Guidelines

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Area of Interest

The Friedman Family Foundation’s interest is with economic development organizations and projects with explicit anti-poverty strategies. While we respect the need for direct kinds of services, our interest is with efforts which demonstrate promise for broad system and policy change. More specifically, we are interested in programs that help the economically underserved create wealth and financial stability, policy efforts that create financial equity and innovative anti-poverty strategies.

Applicant Eligibility

The Foundation will not support organizations that discriminate against a person or group on the basis of age, political affiliation, race, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief. All potential grantees must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or a public entity with a board or advisory group that is reflective of the population or community being served.

Grant limitations

The Foundation does not fund internationally. We also do not consider funding for: individuals, scholarships, sponsorships, capital, or loans.

Geographic Focus

Priority is with organizations serving the nine counties of the San Francisco Bay Area. While we occasionally consider projects beyond this region, consideration is with efforts that offer lessons and benefits for the Bay Area: unique anti-poverty projects, and California State and national advocacy and policy efforts that closely align to our area of interest.

Type of Support

The Foundation provides funding for both General Support and Project Support.

Grant Range

The Foundation provides funding in the range of $5,000 to $10,000.

Review Process

Requests for funding will be reviewed in light of the Foundation’s field of interest and current priorities.

Please allow up to three months for the review process.