Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund




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Tax-Exempt Status:


Budget (2019):

Revenue: $10,354,814
Expenses: $16,904,293
Assets: $271,150,514


Non-profit, philanthropic funder




Douglas E. Goldman

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The Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund is a San Francisco-based foundation founded in 1992 founded by Lisa and Douglas Goldman. The foundation makes grants to organizations involved in California.

It supports advocacy for left-of-center positions, including trying to expand and protecting voting eligibility, opposing election-related speech, promoting environmentalist-friendly products, supporting environmentalist policies in the Bay Area, and favoring abortion access.


The Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund was founded in 1992 by Lisa and Douglas Goldman. Douglas Goldman is the son of Levi Strauss heirs. After his father, Richard Goldman, died, his foundation received a third of his father’s approximately $280 million assets. 1

Today, all five of the foundation’s directors are part of the Goldman family. 2 The fund continues to provide philanthropic support for the generally left-leaning policy its founders support. 3


The Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund gives to various organizations, including a number of left-of-center advocacy groups. The Fund has supported liberal election-process groups like the Campaign Legal Center in Washington, D.C. ($75,000) and Fair Elections Center in Washington, D.C. ($40,000); liberal advocacy media including Trace Media, Inc., in Brooklyn, New York ($40,000); environmentalist groups like Dogwood Alliance in Asheville, North Carolina ($50,000), Earthworks in Washington D.C., ($80,000), and United States Public Interest Research Group Education Fund in Denver, Colorado ($40,000); and a number of local Bay Area organizations including Tennis Coalition of San Francisco, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, and United Way of Northern California. 4


Douglas E. Goldman is the president of the Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund. He was an emergency physician for some time. Goldman is the chairman and founder of a business technology company aimed at enhancing business meetings. 5

He is also currently a trustee of the Walter and Elise Haas Fund and sits on the board of the San Francisco Emergency Physicians’ Association, the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley, the Harold Hartog School of Government and Policy at Tel-Aviv University, the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley, the Goldman Environmental Foundation, and the Goldman Prize jury. 6


  1. “Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund.” Inside Philanthropy. Inside Philanthropy, September 13, 2021.
  2. “Board & Staff.” Lisa Douglas Goldman Fund . Accessed April 28, 2022.
  3. “Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund.” Inside Philanthropy. Inside Philanthropy, September 13, 2021.
  4. “Recent Grants.” Lisa Douglas Goldman Fund Our Grants Comments. Accessed September 30, 2019.
  5. “Doug Goldman.” The Jewish Graduate Student Initiative. Accessed April 28, 2022.
  6. “Doug Goldman.” The Jewish Graduate Student Initiative. Accessed April 28, 2022.

Donation Recipients

  1. ACLU of Northern California (Non-profit)
  2. American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Foundation (Non-profit)
  3. American Jewish World Service (Non-profit)
  4. Americans United for Separation of Church and State (Non-profit)
  5. As You Sow (Non-profit)
  6. Campaign to Keep Guns Off Campus (Non-profit)
  7. Center for American Progress (CAP) (Non-profit)
  8. Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) (Non-profit)
  9. Center for Environmental Health (Non-profit)
  10. Center For Reproductive Rights (Non-profit)
  11. Civic Nation (Non-profit)
  12. Commonwealth Club of California (Non-profit)
  13. Community Initiatives (Non-profit)
  14. Declaration for American Democracy (Non-profit)
  15. Democracy Initiative Education Fund (Non-profit)
  16. Demos (Non-profit)
  17. Dogwood Alliance (Non-profit)
  18. Earthworks (Non-profit)
  19. Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence (EFSGV) (Non-profit)
  20. Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) (Non-profit)
  21. Environmental Grantmakers Association (Non-profit)
  22. Every Voice Center (Non-profit)
  23. Feminist Majority Foundation (Non-profit)
  24. Funders for Reproductive Equity (Non-profit)
  25. Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (Non-profit)
  26. Green America (Non-profit)
  27. Health Care Without Harm (Non-profit)
  28. Healthy Building Network (Non-profit)
  29. Hopewell Fund (Non-profit)
  30. League of Women Voters Education Fund (LWVEF) (Non-profit)
  31. MapLight (Non-profit)
  32. Media Matters for America (Non-profit)
  33. Medical Students for Choice (Non-profit)
  34. MomsRising Education Fund (Non-profit)
  35. NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation (Non-profit)
  36. National Abortion Federation (NAF) (Non-profit)
  37. National Network of Abortion Funds (Non-profit)
  38. Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) (Non-profit)
  39. NEO Philanthropy (Non-profit)
  40. New Israel Fund (Non-profit)
  41. New Venture Fund (NVF) (Non-profit)
  42. Nonprofit VOTE (Non-profit)
  43. Faith In Action (PICO National Network) (Non-profit)
  44. Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) (Non-profit)
  45. Prosperity Now (formerly Corporation for Enterprise Development) (Non-profit)
  46. Provide (Non-profit)
  47. Rainforest Action Network (RAN) (Non-profit)
  48. Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment (Non-profit)
  49. San Francisco Foundation (Non-profit)
  50. Social Good Fund (Non-profit)
  51. Sojourners (Non-profit)
  52. Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) (Non-profit)
  53. Story of Stuff Project (Non-profit)
  54. Teach for America (Non-profit)
  55. The Trace (Non-profit)
  56. Tides Canada Foundation (Non-profit)
  57. TransformCA (Non-profit)
  58. Violence Policy Center (VPC) (Non-profit)
  59. William J. Brennan Center for Justice (Non-profit)
  60. Women’s Voices for the Earth (Non-profit)
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: December - November
  • Tax Exemption Received: May 1, 1994

  • 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 $10,354,814 $16,904,293 $271,150,514 $4,961,905 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2015 Dec Form PF $18,196,689 $12,380,711 $219,166,724 $-5,691,754 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2014 Dec Form PF $23,258,677 $14,004,408 $213,080,150 $-27,289,093 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2013 Dec Form PF $38,000,402 $11,654,902 $206,285,823 $-33,082,308 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2012 Dec Form PF $97,495,288 $9,834,803 $179,323,888 $-7,232,658 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2011 Dec Form PF $66,573,245 $4,376,452 $92,845,754 $3,636,415 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF

    Additional Filings (PDFs)

    Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94104-4534