Moriah Fund, Inc.
The Moriah Fund was established in 1985 to perpetuate the lifelong philanthropic commitment of its founders, Robert and Clarence Efroymson. Their philosophy of giving was rooted in fundamental Jewish values: a concern for the disadvantaged and an emphasis on self-help; a commitment to equity and justice; and a desire to improve the quality of life for Jews and non-Jews alike. In accordance with these values, the mission and operations of the Moriah Fund incorporate concern for the basic needs for of all people - especially the most disadvantaged - and for the well-being and continuation of the Jewish people. Moriah's grantmaking program seeks to promote human rights and democracy, help disadvantaged people gain self-sufficiency and control over their lives, foster sustainable development, promote women's rights and reproductive health and protect and preserve the environment. Moriah supports programs that strengthen local involvement, leadership and institutional development. The Fund focuses on areas where private funding can make a difference, that is, areas that receive inadequate government funds, or that leverage public and private support through advocacy and the modeling of innovative programs.