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.

Grant Opportunities

The Memorial Fund is excited to invite groups to apply for a grant in one of our three Program Focus Areas: Building Community Power Grants, Disrupting Institutional Inequity, Transforming Key Systems.

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.

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Statement on Police Shootings in Connecticut »
We believe the extrajudicial police killing of people, especially Black and Brown people, is the direct result of generations of institutionalized racism permeating the structure, practices and policies of police departments and the criminal justice system as a whole.

Justice for Immigrant and Asylum-seeking Families »
Reunify families. Stop the incarceration of migrant children. End all zero-tolerance policies.