Inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit of our founder, the late Russell Berrie, and guided by the values he held dear, the Russell Berrie Foundation makes transformational gifts to exceptional leaders and unsung community heroes whose work is truly making a difference in the lives of others. We identify visionaries and institutions doing groundbreaking work to improve the world in our key program areas, and we provide them with the financial and strategic support necessary to amplify their impact. We invest in program areas that were important to our founder and reflect Russ’s passions and perspective. Currently these include:

Furthering diabetes care and research

Promoting interfaith bridge-building

Enhancing the quality of life in Russ’s home state of New Jersey

Making a Difference Awards

Ensuring Israel’s economic and cultural vitality

Elevating the profession of sales

By the Numbers

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