The Bernard F. and Alva B. Gimbel Foundation, Inc. was incorporated in 1943 as a private, family foundation. The Foundation’s donors had wide ranging philanthropic interests and the Foundation’s original giving guidelines were defined broadly: grants were to be used for “charitable, scientific or educational purposes.” Recent areas of funding include the environment, criminal justice, legal services, economic development and reproductive rights.

Please note: The Foundation has embarked on a spend down process. Details about the timeline and funding priorities moving forward are forthcoming.