At The Greenbaum Foundation, we focus our funding primarily on innovative 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 and gender based violence; fighting child abuse, neglect, and the trafficking of children and youth for sex and labor; stopping forced prostitution and the mutilations and deaths of children caused by body parts harvesting and ritual sacrifices.
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 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. We also engage in global efforts to reduce the number of homeless pets.
Established in 1991, the Foundation became fully operational in 1999, and has been funded by Jim Greenbaum, its Managing Director. Since inception, the Foundation has granted in excess of twenty-five million dollars to a wide range of projects all over the world. Annual grants have been running around two million dollars, but will be increasing soon to somewhere between three and five million dollars. The Foundation does not seek donations from the public; nor does it accept unsolicited proposals for funding.
The Greenbaum Foundation is a USA based 501(c)(3) Private Grant-Making Foundation
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