Since 1998, we have been passionate about improving the lives of those in need, especially low-income youth.

Larry and Joyce Stupski started the Foundation over two decades ago with a staff of consultants in more than 30 urban school districts around the country to support bold thinking in K-12 education reform. They worked tirelessly with superintendents, state policymakers, nonprofits, and education administrators throughout the system to improve leadership capabilities and drive substantial systematic changes that would ultimately transform students’ lives. One of their greatest gifts to the field is the large alumni group of grantees and employees who continue working as high performance leaders in public education system reform across the country. 

While we celebrated successes over the past few decades, the Stupski Foundation recently redefined our mission and determined how best to have significant impact as a philanthropic organization. The resulting strategy repositions the Foundation as a grantmaking organization intent on spending down at least $300 million of the Foundation’s assets over the next ten years. We believe that operating as a limited-life foundation will be a tremendous opportunity to commit to longer-term, more flexible, and more holistic investments with a select cohort of grantee-partners.

Inspired by our collective vision, the Stupski Foundation will continue its dedication to improving the lives of people in the San Francisco Bay Area and Hawaii by significantly addressing the following issues: ending hunger; dramatically improving the life outcomes of low-income youth; and fundamentally transforming end of life care. We will also provide support to our local communities in the San Francisco Bay Area and Hawaii for organizations that fall outside of our three funding areas. We know that vibrant civic organizations are critical to the success of every member of our community.