The William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund works collaboratively to improve education for Connecticut's children by supporting school change, informing the public debate on educational issues, and strengthening the involvement of parents and the community in education.

Leading with Equity

William Graustein shares his story about how the Memorial Fund decided on an equity mission as part of the “I Am Family Philanthropy” video series

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Approaches to Equity

To guide us as we work to remove the barriers created by structural racism and poverty, the trustees have adopted a new mission.

In 2016, staff will engage in a learning process to co-create our strategies.


  • Unarmed Truth

    Association of Black Foundation Executives points a way forward for investments in the black community.

  • What is Social Justice Philanthropy?

    Susan Eaton, director of the Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy and author of the Children in Room E4, shares her insight.

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