The David and Anita Keller Foundation, founded in 2002, uses its resources to support organizations and social entrepreneurs who work to expand and protect human rights. Our passion for human rights stems from the recognition of universal human dignity.

Our Mission: is to leverage our resources, our time, our knowledge and our treasure, actively supporting human rights organizations that challenge the status quo, advocate for justice and protect and expand human rights.

Our Approach: Learn, do, improve and pass it on.

Primary Funding Areas

Access to physical and mental health is a basic human rights and should be accessible to those in the most remote and rural places. We believe that through supporting organizations that create and expand health care systems in the most rural places is essential to expanding the right to health. Therefore, we fund Last Mile Health and Gardens for Health International. 

There’s really no such thing as the ‘voiceless’. There are only the deliberately silenced, or the preferably unheard.
— Arundhati Roy
 

We believe that governments and corporations should be held to account for the injustices they impose on vulnerable communities and those communities should also be able to express their grievances and advocate for their rights. Advocacy and investigation provide a collective voice to the voiceless and expose ills that might not otherwise be exposed. That is why we support: Human Rights Center at UC Berkeley, Accountability Counsel, Equal Justice Initiative, and New Media Advocacy Project.

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
— Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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    About 

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Kim Keller, Executive Director

With a background in addiction and prevention research and public health, Kim brings with her many years of non-profit experience and a passion for human rights advocacy and policy. She is a member of The Philanthropy Workshop and serves on the boards of Last Mile Health, Accountability Counsel and New Media Advocacy Project. She also serves on UC Berkeley’s Human Rights Center advisory board and formerly served on the advisory boards of the Human Rights Data Analysis Group and Mother Jones.


David Keller, Founder and Board Chair

David has been actively engaged in strategic philanthropy since 2002. Additionally, David is the Chief Solutions Officer at Article 3 Advisors, a not-for-profit consulting practice working at the nexus of human rights and strategic philanthropy. He is on also on the board of The Philanthropy Workshop. Read more about David in the New York Times >>