Through continued education on intersectional issues related to education, culture, race and class, we become better equipped to take on the difficult and necessary work of transforming our local communities and our state.

News, Philanthropy & Nonprofits July 07, 2020

Job Opening at the Memorial Fund: Communications Specialist

WCGMF seeks a part time Communications Specialist to assist with communications work and advocacy work oriented toward helping to create a more just and equitable society.

June 16, 2020

Connecticut Antiracism & Social Justice Resources

This is a list of resources and groups that are engaged in antiracist work and social justice work, with the hope of transforming Connecticut into a state where all people are valued and can thrive.

News, Events, Culture & Society, Philanthropy & Nonprofits June 08, 2020

America's Problem: A Call to Action to Our Peers in Philanthropy

The William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund believes unequivocally that Black Lives Matter.

News, Culture & Society, Philanthropy & Nonprofits March 20, 2020


The William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund is offering immediate support to communities in Connecticut responding to current events related to COVID-19.

News, Culture & Society, Philanthropy & Nonprofits March 14, 2020

Responsive Grants and Discretionary Grants Available to Respond to COVID-19 Pandemic

During this time of deep concern regarding the virus COVID-19, commonly called novel coronavirus, The William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund wishes to remind its grantees and the Connecticut community that Responsive Grants and Discretionary Grants are…

News, Culture & Society, Philanthropy & Nonprofits March 11, 2020


As philanthropy, and the rest of the world, for that matter, adjust to a new virus environment, along with lots of other realities, AAPIP has compiled a short list of recommended articles and resources about COVID-19. You have undoubtedly read quite a few…

News March 09, 2020

Application for Stand Against Racism Grants Now Available

The application for small grants for the YWCA's 14th Annual Stand Against Racism is now available.

News, Philanthropy & Nonprofits January 08, 2020

A New Year's Note from Our Executive Director, David Addams

As a philanthropic organization, the Memorial Fund’s most appropriate role is driven first by the dual charges in our mission to achieve equity in education by working with those affected and by inspiring all to end racism and poverty. Secondarily, we…

News, Philanthropy & Nonprofits November 12, 2019

A Note from David Addams, Our Executive Director: An Update on the Memorial Fund’s Equity Journey

The past five years have been a process of inquiry, discovery, reflection, and setting our eyes upon a new prize- achieving equity in education while being explicit about the impact of racism and poverty.

News, Culture & Society May 02, 2019

Justice for Immigrant and Asylum-seeking Families

The William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund supports the demand for justice for immigrant and asylum-seeking families detained and separated at the U.S. border.