Our Story

Established and endowed by Robin and Jack Lavin in 2005, The Osa Foundation’s work reflects the interests and values of our family and the needs of the broader community. We believe strongly in the power of an individual’s full potential and the positive ripple effect such potential can have in communities. We created The Osa Foundation to provide support to initiatives that embody these beliefs and whose work is making an impact in underserved communities.


Investment Philosophy

We are committed to investing our endowment resources in opportunities that reflect the mission of our grant making activities. We are actively working with forward thinking advisors, thought partners and social entrepreneurs to invest a significant portion of our corpus in investments that will yield mission aligned social outcomes while maintaining the fiscal strength of the foundation.

If you are interested in learning more about impact investing, here are some resources: