- Total Assets: $4,267,946 (2010)
- Grants Awarded: $418,802 (2010)
See also: Peace & Security Funders Group
Established in 1995, the Steiner-King Foundation (SKF) is headed by its trustees—John Steiner, his wife Margo King, and their grown children, Michael Steiner and Elizabeth King.
John Steiner is a networker, organizer, and philanthropist who graduated from Harvard University in 1965. He was a co-founder of the National Commons, a predecessor to the United States Consensus Council (USCC); a founding board member of USCC's Search for Common Ground initiative; a founding member and early leader of the Threshold Foundation; a founding member of the Social Venture Network; and a board chairman of the Center for Dispute Resolution (a.k.a. CDR Associates). Currently, Steiner is the acting board chairman of Reuniting America; a partner with the Transpartisan Center in Washington, DC; and a collaborator with Dr. Robert Fuller in the Dignity Movement. He also has been a large financial supporter of ActBlue, which raises funds for Democratic Party candidates.
Steiner and his wife (who is an artist, spiritual teacher, and former psychotherapist) profess to be “passionately interested in the intersection of the wisdom traditions and social action.” They work closely with the so-called "Great Freedom movement" and believe that a “basic understanding of the inseparability of awareness/clarity/the field of natural intelligence and points of view ... offers a paradigm shift in understanding the nature of mind, reality, and its application to leadership and social change.”
One of the more noteworthy organizations supported by SKF is Sustainable Colorado, which maintains that “human activities since the Industrial Revolution have increased the rate and magnitude” of “global warming” and currently pose “the single greatest threat facing civilization as we know it.” Other SKF grantees include the ACORN Institute, the Common Cause Education Fund, Democracy Now!, the Earth Island Institute, the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Environmental Defense, Free Speech TV, Mercy Corps, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Nature Conservancy, Nonviolent Peaceforce, Oxfam America, the Rainforest Action Network, the Threshold Foundation, the Tides Foundation, the US Fund for UNICEF, the WAND Education Fund, and the Wilderness Society. (For sources, click here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.)
SKF is a member of the Peace and Security Funders Group, an association of foundations, charitable trusts, , and individual philanthropists who “make grants or expenditures that contribute to peace and global security.”
To view a list of additional noteworthy grantees of the Steiner-King Foundation, click here.
(Information on grantees and monetary amounts courtesy of The Foundation Center, GuideStar, ActivistCash, the Capital Research Center and Undue Influence)