About Us

About the Frankel Family Foundation

The Frankel Family Foundation (FFF) was established in 2002. The Foundation owes its existence and inspiration to Bud Frankel, who inherited a spirit of giving and helping others from his immigrant parents.

The Frankel Family Foundation supports organizations working in the environment. We are particularly interested in supporting organizations that are taking a leadership role in high impact, grassroots organizing and advocacy to change government funding and policy in the United States in favor of sustainable energy and decreasing carbon emissions on a significant scale.

The Foundation also invests in work supporting refugees and asylum seekers. With a growing number of displaced and detained individuals at the Southern border, we are deeply concerned about the gross injustices immigrants and refugees experience daily. Our support has a particular emphasis on public policy reform, access to legal representation, and communications to change public opinion and influence policy.

Because the Frankel Family Foundation is informed and inspired by Jewish values and the concept of ‘tzedak’, meaning justice or what is right, we will continue to engage in “Jewish” giving, supporting organizations that inform and strengthen the Jewish community, combat antisemitism and hatred, and promote a democratic and peaceful Israel as a homeland for Jews and all who live there.