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Making A
Lasting Impact

We envision a world where all children and families have access to opportunities that enable them to grow and thrive, regardless of race or socioeconomic status.

Our Mission & Vision

At the heart of our grantmaking is a desire to open pathways to opportunity. The Ann Theodore Foundation supports a broad range of initiatives, including opportunities for learning and enrichment for young people, food security, climate change mitigation, college access and success, and research towards a cure and improving care for people with sarcoidosis.

The Foundation’s philanthropy is informed by the values of compassion, integrity, respect, and community.

Climate Mitigation

Supporting work to mitigate climate change in ways that benefit local economies, increase food security, and restore natural systems.

College Access & Success

Providing youth and young adults with the opportunity for a post-secondary education, without the barriers posed by the cost of obtaining a degree.

Food Security

Addressing hunger and food insecurity by providing and ensuring access to food for families in need.

Sarcoidosis Research

Funding research into the basic science of the causation of sarcoidosis and increased access to quality patient care.

Summer Opportunities

Giving underserved youth access to enriching summer programs that offer new experiences, help build skills, and provide supportive mentors.

Youth Development

Supporting organizations that have removed obstacles so that historically underserved youth may have access to enriching opportunities outside of school.

Grantee Spotlight

Artists For Humanity provides under-resourced teens pathways to self-sufficiency through employment in art and design. AFH enriches urban communities by introducing young people’s creativity to the business community.