The Schooner Foundation believes in the fundamental right to a life with dignity, opportunity, and access to resources.
Founded in 1998, the Schooner Foundation strives to advance human rights by leveraging funds where there is the greatest need and opportunity, both domestically and internationally. The Foundation partners with exemplary organizations focused on human rights & social justice, global health, education, economic opportunity, peace & security, environmental conservation, investigative journalism, and campaign finance reform. We award grants to non-profit organizations that excel in their fields of expertise, who share our values of trust, integrity and respect, and whose programs are aligned with our core funding areas. We work with our grantees to provide guidance, advocate on issues, and foster strategic collaborations. The Schooner Foundation funds general operational support, project-based grants, and fellowships.