The Scherman Foundation

The Scherman Foundation stands in solidarity with the movement for Black lives and against police violence and terror.

We recognize the systemic racism and economic and social inequity in which our country is so deeply rooted, and the pain and injustice it has caused in Black, Indigenous, and People of Color communities.

We pledge to listen and learn from you—our grantees, colleagues, and allies—as we strive to become more anti-racist in practice.

As we seek to be stronger allies in dismantling white supremacy, the Foundation will support the leadership of frontline communities of color, trusting them (you) to define the right questions and solutions.

If you have thoughts, ideas, or needs, please reach out. We hope you will join us, and hold us accountable.

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Katharine S. and Axel G. Rosin Fund

The Scherman Foundation is pleased to announce the 2019 round of Katharine S. and Axel G. Rosin Fund grants, totaling $1,992,000 over three years, to six innovative and high-impact projects in the area of Arts and Strengthening New York Communities. The Rosin Fund is now accepting letters of intent from a limited number of innovative and high-impact projects in the Environment area for multi-year funding in 2020. The application schedule is available here.

The Scherman Foundation continues its core funding in the areas of the Arts, Environment, Governmental Transparency and Accountability, Human Rights and Liberties, Reproductive Rights and Justice, and Strengthening New York Communities.