The mission of the William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund is to achieve equity in education by working with those affected and inspiring all to end racism and poverty.

Statement on DACA

We stand with all those working to ensure the safety, stability, and accessible pathways to citizenship for Dreamers and those registered with DACA. We recognize the rescinding of DACA as a manifestation of deeply entrenched white supremacy. We will not be silent, we will not be passive, and we will not allow the erosion of civil, humane society.

Liberation and Healing

Lisa Graustein recently presented on how the process of genocide – actual and symbolic – is woven into the fabric of our nation’s key institutions, including our education system.

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New Director of Educational Strategy »
The Memorial Fund announces the appointment of William Johnson as the Director of Educational Strategy.

Responsive Grants Invitation »
The Memorial Fund is offering immediate support to communities in Connecticut responding to current and emerging threats, trauma and/or harassment related to manifestations of hate and bias and oppression.