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Pursuing Just and inclusive societies

Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies strives for a future in which the United States and Israel live up to their highest ideals and achieve more just and inclusive societies.

In the U.S., we work to advance racial, gender and economic equity as well as to foster a more joyful and diverse Jewish community. In Israel, we work toward a secure homeland for the Jewish people, a thriving democracy and an inclusive society that cares for its most vulnerable.

We aim to drive and support long-term systemic change through investments in leaders, organizations and U.S. public policy.


Our work is inspired by our founders’ deep commitment to Jewish ethics, values and lessons. We ground our philanthropic vision in our commitment to the pursuit of justice (tzedek), repairing the world (tikkun olam), treating all people with civility and humanity (derekh eretz) and building inclusive communities. These values shape the beliefs that inform our investments and define how we approach our work.


We seek to create a society that is more equitable, inclusive and respectful of all people. We work with partners from diverse backgrounds, faiths, perspectives and orientations to challenge structural inequity and bias and address the needs of marginalized communities in the US and Israel.


We work toward real change by investing in organizations and leaders able to meaningfully address entrenched challenges and complex problems. We recognize change takes time and base our investments in on-the-ground realities and evidence about what works.


We see possibility rather than impossibility in our work. We invest in our relationships and honor the milestones on the road to achieving meaningful change. We bring compassion to our work and a commitment to learning from our successes and failures.


We recognize our grantees and partners face incredible challenges every day, and no one has all the answers. We strive to listen deeply, engage with and learn from diverse perspectives, and act respectfully, from a place of purpose, not ego.


We believe we can go further by working together to generate solutions. We actively collaborate and build partnerships with grantees, funders and the people we serve. We constantly seek to improve and proactively share what we learn, with our partners and the fields in which we work.

Diversity Statement

Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies values diversity, equity and inclusion in its employment practices, in the organizations it supports and in all of its endeavors.
We believe that an understanding of and an appreciation for differences—age, disability, sex, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and prior incarceration status—lead to healthy and inclusive communities. 
We believe that by respecting all people and hearing and embracing all voices—by celebrating our shared humanity—we make better decisions for ourselves and with the communities we serve.

Get to know Us

Learn more about how we bring our mission and values to life.

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Our Story

Led by the Schusterman family, our funding began over three decades ago. While our work has evolved, the values that guide us remain the same.

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Our Approach

We believe our multifaceted approach will help us support and drive systemic change and contribute to building a more just and inclusive society.

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Our Team

Our staff includes over 160 talented experts, leaders and collaborators who work in deep partnership with our grantees to make our work possible.