Q. How do I apply for a grant?

A. Given our small staff and the breadth of organizations we manage and support, we do not accept unsolicited proposals at this time.

Q. What types of organizations get grants?
We have historically had four areas of work:

  • Environmental Health and Justice
    • Grants to address the impact of chemicals on human and ecological health, and to develop and strengthen an integrated global environmental health and justice movement.
  • Bolinas Community Projects
    • Grants that contribute to the well-being of the small coastal community of Bolinas, California, where Jenifer Altman spent the last years of her life.
  • Commonweal
    • Jenifer Altman had a strong desire to ensure continued support of Commonweal's work. JAF makes a sustaining grant to Commonweal each year.
  • Special Projects
    • Some grants simply do not fit within the parameters of our funding priorities, but present a unique opportunity and reflect the ethos of the Foundation.  Please see our grants list here.

Q. What programs do you manage?
A. JAF works with individual donors, small and large foundations on portfolios centered around environmental health and justice issues (global, regional and domestic). Please go to this page to learn more about our collaborations.

Q. Where is JAF?
A. The Jenifer Altman Foundation is located in the Thoreau Center for Sustainability, in the Presidio of San Francisco.

Q. Who is Jenifer?
A. Jenifer Altman established the Foundation before her passing in 1991. Read more about Jenifer and her legacy here.