Our foundation honors Frieda C. Fox, an accomplished teacher, artist, and musician who was the first in her family to attend college in the 1920's. Throughout her life, she inspired a love of learning, self-expression, and compassion within her family and community. Through this foundation, four generations of her family hope to do the same.
Since 2003, the foundation has provided grants to support educational programming in Santa Clara and Los Angeles counties with a strategic approach to philanthropy that goes 'beyond the check'.
The foundation has provided nearly $4 million in cash grant awards as well as thousands of hours of pro-bono consulting and project-based technical assistance to grant recipients.
In 2013, after a very exciting nine years of offering RFPs to the nonprofit sector, the foundation will temporarily suspend accepting unsolicited proposals for funding, in order to focus our very limited financial and staff resources on two major projects that focus on developing youth leadership and career paths in the nonprofit and philanthropic sector, and leveraging the educational resources available to public schools through innovative collaborations. More information on these projects may be found on the Innovative Programs section of this website.