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Dean & Margaret Lesher Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-05-11

At A Glance

Dean & Margaret Lesher Foundation

1333 N. California Blvd., Ste. 330

Walnut Creek, CA United States 94596-4587

Telephone: (925) 935-9988


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2013-12-31)

Assets: $82,468,459

Total giving: $3,735,525





Additional Contact Information

Contact for LOI and grant application questions: Susan Haley, Grants Mgr., e-mail:


Established in 1989 in CA

Purpose and Activities

The foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life in Contra Costa County, CA, through educational and cultural endeavors and to support children and strengthen families.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Lesher Speaker Series

A community lecture series that serves to facilitate public discourse and to improve civic engagement.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Child welfare
  • Education
  • Family services
Population Groups
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Children
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Ethnic and racial groups
  • Female adults
  • Female children and youth
  • Females
  • Homeless people
  • LGBTQ people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Male adults
  • Male children and youth
  • Males
  • Military personnel
  • People of African descent
  • People of Asian descent
  • People of Latin American descent
  • People with disabilities
  • People with hearing impairments
  • People with physical disabilities
  • People with psychosocial disabilities
  • People with vision impairments
  • Seniors
  • Single parents
  • Substance abusers
  • Victims of crime and abuse
  • Young adults

Financial Data

Year ended 2013-12-31

Assets: $82,468,459 (market value)

Gifts received: $126,556

Expenditures: $5,023,176

Total giving: $3,735,525

Qualifying distributions: $4,532,094