Who We Are
Katz-Krantz Family Philanthropies (formerly Katz Family Philanthropies) is an informal entity funded by the personal giving and donor advised funds of Donald B. Katz (Don) and Rebecca S. Krantz (Becca), of Madison Wisconsin. Money for our giving comes originally from wealth Don inherited from his father, Irwin “Irv” Katz (1919-2015), z”l, may his memory be for a blessing. We shared some of Irv’s story, and our motivations for giving, when we were awarded the 2011 Outstanding Individual Philanthropist Award of the Madison Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
Through the CORE collaboration we do local grant making, provide scholarships, and offer programming at the intersection of inner and outer change. CORE’s lead staff person is Julie Andersen. Julie helped us craft our overall vision, mission, and theory of change, and guides, facilitates, and coordinates much of our local work. Julie is deeply connected in the local community, enabling us to live our relational values more fully.
Why We Act: Our Vision
We envision a beloved community of caring connection across difference, where we mutually support one another and the interdependent flourishing of all.
What We Do: Our Mission
Through funding and relationships we spread and deepen core practices for social transformation to heal individuals, communities, and the world.