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.