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75 Years of Advancing Human Rights and Conserving the Natural Environment

About Us

The Overbrook Foundation partners with innovative and impactful organizations to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges in the areas of the environment and human rights. From playing a pivotal role in securing marriage equality in the United States to helping organize the first People's Climate March, the Foundation has pursued its mission with a blend of passion, pragmatism, humility, and hope since our founding in 1948.

Grantee Voices

Asociación de Comunidades Forestales de Petén (ACOFOP) employs a community forestry model to manage more than 500,000 hectares of forest in the largest protected natural area in Guatemala and the largest forest reserve in Mesoamerica.

Why is ACOFOP so successful in engaging local communities to help manage tropical forests and fight deforestation?

ACOFOP’s success lies in empowering local communities and supporting them to generate resources to manage forests in a sustainable way. Community-managed forests have proven to be the best way to avoid deforestation and be a natural solution to climate change.

Sergion Guzman

Project Manager, ACOFOP


Through our Environment and Human Rights programs, the Foundation provides funding, coordination, and other support to leaders at the forefront of addressing the climate crisis, conserving our coastal areas and forests, protecting democracy, advancing reproductive health, rights, and justice, and promoting human rights in Latin America.

A Leader in Family Philanthropy Since 1948

The Foundation's grant-making has spanned across education, the arts, media, health care, Jewish causes, human rights, the environment, and other areas of focus since its inception.


Individual non-profit organizations funded

$240 Million+

Total grants made to support the environment, human rights, and other issues

75 Years

Of grant-making, advocacy, and other support to address some of the world’s greatest challenges