The Phyllis Margolius Family Foundation is committed to investing in people, programs, organizations and ideas to strengthen the greater Washington, DC Jewish and non-Jewish community and Israel.
The Foundation makes grants to local Jewish and non-Jewish charitable causes in the Washington DC community and actively seeks opportunities to leverage foundation resources through partnerships with other foundations and non-profit organizations. The Foundation provides resources to encourage participation by members of the local Jewish Community in multiple Jewish organizations and activities and activities; and provides funds for Washington based programs that support the State of Israel.
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The Foundation pursues its mission by:
The Foundation was established in memory of Phyllis Margolius – a native Washingtonian, a natural altruist and philanthropist and an ardent supporter of the Washington DC community as a whole and Israel. The Foundation’s vision is inspired by her legacy. We are motivated by her lifelong commitment to this community, Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World) and Phyllis’ integrity, values, willingness to take a risk to accomplish goals she believed in, her love of life, and her uncanny ability to bring people together to help the community and her commitment to solve problems and fulfill unmet needs in the community.