About the Foundation

The Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation was founded in 2007 to create and support strategies for eliminating obstacles facing marginalized populations in order to reach gender and racial equity. We focus on improving the lives of women and girls and promoting educational equality for all community members.


Grant Program

The Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation Scholarship awards grants to nonprofit organizations primarily in the Monterey Bay Peninsula and Santa Cruz. Program areas are constructed by looking at each of the barriers that women and girls face and funding a solution for them. The Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals.


Our Inspiration

“I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.”

Audre Lorde

“We’ve begun to raise daughters more like sons… but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters.”

Gloria Steinem

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Dominant groups often go unchallenged in society, and their power and privilege goes unexamined.”

Jackson Katz

“The way we imagine discrimination or disempowerment often is more complicated for people who are subjected to multiple forms of exclusion. The good news is that intersectionality provides us a way to see it.”

Kimberlé Crenshaw

“If it would destroy a 12-year-old boy to be called a girl, what are we then teaching him about girls?”

Tony Porter

“And there comes a time when we must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but one must take it because it is right.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.