Mission & Philosophy


Our Vision

The Daphne Foundation envisions a world of thriving communities living in peace, dignity, and justice. 

Our Mission

The Daphne Foundation invests in organizations that empower community residents directly affected by poverty, violence and discrimination to develop solutions that result in a more equitable, fair, and peaceful New York City.

We Are Committed To Supporting Organizations That: 

  • Are Community Based Organizations in New York City
  • Are Dedicated to Community Leaders
  • Address Community Concerns as defined by Community Members
  • Promote strategies for systemic or institutional change

Please note that we are not accepting grant applications at this time.   We are sorry we cannot be of help to your organization at this time.  We encourage you to visit the Foundation Center for possible sources of funding.

The Daphne Foundation is directed by Abigail Disney, Pierre Hauser, Leah Doyle, Deborah Howes, Yvonne L. Moore and Ingrid Benedict (director).