About The Foundation

The Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation was founded in 2008.

The mission of the Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation is to create and support strategies for eliminating obstacles facing marginalized populations, in order to reach gender and racial equity.

The Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation believes that intersectionality is an essential principle in all of our work and we intentionally prioritize women, girls, and gender-expansive individuals of color throughout all our programming.

The Foundation focuses on the following program areas:

  • Gender Equity and Intersectional Feminism, in an effort to improve the lives of women and girls (including cis women and girls, trans women and girls, and nonbinary, gender nonconforming, and genderqueer people);
  • Education, in an effort to ensure equal access to education for all community members.

The Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation currently awards grants to nonprofit organizations that serve people and communities in Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties (also known as the tribal lands of the Amah Mutsun, Ohlone, Chalon, Awaswas, and Esselen nations), and occasionally the Greater San Francisco Bay Area. Organizations may be considered outside of this region on a discretionary basis. Grants are restricted to the United States. We do not accept unsolicited proposals.

The Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation is a registered 501c3 non-profit.