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.

New Grant Opportunities

The Memorial Fund is excited to invite groups to apply for a grant in one of our three Program Focus Areas.

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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The Memorial Fund is Hiring
a Grants Manager »

The Grants Manager will support the coordination and documentation of all grantmaking programs from point of application through approval and completion of grants.

Stand Against Racism Mini-Grants »
The Memorial Fund invites you to apply for a small grant to support activities and events related to YWCA’s Stand Against Racism, taking place on April 25-28, 2019.

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.