The Overbrook Foundation


The Overbrook Foundation was established in New York in 1948 by Helen and Frank Altschul. The Foundation currently advances its mission through two programs: Environment and Human Rights.  Both programs support organizations in the United States and Latin America.


We’re Hiring!

Please see the Environment Program Assistant job description below for more details.

Photo Credit: Earthworks

Photo Credit: Earthworks

Photo Credit: New York Civil Liberties Union

Photo Credit: New York Civil Liberties Union


Through its Environment Program, the Foundation supports projects focusing on biodiversity conservation in Latin America, and sustainable production and consumption in the United States. Several grants are also awarded for specific climate change initiatives and organizations using media to increase public awareness of environmental issues. Finally, the environment program launched a new portfolio in 2014 focused on movement building.

The Environment Program is looking for a Program Assistant to join our team! Please see the job description here.


Domestically, the Human Rights program currently focuses on supporting organizations that are working to build a human rights movement in the United States, promoting marriage equality, advocating for reproductive justice and challenging the undue influence of money in politics. Internationally, the human rights program has traditionally supported organizations operating in Latin America that defend human rights defenders at risk and advance gender rights (including sexual and reproductive health and rights, and LGBT rights). 


Header Photo: Courtesy of UPROSE