Firedoll Foundation

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Firedoll Foundation

Sandor Straus and Faye Straus "are unrepentant liberals who met in Berkeley during Senator Eugene McCarthy's campaign for the Presidency in 1968. Faye received her B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley that year. Sandor completed his Ph.D. in Mathematics at Berkeley in 1972...

"In 1993, Sandor and Faye set up the donor-advised "Straus Family Fund" with the San Francisco Foundation. In 1998, they launched the privately funded, Firedoll Foundation. Named after their cats Fireworks and Dolly, The Firedoll Foundation helps non-profits fight the good fight for environmental conservation and justice, immigrant rights, community development, Mid-East peace, and offers support for those affected by traumatic brain injury.

"Neil Sims, Program Officer for Firedoll Foundation has a background in environmental non-profit work and holds a degree in environmental science." [1]

Provide support for the following causes:

  • Community Development and Entrepreneurship
  • Immigrant Issues and Human Rights
  • Environmental Conservation
  • The Peace Process in the Middle East
  • Services for Survivors of Traumatic Brain Injury

2007 Grants.



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  1. About, Firedoll Foundation, accessed November 15, 2008.