Krupp Family Foundation




Tax ID:


Tax-Exempt Status:


Budget (2019):

Revenue: $2,505,779
Expenses: $3,144,050
Assets: $1,339,011




Private Foundation


Liana Krupp

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Krupp Family Foundation is a Boston, Massachusetts-based private foundation that supports various left-of-center causes, the arts, and organizations working on food insecurity. Founded in 1995 by real estate and finance mogul George Krupp and his wife Lizbet, the foundation also awards grants to a number of Jewish cultural organizations in the Boston area, as well as partnering with the Jewish LGBT advocacy organization Keshet. 1

Following a report on grant efficiency from the Center for Effective Philanthropy, foundation president Liana Krupp switched the organization’s grant model from a single-year to a three-year cycle, with the aim of giving the recipients long-term project stability. 2


In 2019, Krupp Family Foundation provided a $50,000 grant to reproductive services and abortion provider Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), and a $25,000 grant to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). It also provided a $25,000 grant to GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD, which is a partner of GLAAD) as well as $250,000 in support to the Jewish LGBT advocacy group Keshet. 3

Krupp Family Foundation also gave $25,000 in grant money to the environmentalist law firm Earthjustice (formerly known as the Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund), $202,000 to the urban renewal program Urban Guild, and $1 million to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, which was its largest grant recipient that year. 4

Krupp Family Foundation partners with several organizations to address food insecurity in the Boston area, granting $253,000 to Fresh Truck and its partner About Fresh. About Fresh provides lower-income recipients with reloadable debit-style cards that can be used to purchase food from the Fresh Truck locations throughout the city. 5

Krupp Family Foundation also provided a $100,000 grant to the Pennsylvania-based Mon Valley Initiative, which works for economic renewal of communities located near the Monongahela and Youghiogheny rivers region of that state. 6


George D. Krupp is the co-founder and co-chairman of the Berkshire Group, a Boston-based real estate and financial investment firm. In addition to being a trustee of the Boston Symphony and the former campaign chair of Combined Jewish Philanthropies, Krupp is a former Jewish day camp teacher, and co-founder of the Gann Academy. 7

Lizbet Krupp is the former chair of the board of advisors for Rose Art Museum, as well as trustee emeritus of the Boston Ballet. George and Lizbet have made numerous individual contributions to the political campaigns of Democratic candidates. These include unsuccessful House candidate Robbie Goldstein (D-MA), Sen. Mark Kelly (D-AZ) in 2020, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), and Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA). 8

In 2015, George and Lizbet Krupp established an $11.25 million donation-matching fund to help lower-income families pay tuition for five Jewish day camps in the Boston area. 9

Liana Krupp is president of the Krupp Family Foundation, as well as a board member of Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Leadership Council, and Keshet. A former fashion stylist and writer for Interview magazine, she also was a leader in the design of the “#Techstyle” and “Gender Bending” exhibitions displayed at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. 10


  1. “Friends+Partners.” Krupp Family Foundation. Accessed September 27, 2021.
  2. Krupp, Liana. “On Trust & Risk: Providing Multi-Year Grants for Nonprofits’ General Operations.” E Jewish Philanthropy. October 28, 2020. Accessed September 27, 2021.
  3. “Krupp Family Foundation.” Accessed September 27, 2021.
  4.  “Krupp Family Foundation.” Accessed September 27, 2021.
  5. “Fresh Connect.” About Fresh. Accessed September 27, 2021.
  6. “What We Do.” Mon Valley Initiative. Accessed September 27, 2021.
  7. “Board of Trustees Elects New Members…” April 11, 2012. Accessed September 27, 2021.
  8. “Raphael Warnock’s Campaign Committee Receives $5,800 from Lizbeth Krupp.” DeKalb (GA) News. April 14, 2021. Accessed September 27, 2021.
  9.  Pattani, Aneri. “$11.25 Million Fund to Help Five Jewish Day Schools.” Boston Globe. January 23, 2015. Accessed September 27, 2021.
  10. “Liana Krupp.” NEFA. Accessed September 27, 2021.
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: December - November
  • Tax Exemption Received: January 1, 2006

  • Available Filings

    Period Form Type Total revenue Total functional expenses Total assets (EOY) Total liabilities (EOY) Unrelated business income? Total contributions Program service revenue Investment income Comp. of current officers, directors, etc. Form 990
    2019 Dec Form PF $2,505,779 $3,144,050 $1,339,011 $1 $0 $0 $0 $0
    2015 Dec Form PF $119,810 $161,143 $2,532,840 $1 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2014 Dec Form PF $498,067 $298,591 $3,152,590 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2013 Dec Form PF $301,275 $503,401 $3,381,464 $200,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2012 Dec Form PF $645,811 $501,844 $3,212,163 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2011 Dec Form PF $388,528 $503,196 $2,844,957 $250,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF

    Additional Filings (PDFs)

    Krupp Family Foundation

    BOSTON, MA 02108-3107