Charity Enablers Foundation
The Jon and Karen Larson Family Foundation
Jon H Larson Chairman
Environmental conservation, protection and restoration
Charity Enablers Foundation (CEF), also known as The Jon and Karen Larson Family Foundation (herein referred to as LFF) is a private family foundation operated for public benefit charitable purposes only. CEF/LFF provides both financial and non-financial support including organizational development, administrative and entrepreneurial assistance to non-profit organizations and individuals whose community activities fall within any of the above four general areas.
The One Voice 9-11 Healing Totem sculpture was gifted to the City of New York and installed at the Bronx Zoo on 9-5-2002. This gift was enabled by the Jon and Karen Larson Family Foundation who donated the original log and provided funding support to other non-profit organizations and individuals to complete the sculpture in memory of all those lives lost in the 9-11 tragedy.
Web sites of the non-profit organizations, projects and individuals LFF has supported since 2000
with grants, entrepreneurial development, and administrative assistance include:
Project Love to Iraq
Indian Canyon Village
Punahou Class of 1959
United Religions Initiative
Iliahi Foundation of Hawaii
Bay Area Discovery Museum
Yale University Class of 1963
Spaulding Wooden Boat Center
Friendship House First Peoples
Interfaith Center at the Presidio
Tonu Eagleton - master eco-carver
GGNPC Presidio Native Plants Nursery
Marin City Community Youth Education
TNC - the Nature Conservancy of Hawaii
Pacific Islanders Cultural Association - PICA
SAFE - Strategic Alliance for Earth (a URI circle)
American Association of University Women - Marin
Casa Grande High School -Adobe Creek Fish Hatchery
Muwekma Ohlone Indian Tribe of the San Francisco Bay
Youth Workforce Investment Board of Monterey, California
TAO Education - Teachers Association for Outdoor Education
Kohola Healing Sculptures
Non-profit organizations in the Bay Area to whom LFF provided financial assistance and administrative support prior to 2000 include:
Californians for Missing Children (director and donor)
California Indian Museum and Cultural Center (donor)
FastForward 2000 (advisor and donor)
New Beginnings for the Homeless (co-founder and president)
Marin 2000 Education Foundation (co-founder and president)
URI - United Religions Initiative (early advisor and initial donor)
LFF is organized under the Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation Law. As such, no part of the net income or assets shall ever inure to the benefit of any director, officer or member thereof or to the benefit of any private person.
LFF is a long term endeavor whose management, day to day operations, and financial support come primarily from the family of Jon and Karen Larson commensurate with their long family tradition of giving to and involvement in community non-profit organizations, projects and causes.
LFF is a California based corporation organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It was originally incorporated as Charity Enablers Foundation and was renamed to the Jon and Karen Larson Family Foundation in 2002.
LFF's interests are currently centered primarily in California and Hawaii.
One stated key purpose of this foundation is to provide financial assistance to charitable organizations and individuals engaged in environmental preservation and conservation of resources and in the promotion of public awareness of the need for environmental preservation and conservation of resources.
LFF accepts donor advised donations for distribution to non-profit organizations and individuals whose stated community activities operate within our four main focus areas. Currently 100% of donor advised donations are redistributed through grants. The Donor retains the option to specify (recommend to LFF) how to spend a specific donation.
LFF has an extremely low overhead. All board members, officers, management and advisors currently serve without financial compensation. LFF family assumes 100% of the costs for operating the foundation. Therefore 100% of donations received are applied towards the needs of other individuals and non-profit organizations.
Jon and Karen Larson Family Foundation
a California charitable nonprofit (501c3) public benefit corporation
PO Box 751, Tiburon, CA 94920
Corporation id#: 02237360 EIN#: 68-0460563
Phone: 415 435-3222
Email: jon_larson @ hotmail.com
Web site: www.lff1.org
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