Sun Capital Partners Foundation

OVERVIEW: The Sun Capital Partners Foundation supports education, children and youth, hunger, domestic violence, health, arts and culture, Jewish life, and environmental sustainability in South Florida.

FUNDING AREAS: Education, children and youth, hunger, domestic violence, health, arts and culture, Jewish life, environmental sustainability

IP TAKE: While it makes grants broadly, this foundation prioritizes the needs of disadvantaged children and youth in Florida.

PROFILE: Established in 2007, the Sun Capital Partners Foundation is the foundation of business partners Marc J. Leder and Rodger R. Krouse. Ledger and Krause founded the global private equity firm, Sun Capital Partners, which is “focused on identifying companies' untapped potential and leveraging its deep operational and financial resources to transform results.” The foundation is based in Boca Raton, Florida and focuses much of its giving on this region. Grantmaking includes education, children and youth, hunger, domestic violence, health, arts and culture, Jewish life, and environmental sustainability.

Foundation funding is broad and covers a wide range of topics that are of interest to the founders. The foundation is interested in supporting its mission of promoting sustainable and positive change in the community. It has supported hundreds of local organizations and also responds to disaster relief needs close to home and beyond. Meanwhile, the company has a 2x matching gift programs for its employee’s charitable contributions. Past support has gone to Boca Helping Hands, Junior Achievement South Florida, YMCA Palm Peach, Pine Crest Prep School, and the Turtle Island Preserve.

Foundation grants range from $100,000 to $1 million. View the foundation’s recent tax records to learn more about its local giving. Much of the foundation’s giving is focused on South Florida, but it occasionally awards national and international grants as well.

The foundation does not accept unsolicited grant applications and only funds pre-selected groups. Direct general questions to the foundation staff at 561-394-0550.

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