Applications are by invitation only.
We welcome letters of inquiry at any time.
The Friedman Family Foundation’s interest is with economic development organizations and projects with explicit anti-poverty strategies. 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.
While we respect the need for direct kinds of services, we focus our efforts with programs that demonstrate promise for broad system and policy change.
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.
The Foundation does not fund internationally. We also do not consider funding for: individuals, scholarships, sponsorships, capital, or loans.
Our priority is with organizations that serve the nine counties of the San Francisco Bay Area. While we occasionally consider projects beyond this region, consideration is with efforts that closely align to our area of interest and offer lessons and benefits for the Bay Area: unique and innovative anti-poverty efforts, and California State or National advocacy and policy efforts.
Type of Support
The Foundation provides funding for both General Support and Project Support.
The Foundation provides funding in the range of $5,000 to $10,000.
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.