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Our Grant Recipients

Our Initiatives

The EACH Foundation

  • "E.A.C.H.": Education, Environment, Art, Animals, Children, Community, Health and Homelessness. 

  • Radically inclusive group of 45 volunteer grant-makers enjoying the free and universal gift of giving.

  • 501(c)3 foundation granting out all assets by end of 2020; four years of maximum volunteer grant-making.

  • Ignoring the IRS 5% minimum mandate, realizing the money is owned by the community, not by the family which established the foundation, giving out more than 20% per year.

  • Zero labor costs, no employees, no brick and mortar offices, 834 unique public charities impacted. 

  • Originally a family foundation established in 1955 (The Wallace A. Gerbode Foundation; over $200 million given away since inception; saved the Marin Headlands from development, as well as Angel Island in the San Francisco Bay, and Diamond Head in Hawaii).

  • Re-organized in 2009 by Lionel Shaw, president and founder, as a community foundation empowering everyday people with the Gift of Giving, elevating and transforming their lives.  

  • Origins dating back to Hawaiian missionary heritage (cf., Alexander & Baldwin, Inc.).

  • $9.35 million granted to over 834 nonprofits since May 2016; over 2000 checks written by 45 volunteers. 

  • Quarterly public meetings spotlighting six recipient grantees in a "TEDx-style" format.


The EACH Foundation board of directors is grateful to our 50+ donors who have made this opportunity possible, especially our main benefactor the Wallace A. Gerbode Foundation (named after our founder's uncle who died in 1954 while attending Stanford University).

Executive Officers

Lionel Shaw - President & Founder

Steve Talan - Operations

Lisa McKay - Treasurer

Tom Shepard - Marketing Chair

Jack Steffen - Community Outreach

Alex Gault - Ombudsman at Large


EACH Foundation
50 California Street, 15th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111

Tax ID 47-5180584

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