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. As of December 31, 2019, Gaia Fund has distributed
grants totaling $21,678,012 and had net assets of
approximately $49 million.
Gaia Fund is a member of Bay Area Democracy Funders, Exponent Philanthropy, Environmental
Grantmakers Association, Funders' Committee for Civic Participation, Jewish
Funders Network, Northern
California Grantmakers, Sustainable Agriculture and Food System Funders,
and California Foodshed Funders.