About the Fund

Gaia Fund is a San Francisco-based family foundation that began awarding charitable grants in 1995. It was established by Christine Russell and Mark Schlesinger, who serve as its sole trustees and, additionally, set grantmaking priorities. Susan R. Clark is the Fund's Director of Programs.

As of December 31, 2016, Gaia Fund has distributed grants totaling $15,907,220, and has net assets of approximately $46 million.

Gaia Fund is a member of Exponent Philanthropy, Environmental Grantmakers Association, Jewish Funders Network, Northern California Grantmakers, Sustainable Agriculture and Food System Funders, and California Foodshed Funders.