The overall purpose of the Friedman Family Foundation is to fund programs that attempt to end the cycle of poverty. We are interested in programs which provide tools, support, and opportunity to people in need in order to overcome the root causes of their poverty, and in which the people to be helped are part of the design and decision making of the organization or project. We want to fund excellent organizations and new and creative programs working for systemic change.
To advance our mission, the Foundation supports economic development programs that attempt to create systemic change. We feel systemic change is created when the impact goes beyond the direct beneficiaries and creates fundamental, enduring changes to a system. 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.