Working in collaboration with organizational partners, the Foundation provides opportunities by creating pathways to training and education that will ultimately lead to an individual’s success. The Foundation is also focused on investing in the arts and preserving culture and history.
The Foundation’s ultimate goal is to ensure that all individuals have access to the basic necessities and are equipped to achieve general economic stability to ensure their personal independence. The Francine A. LeFrak Foundation prides itself in investing in people, on the ground organizations and physical spaces that will aid in the fulfillment of its objective and will positively influence the enhancement of individuals’ talents.
In the pursuit of its mission to help change the lives of those who need an opportunity to achieve success, the Francine A. LeFrak Foundation seeks to partner with like-minded foundations and organizations in order to have the broadest possible impact.
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Francine A. LeFrak is the President of the Francine A. LeFrak Foundation and the Same Sky Foundation Fund. A successful social entrepreneur, women’s rights advocate and philanthropist, Francine founded a trade initiative, Same Sky, to help women who were invisible become visible through the dignity of work. Her work with Same Sky began with survivors of the Rwandan genocide and continued in the US with women who were recently released from prison and needed a second chance. As a social entrepreneur, she has helped hundreds of women and girls to use their talents to find opportunities for success. Through job training programs and providing access to education, her foundations have paved pathways for people to rise out of poverty.