Established in 1997 by Pamela and Alan Trefler, the Trefler Foundation is a private foundation with broad philanthropic interests. The Foundation’s overarching mission is to improve the opportunities for young people from urban neighborhoods to develop the skills, knowledge, and values they need to lead productive lives. To achieve this mission, the Foundation focuses its community support on strategies that improve educational success and that help promote community health and wellness. In addition, the Foundation undertakes special initiatives that reflect compelling opportunities for impact.
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The Trefler Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals, nor does it give grants to individuals. Additionally, the Trefler Foundation does not pay institutional overhead or indirect costs.