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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

UPROSE promotes sustainability and resiliency in Brooklyn's Sunset Park neighborhood through community organizing, education, indigenous and youth leadership development, and cultural/artistic expression.

How did UPROSE as a community organization in Brooklyn end up leading to the development of neighborhood renewable energy sources?

UPROSE has deep roots in the community, and all of our work is designed to address their priorities and concerns. Our success with Sunset Park Solar and the Green Resilient Industrial District and the creation of our Climate Justice Center in 2013 has come in direct response to our community’s request that we take on renewable energy as one of four local climate related priorities. 

Elizabeth Yeampierre

Executive Director


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