At The Greenbaum Foundation, we focus our funding primarily on effective and efficient projects working to bring about the end of suffering (human and non-human) in areas of the highest need where the mainstream organizations are not heavily involved and where we feel we can have the most impact. We assist organizations with guidance, networking and funding.
In the human rights arena, we fund a broad range of projects abolishing all forms of modern-day slavery; ending child marriage, female genital cutting, gender based violence, and barriers preventing women from having equal rights; fighting child abuse, neglect, and the trafficking of children and youth for sex and labor; and stopping forced prostitution.
We also support several health initiatives including projects focusing on improving world health by promoting whole foods plant based diets.
In our animal rights work, our portfolio includes projects aimed at increasing the awareness, protection and improvement of the lives of all animals -- ending their use in experimentation; putting an end to their exploitation in entertainment (circuses, zoos, movies, fairs, and inner-city horse carriage rides); exposing the incessant cruelty and suffering taking place daily in the farming industry; ending harmful practices in the horse racing industry, and supporting effective common sense legislative initiatives.
Established in 1991, the Foundation became fully operational in 1999, and has been funded by Jim Greenbaum, its Managing Director. Working alongside Jim in managing the Foundation is Meghan O’Brien Lowery. The combined grants of the Foundation and Jim Greenbaum have exceeded 35 million dollars, and go to a wide range of projects all over the world. Annual grant-making is in excess of three million dollars. The Foundation does not seek donations from the public; nor does it or Jim Greenbaum accept unsolicited proposals for funding.
The Greenbaum Foundation is a US based 501(c)(3) Private Grantmaking Foundation.