The mission of the William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund is to achieve equity in education by working with those affected and inspiring all to end racism and poverty.

This year the William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund turns 25!

Please join us for one, many, or all of our regional 25th Anniversary celebration & reflection events! Enjoy music, food, uplifting atmosphere, story sharing, and community building activities.

Liberation and Healing

Lisa Graustein recently presented on how the process of genocide – actual and symbolic – is woven into the fabric of our nation’s key institutions, including our education system.

Download the presentation »

More Family Reflections »


Letter from Our Executive Director »
As we enter the fourth year of the William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund’s newish Mission, our focus on Equity in Education is mirrored or resounds around us in various ways in philanthropy, America, and Connecticut in particular.

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.

Responsive Grants Invitation »
The Memorial Fund is offering immediate support to communities in Connecticut responding to current and emerging threats, trauma and/or harassment related to manifestations of hate and bias and oppression.