The Sandler Family Foundation

Improving the World By Supporting Exceptional Entrepreneurs & Organizations

The Sandler Family Foundation looks to invest in entrepreneurs and their organizations that make an impact in the areas of reforming American democracy, providing equitable legal access and financial inclusion.


Global Good Fund Fellows Sponsored


US Voters with access to ranked choice voting


People served by supported charities


FairVote is a nonpartisan champion of electoral reforms that give voters greater choice, a stronger voice, and a representative democracy that works for all Americans.

FairVote has a proven record since 1992 as a nonpartisan trailblazer that advances and wins electoral reforms at the local, state, and national level through strategic research, communications and collaboration.

Global Good Fund

Since 2018 the Sandler Foundation has supported six innovative entrepreneurs through the Global Good Fund across the globe, including:

  • Kelly Orians, founder and Executive Director of Rising Foundations, working to stop the cycle of incarceration in New Orleans and Louisiana
  • Vaibhav Lodha, co-founder of ftcash, one of India’s fastest-growing companies empowering micro-merchants and SMEs through financial inclusion using digital payments and loans
  • Julio Lavalle, seeking to contribute to the monumental task of helping the 1.7 billion underbanked citizens globally
  • Wemimo Abbey, co-founder of Esusu, helping people build credit and bridge the gap to financial access and inclusion

Cancer Support Community

The Cancer Support Community is a global network offering support to millions of people touched by cancer, available online and at community-based centers and hospitals.

CSC is dedicated to ensuring that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by the community. Andy Sandler serves on the Board of Directors of the Cancer Support Community, and the Sandler Family Foundation is committed to bringing a Cancer Support Community Center to Washington, D.C., to increase access to cancer care and navigation in the nation’s capital.

A Message From The Executive Director

We’re inspired by strong founders with a business plan to make the world a better place. Bonus points if their work aligns with one of our key focus areas. We make grants that align with our mission and values on a rolling basis.

Alicia Amling

Executive Director