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Susie Tompkins Buell Foundation

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Purpose and Activities

Primarily funds programs that improve the lives of women and girls, with emphasis on programs aimed at 1) creating an awareness of social responsibility, 2) promoting civic participation, 3) leadership development, and 4) activism training.


Established in 1990 in CA - Susie Tompkins Buell was the founder and co-owner of the Esprit clothing company. The Esprit Foundation was created in 1990 and supported a variety of organizations focusing on areas such as at-risk youth, AIDS awareness, and direct care, women's issues and the environment. When Ms. Buell left Esprit de Corp. in 1996, she took the foundation with her and eventually renamed it the Susie Tompkins Buell Foundation. The foundation retained the original mission and areas of funding, including a women and girls lens, which screened organizations for their inclusion of women and girls, not only as recipient of services, but also for their representation on boards and staff


Susie Tompkins Buell Foundation

Independent foundation



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P.O. Box 29921 San Francisco, CA United States 94129-9921

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