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.
The Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation’s mission is to maximize the potential of children and youth in our communities. Our greater family vision is that all children should enjoy strong and effective learning environments that encourage their talent, creativity, and excellence, irrespective of their families’ socio-economic circumstances.
Founded in 1999 by Alan C. Fox and Daveen Fox, the foundation began making grants for education in 2003, and over the past decade has become known for its venture funding of innovative projects and its ‘beyond the check’ service, delivering high engagement, pro-bono non-financial assistance to grantees and programs we incubate. The Foundation is currently completing a strategic planning process to inform its next decade of work.