At A Glance
1 Farragut Sq. S., 1634 I St. N.W., Ste. 1000
Washington, DC United States 20006-4015
Telephone: (202) 783-8488
Type of Grantmaker
- Family foundation
(yr. ended 2014-12-31)
Total giving: $13,586,000
Additional Contact Information
Established in 1985 in IN - The fund was established to perpetuate the lifelong philanthropic commitment of its founders, Robert and Clarence Efroymson
Purpose and Activities
The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:
The fund will support policy, advocacy and community organizing groups in DC, Maryland and Virginia, and national organizations working to: improve policies and practices affecting the income, benefits and work conditions of low-wage workers.
The fund has a strong commitment to human rights and funds a variety of human rights efforts throughout its program areas. In addition, the fund makes a small number of grants to support other human rights programs, most importantly the Fund for Global Human Rights, which is raising and directing funds to frontline in-country human rights groups worldwide.
The program gives priority to grassroots and community-based organizations, advocacy activities, and the development of model programs that can affect national policies.The foundation places emphasis on organizations that promote: 1) civil rights; 2) social justice and democracy; and 3) improve educational and economic opportunities for the disadvantaged. The program no longer provides support for coexistence, environment, and religious pluralism programs.
The foundation has made a PRI, in the form of a loan, to a community health organization dedicated to partnering with young people to help end HIV/AIDS, to support its relocation and renovation efforts. Historically, the foundation has made PRIs in the form of loans to an organization in support of its efforts to capitalize eco-enterprises rooted in poor communities in rural Guatemala, ad to an organization for the purpose of providing working capital for establishing a nonprofit franchise in the Washington, DC.
Women's Rights and Reproductive Health Program
The fund supports efforts to transform the legal, political, economic and cultural structures that sustain gender discrimination and violence and that limit women's full participation in society. Specifically, the fund has two priorities: 1) women's reproductive health and rights; and 2) women's human rights, with an emphasis on the rights of immigrant and refugee women.
Fields of Interest
- Community and economic development
- Family planning
- Human rights
- Leadership development
- Reproductive health care
- Single parent support
- Economically disadvantaged people
- Ethnic and racial groups
- Low-income and poor people
Year ended 2014-12-31
Assets: $96,110,231 (market value)
Total giving: $13,586,000
Qualifying distributions: $15,016,312