Suzie S. Thorn Family Foundation

The Suzie S. Thorn Family Foundation is a private, non-government
foundation dedicated to supporting those non-related charities
with a mission in alignment with its giving principles.

Mission Statement

The Suzie S. Thorn Family Foundation was established in 1998 in
San Francisco, California. It was established as a US Charity, 501(c)3 primarily to assist underprivileged women and children and supports a variety of organizations,
locally, nationally and internationally. It is dedicated to family
improvement through education.

The Foundation gratefully accepts third party, tax deductible contributions to its efforts.
Your donation receipt will verify your contribution and can be printed for tax purposes.
The Suzie S. Thorn Family Foundation tax I.D. number is: 94-3249680.

Make A Secure Donation

Application for support is by invitation only or by those organizations recommended by the Foundation Board members. The Foundation generally meets in the last quarter of each year followed by disbursement of funds in December.

If you wish the Foundation to consider your nonprofit for an invitation to apply, please send a preliminary email inquiry by September 1 to Claire N. Barnes, MA, Foundation Secretary, at [email protected]. Put Suzie S. Thorn Family Foundation Inquiry in the Subject line of the email.

Applications for support must be received by October 1. If you are approved to apply, click here for an application form:

Applications by previous grantees must include a report on how the Foundation funds were spent. The Foundation report is found here:

Document may be mailed to:

Suzie S. Thorn Family Foundation
1242 Market St., 4th Floor
San FranciscoCA 94102 

Attn: Claire N. Barnes

Or emailed

[email protected]

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Organizations to be Funded in 2021

  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts*
  • Cooperative Restraining Order Clinic
  • Donaldina Cameron House
  • International Commission on Couples and Families Relations Trust
  • Mary Elizabeth Inn
  • San Francisco Domestic Violence Consortium
  • Urban School
  • Up On Top
  • *Carried forward from 2020

NEW Awards:

  • Peralta College Foundation
  • Tel Hi Neighborhood Center

Suzie S. Thorn Foundation Board:

Suzie S. Thorn,
Joe Thorn Jr.,
Claire Barnes,
Justin Dorham,
Yasmine Mehmet,
Dennis Hanshew,
Barbara Burghardt,
Director Emeritus
Barney Whitehill
Honorary Director
Executive Administrator,
Rhea Gong