Kraft Family philanthropies
Family Platforms
Mission
 The Kraft family has a long history of making philanthropic investments that support a vision of social justice. Through the years, the family has given hundreds of millions of dollars to nonprofits in support of service to the community. That tradition continues today through the Kraft Family Foundation and its philanthropic investments, which are governed by the principle of creating equity for our most vulnerable populations. The Kraft Family Foundation supports initiatives that provide equity, create opportunities, facilitate social and economic mobility and create social safety nets where they do not currently exist.
Description
 Robert and Myra Kraft each came from families that taught and practiced the principles of philanthropy. Fifty years ago, they began their own mission of philanthropy and taught their children the importance and value of giving back. Today, with more than $500 million in donations from the Kraft family and their foundations, the power of philanthropy has been felt by youth and families around the world by assisting programs that foster cultural diversity and understanding, education attainment, personal empowerment, career opportunities and health for all.
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Endowments: In 2015, KFF pledged $20 million to Harvard Business School (HBS) to establish the Kraft Precision Medicine Accelerator, an initiative to pursue programs to realize the potential of precision medicine in care of cancer and other serious diseases.

Established more than three dozen permanent endowments at educational, health care and social service organizations.

 

Catalyst Gifts: Over the past seven years, the Kraft Family Foundation has provided more than $12.5 million in catalyst opportunities, supporting close to 100 nonprofit organizations focused on anti-violence efforts, educational opportunity, quality healthcare access, workplace development and more.

Kraft Family/Patriots Player Collaborative Fund: In June 2020, the Kraft family announced the creation of a new fund, which has distributed $1 million to 10 local organizations fighting for equity, working to end systemic racism and creating meaningful change in the community. The recipients were chosen by the Kraft family in collaboration with Patriots players. Recipients included: Greater Boston Legal Services, Tech Goes Home, Louis D. Brown Peace Institute, Rain Immigrant Center and Becoming a Main, among others.

Other: Kraft teamed up with Charlie Baker to secure 1.8 million respirator masks for frontline workers in Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island during the early stages of COVID-19.

Mission
The Foundation to Combat Anti-Semitism catalyzes dynamic new solutions to stop the age-old hatred advanced by those who seek the elimination of Judaism and the Jewish people and the modern movement to destroy the world’s only Jewish State. The foundation’s vision is a world where people of conscience unite to end anti-Semitism once and for all.
Description
When Robert Kraft was awarded the Genesis Prize in June 2019, he announced the Foundation to Combat Anti-Semitism. The foundation has been funded at approximately $50 million since its inception, including $20 million from Robert Kraft. Other donors have also made generous commitments to FCAS totaling approximately $30 million. The foundation focuses on positively impacting attitudes of young people around the world, leveraging social media to deliver educational campaigns and spur action by people of all backgrounds. Working with a network of global partners, the foundation helps drive effective rapid response to hate as well as proactive campaigns that galvanize popular support for Jews and the Jewish State.
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Together Beat Hate: [tbh] is a movement that encourages young people of all backgrounds to join the fight against all forms of hatred. We believe the only effective, systematic way to overcome hatred, prejudice, and bias is to build bridges between peoples and communities through direct engagement and compassionate, impactful education.