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Klarman Family Foundation


Last profile update: 04/12/2017
Last grant data update: 02/11/2018

At A Glance

Klarman Family Foundation

(formerly The Seth A. & Beth S. Klarman Foundation)

P.O. Box 171627

Boston, MA United States 02117-3466

Telephone: (617) 236-7909


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Business
  • Family foundation






Established in 1990 in MA - Founded by financial investor Seth Klarman, founder and president of the investment firm Baupost Group, which manages assets for various families. He is the author of "Margin of Safety," a book that outlines his value investment philosophy. Beth and Seth Klarman have committed to The Giving Pledge, and have pledged to give away at least half of their wealth to philanthropy.

Purpose and Activities

The Klarman Family Foundation seeks to identify areas of unmet need and to advance solutions to addressing them. It believes passionately in the promise and importance of creative thinking, strategic leadership and strong organizations to help bring about change. Its intention as a foundation is to help make measurable progress in improving the lives of others.