Sandler Foundation was formed in 1991 by Herb Sandler and Marion Sandler.
Sandler Foundation’s mission is to be a catalyst to strengthen the progressive infrastructure, expose corruption and abuse, advocate for vulnerable and exploited people and environments, and advance scientific research in neglected areas.
As of December 31, 2012, Sandler Foundation had made charitable grants exceeding $600 million, with the majority of the funds distributed since 2006.
The Foundation has established Guiding Principles for Grants, summarizing its operating philosophy. Herb Sandler discusses the foundation’s approach to philanthropy at GiveSmart.org.
Named the Sandler Family Supporting Foundation prior to 2007, Sandler Foundation is a Type 1 supporting organization of the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties.