As a philanthropic organization, the Memorial Fund’s most appropriate role is driven first by the dual charges in our mission to achieve equity in education by working with those affected and by inspiring all to end racism and poverty. Secondarily, we…+
Justice Literacy Blog
Justice Literacy is the Memorial Fund’s signature program that engages staff and the communities we serve in learning experiences meant to deepen our shared understanding of how to work together to create equity in education and a more just, inclusive society.
Through continued education on intersectional issues related to education, culture, race and class, we become better equipped to take on the difficult and necessary work of transforming our local communities and our state.
The past five years have been a process of inquiry, discovery, reflection, and setting our eyes upon a new prize- achieving equity in education while being explicit about the impact of racism and poverty.+
The William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund is a family foundation dedicated to achieving equity in education by working with those affected and inspiring all to end racism and poverty.+
The Racial Equity Training and Support Grant provides up to $10,000 for groups interested in either engaging in a training about structural racism, creating spaces for racial affinity groups, or seeking to build upon a previous racial equity training.+
Exhibit and Discussion Featuring work by artist Rhinold Ponder.+
The William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund announces the appointment of William "Billy" Johnson as the Director of Educational Strategy. "I am pleased that Billy has agreed to take on this new position, to help us continue to evolve our strategies for…+
We stand with all those working to ensure the safety, stability, and accessible pathways to citizenship for Dreamers and those registered with DACA. As a family foundation founded by the son of a youth immigrant to this country, we believe that the…+
The Trustees and Staff of the William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund unequivocally, and without exception, reject the mythology of white supremacy and the white nationalism which seems to be embraced by the current President and his administration. Unlike…+
As we are two years into our new Mission, we are quite often asked, “What have you learned and where is it taking you?” Two years into college, a major is chosen in order to focus on what the rest of the learning journey is going to look like. Although…+