The Edward W. Hazen Foundation, a private foundation established in 1925, is committed to supporting organizing and leadership of young people and communities of color in dismantling structural inequity based on race and class.


We focus on organizations embedded in communities and grounded in the experiences of young people of color and seek change to transform the conditions of their lives. With our resources right now, we are building the movement by moving all our assets to the communities creating change—learn more.



Hazen Foundation President Lori Bezahler in The Hechinger Report

President Biden recently signed the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act into law, providing $100 million for ‘‘Community Oriented Policing Services Programs,” the same programs that put more than 6,500 police officers in schools since the Columbine school shooting. But we know more police do not make schools safer. Hazen Foundation President, Lori Bezahler calls for restorative practices for addressing school violence in an op-ed with the Hechinger Report: https://hechingerreport.org/opinion-more-police-in-schools-are-not-the-answer-its-up-to-educators-to-make-schools-safe/.