We are a small private foundation whose purpose is to support and empower women to be a positive force in shaping themselves, their families & communities and the environment we share.

Our vision is to think globally and leverage our resources to catalyze innovative efforts where small grants can make a difference. (Most of our grantmaking is to groups with annual budgets of less $1M.

We are grateful to a family member whose generosity allowed us to commence the Foundation in 2006, and we revere that memory by honoring his love of dixieland jazz.

The PRBB Foundation is a member of:

Exponent Philanthropy

Peace and Security Funders Group

Women’s Funding Network

The PRBB Foundation was so honored to receive the Maine School of Modern Music’s first  “Foundation Partner Award”, as part of their 2020 Rock Star Awards!

To understand more of our philosophy, please read these books:

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

A Call to Action:  Women, Religion, Violence and Power by Jimmy Carter