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A Glimmer of Hope Foundation


Last profile update: 05/16/2017
Last grant data update: 07/17/2017

At A Glance

A Glimmer of Hope Foundation

3600 N. Capital of TX Hwy, Bldg. B, Ste. 330

Austin, TX United States 78746-3209

Telephone: (512) 328-9944


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Business






Established in 2000 in TX - Founded by Philip and Donna Berber. In March, 2000, Mr. Berber sold his electronic-brokerage group CyBerCorp to Charles Schwab for $488 million. That same year, he and his wife, Donna, created an endowment with $100 million to form A Glimmer of Hope, an aid organization to help people in Ethiopia. The Berbers have expanded their efforts to inner-city areas in London and in their home city, Austin, Texas. The grantmaker is a signatory to Philanthropy’s Promise, an initiative of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP). By signing on, the grantmaker has committed to allocating the majority of its grantmaking dollars to marginalized communities and at least 25 percent to social justice strategies, such as advocacy, community organizing, and civic engagement.

Purpose and Activities

The foundation serves to ease some of the pain and suffering on the planet. It currently operates a national aid program in Ethiopia as well as programs for excluded youth in the U.S. and the U.K.