Financial Information

Total Assets: $9,684,941

Total Giving: $1,349,480

Area of Service:


Areas of Interest:

Not Available




The following grants were reported in 2007:
$30,000 to Planned Parenthood/Shasta-Diablo, Concord, CA, payable over 1 year.
$30,000 to Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center, San Francisco, CA, payable over 1 year.
$20,000 to Center for Biological Diversity, Tucson, AZ, payable over 1 year.
$19,000 to Caribbean Conservation Corporation, Gainesville, FL, payable over 1 year.
$18,500 to Immigrant Legal Resource Center, San Francisco, CA, payable over 1 year.
$15,000 to Middle East Childrens Alliance, Berkeley, CA, payable over 1 year.
$12,500 to Environmental Justice Coalition for Water, Oakland, CA, payable over 1 year.
$12,500 to Tides Center, San Francisco, CA, payable over 1 year.
$10,000 to Keystone Conservation, Bozeman, MT, payable over 1 year.
$5,000 to Oxfam America, Boston, MA, payable over 1 year.


Giving primarily in the San Francisco Bay Area, CA, with emphasis on Alameda and Contra Costa counties; some giving to national organizations promoting environmental conservation.
No grants to individuals or for the arts.


The foundation offers grants to nonprofits in the areas of environmental conservation, immigrant/human rights, community development, Mid-East peace, and offers support for Bay Area non-profits servicing victims of traumatic brain injury.


Type of Grantmaker: Independent foundation
Established in 1998 in CA.

Quick Facts Sheet

Located in:

Walnut Creek,


United States

Contact Information / Process


Email: [email protected]

1460 Maria Ln., Ste. 420
Walnut Creek, CA 94596-5355

Consult application guidelines on web site before sending proposals. Proposals not following guidelines will be returned. Application form required. Applicants should submit the following:
Copy of IRS Determination Letter
Copy of most recent annual report/audited financial statement/990
Initial approach: E-mail or written letter of inquiry or proposal after consulting web site
Copies of proposal: 1
Deadline(s): Between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31 for Environmental Conservation, Immigration/Human Rights and Community Development. No deadline for other areas
Final notification: 6-10 weeks

Donors & Leadership

Straus Family Trust

Officers and Directors:
Sandor Straus, President and Treasurer
Faye Straus, Vice President and Secretary



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