How We Work
At the Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation, we practice active philanthropy, aligning with grantees, nonprofits, and philanthropic partners to generate open dialogues, develop models, and replicate successful solutions. We support outstanding leaders with bold ideas and explore innovative approaches that can be tried locally and, if successful, implemented nationally.
- CareerWork$®: We connect young adults from low-income communities to employers in banking and healthcare to create access to lasting careers that help people, employers, and communities succeed.
- Public Education: We support and partner with strong leaders and innovative programs that prepare students to graduate career ready, within the public and career technical education system.
- Social Impact Theatre: We support contemporary theatrical productions in Western states that explore relevant social issues, spark dialogue around differing views, and begin the process of healing.
- Supportive Care: We address the psychological, social, and spiritual needs of patients and their loved ones in tandem with each patient’s clinical treatment. Our deepest partnership is with City of Hope, based in Duarte, California.
We champion bold solutions in public education, supportive care, theatre, and workforce development that provide opportunities for sustainable, positive, and equitable change.
We envision a time when everyone–no matter their income, race, or circumstance–will have the access, support, and opportunity they need to lead healthy, prosperous, and productive lives.
What We Fund
The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation funds programs throughout the United States. Led by our collaborative approach, we actively choose organizational partners who are aligned with the priorities in each of our focus areas. We do not accept unsolicited letters of inquiry or proposals.
We are optimistic because we believe in the power of individuals to transform their lives and communities in positive ways.
We collaborate with others because when we all work together for the greater good, the outcomes are stronger, and the impact ripples.
We believe in taking a chance on good ideas–to try something and even fail–as this is often the best way to learn and create opportunity for those in need.
We empower individuals to become self-reliant change agents and build momentum for others, working for stronger communities where everyone thrives.