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What We Do

What We Do

GFF is a private family foundation that provides seed grants to support holistic programs that empower entire communities. Our end goal is to enable underserved communities to achieve sustainability and self-reliance by alleviating the cycle of poverty and disease. We lend our resources to programs, both at home and abroad, that focus on:

  • Global Health & Development: GFF provides grants to organizations that use education, health services, jobs and community participation to bridge the gap between poverty and access to opportunity. We support holistic approaches to health and development programs aimed at achieving the Millennium Development Goals by 2015. Our programs focus on education, care, treatment, research and sustainable activities that enable communities to become self-sufficient.
  • Community Empowerment: GFF supports programs that provide continuing education opportunities for adults and teens.  Focus areas include access to technology, computer literacy and social advocacy.  Whether an organization teaches people how to create their own Web sites, educates peers on the First Amendment or registers new voters, GFF supports efforts that strengthen communities through participation, education and activism.
  • Youth Arts: GFF supports programs that inspire youth to creatively and effectively express their views in constructive, progressive ways. The ultimate goal for GFF-funded youth arts programming is to provide an avenue for creative expression and an opportunity for a successful future.
  • Education: GFF also encourages programs where young people are challenged to think outside of their community norms so they can broaden their understanding of social challenges, health awareness, government and interpersonal communication.