The Marcus Foundation
The Marcus Foundation
Advancing Sustainability and
Enhancing Community Food Resources

Grants and Partnerships


The Marcus Foundation funds primarily in two areas:

  • Assisting organizations that work to increase awareness of hunger as a critical problem and/or deliver food resources to meet critical short-term needs; and
  • Supporting efforts to change underlying structural obstacles and incentives that hinder efforts to bring sustainable practices into the mainstream.

Strategically, the Foundation now serves not only as a financial supporter of organizations, but also as a partner in order to enhance impact and reduce fundraising and operating expenses.

  • We collaborate with other funding organizations to multiply the resources available to grantees.
  • The Foundation serves as a broker between organizations and qualified vendors when this can advance the mission of grantees.
  • We offer the experience of Foundation officers on short-term assignments to tackle specific problems or seize timely opportunities when a grantee needs immediate help and we have the internal capacity to respond.

If you are interested in discussing partnership opportunities and financial collaboration with The Marcus Foundation, please contact us.


Recent grants from The Marcus Foundation have provided funding to organizations such as those listed below.

The Foundation is not currently accepting unsolicited proposals.  Written inquiries regarding matching grants and partnerships in our stated areas of interest are welcome. It may not be possible for us to respond every request.