Our Approach

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.

  • Economic Opportunity: We advance solutions that expand equitable access to economic opportunity through a focus on workforce development programs and career technical education.
  • Supportive Care for Life-Threatening Diseases: We work to expand access to care programs that specialize in addressing the psychosocial, clinical, and spiritual needs of patients and their loved ones facing cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
  • Social Impact Theatre: We proudly recognize organizations that are intentional and innovative in engaging with their audiences around these issues, and are committed to reaching new audiences. We support theatres in Western states that are igniting positive changes in their communities through the programming they bring to life on stage

Our Mission

We believe that everyone deserves access to systems and solutions that expand economic opportunity, supportive care for life-threatening illnesses, and the transformative power of the arts.

What We Fund

What We Fund

What We Fund

Our Guiding Values


We see our grantees as partners and strive to ensure all the strengths and assets available are brought to bear for the greater good so that innovation flourishes, the outcomes are stronger and the impact ripples.


Our sense of optimism about what is possible encourages us to take chances on good ideas–to try something and even fail–as this is often the best way to learn and create change.

Access & Equity

We believe that individuals deserve personal and systemic opportunities to access what they need to lead healthy and economically stable lives. We understand that people and communities need different forms of access so we pay attention to equitable solutions.