The Graham Family Foundation

The Graham Family Foundation (GFF) was founded in 2006 and is based in Oakland, California. GFF is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.

While being located in the Bay Area, we have supported projects in New York City, Los Angeles, and with statewide or national scope, as well as in our own region.
In 2021 we are celebrating our 15 year anniversary and reflecting back on all that’s been accomplished. 
Projects of the Graham Family Foundation are funded in loving memory of Victor E. and Olga Graham, parents of the foundation President, Dorothy Graham.
On this website, you can see the amazing work undertaken by a representative group of our grantees and also see details of our annual grant-giving history back to 2006. 
Our public filings are available at the State of California Registry of Charitable Trusts website. Go to the search engine and search for The Graham Family Foundation (be sure to include “The.”)
The GFF makes directed grants only and does not accept unsolicited applications. It is beyond our capacity to review such requests.

Key Initiatives of the Graham Family Foundation

GFF funding has supported several broad initiatives over its first fifteen years of operation. Key initiatives and grantees (present or past) in support of these initiatives include:

Strengthening and preserving the human-animal bond, especially for vulnerable people and their pets; (North Shore Animal League America, PAWS)

Keeping seniors healthy and independent in their own homes; (Lifelong Medical Care)

Supporting young adults who have battled Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, and research for new treatments that extend their lives;  (SamFund, Columbia University Center on Lymphoid Malignancies)

Combatting hate, prejudice, and bullying in public schools and fighting school and justice system practices that disproportionately affect minority youth (ADL, Not in our School, Ella Baker Center, Southern Poverty Law Center)

Providing educational opportunities for disadvantaged students and supporting their teachers in creating educational equity (DonorsChoose, Hunter College Mother’s Day Scholarship Fund, East Bay College Fund)