.

Grant amounts are modest, generally ranging between $5,000 and $15,000. But the foundation does award a good number of grants each year. In public health, grants tend to support local community organizations rather than larger, national NGOs.

Hexberg does not have a specific global health grantmaking program and does not appear to have geographic restrictions regarding its global giving.

The Hexberg Foundation also does not have a formal paid staff and does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding.

PEOPLE:

  • Gregory Hexberg, Trustee
  • Jill Hexberg, Trustee
  • Deborah Hexberg, Trustee

CONTACT:

Hexberg Family Foundation
921 Emerald Bay
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Telephone:  (714) 236-4800