Danford Foundation is a Redwood City based foundation that supports over 150 local charities.
It was formed in 1982 by Redwood City residents, Fred and Gladys Danford. Katherine Fisher was their executive assistant, and she assisted the Danfords in putting the Foundation together with the help of their CPA, Dan Shehi, and their attorney, Frank Hannig.
Danford Foundation does not maintain offices or staff. Rather, its directors utilize their resources to more efficiently run and manage the Foundation.
The Foundation invests in their existing portfolio of 150 charities that support local health, education and welfare.
Rarely is the Foundation open to new grant requests due to its longstanding commitment to and relationship with its portfolio of existing recipients. The Foundation primarily considers local charities with efficient, immediate, and sustained beneficial impact on our local community.