Financial Information

Total Assets: $171,196,458

Total Giving: $31.63 million

Area of Service:

National, International, Southeastern Asia, Africa, Michigan, Middle East

Areas of Interest:

Not Available


Global Religions, Great Apes, International Human Rights, Program-Related Investment, U.S. Social Justice


The following grants were reported in recent years:
New York, New York – $108,000 in 2012
New York, New York – $29,158 in 2012
Chicago, Illinois – $150,124 in 2012
Medford, Massachusetts – $197,112 in 2012


The Foundation does not fund: Individuals; Scholarships, lobbying purposes, political campaigns, film production, or medical research; Private and/or for profit organizations

No confirmed application deadline(s) are provided by this foundation. Foundations which do not stipulate deadlines are best approached directly for more information. Some foundations have a continuous intake of proposals. A reference to the fiscal year end may be a useful guide as to when new funds will become available for disbursement. The fiscal year end for this foundation is December.


The mission of the foundation is to achieve social justice that is inclusive of sexual orientation, gender identity and race, and to ensure conservation and respect of the great apes.


Type of Grantmaker: Independent foundation
Established in 1997 in MI.

Quick Facts Sheet

Located in:

New York City,

National, International, Southeastern Asia, Africa, Michigan, Middle East

United States

Contact Information / Process

Telephone: (212) 488-3000
Fax: (212) 488-3010
E-mail: [email protected]
44 W. 28th St., 17th Fl. New York City, NY United States 10001-4212
Application Process: 1) Please confirm that your organization is an eligible tax-exempt organization under Sec. 501(c)(3) of the IRS regulations (or as a non-US organization, can you demonstrate an equivalent status and a non-discrimination or EEO policy compliant); 2) Contact appropriate foundation program officer to discuss interest and ideas for your request; 3) Submit a formal Letter of Inquiry to the foundation; and 4) If invited, submit a full proposal. After reviewing your LOI, the foundation will inform you as to whether a full proposal is being invited. Application form not required. Applicants should submit the following:
1. Timetable for implementation and evaluation of project
2. Signature and title of chief executive officer
3. Results expected from proposed grant
4. Qualifications of key personnel
5. Statement of problem project will address
6. Copy of IRS Determination Letter
7. Brief history of organization and description of its mission
8. Copy of most recent annual report/audited financial statement/990
9. How project’s results will be evaluated or measured
10. Detailed description of project and amount of funding requested
11. Organization’s charter and by-laws
12. Copy of current year’s organizational budget and/or project budget
Initial approach: Contact a foundation program officer and then submit a formal letter of inquiry
Copies of proposal: 4
Board meeting date(s): Four board meetings annually
Deadline(s): Rolling; Only once the foundation accepts a Letter of Inquiry and invites a full proposal, a specific deadline for submission of the full proposal will then be provided in the letter of invitation sent by the foundation
Final notification: After board meetings; Grant recipients will receive a Grant Award Letter.
Additional information: Only one copy of the letter of inquiry is required.

Donors & Leadership

Jon Stryker, Board President & Founder
Stephen Bennett, Board Member
Evelynn M. Hammonds, Board Member
Maya L. Harris, Board Member
Janet Mock, Board Member
Catherine Pino, Board Member
Slobodan Randjelović, Board Member
Jeff Trandahl, Board Member