Alan C. Fox  is the founder and chairman of the board of the Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation, an education grant maker committed to maximizing the potential of children and youth in California.  Named in memory of Alan’s mother, the foundation provides grant support for programs that improve learning environments for children, and critical financial and non-financial technical support for collaborative educational projects, open innovation and scaling proven models that represent the best of education reform.  Alan is an attorney, certified public accountant, and the president of his firm.  He is also the editor of Rattle Magazine, an award winning poetry magazine.  Alan earned his B.S., J.D., M.S. in Counselor Education, and M.A. in Professional Writing, from the University of Southern California.


Voices from the Field

The World Belongs to Our Children

Posted on May 17, 2016 by Alan Fox

We live in a world of growing income disparities, human rights violations, increasing environmental concerns, political instability and ongoing global threats and atrocities. We will never have an impact on these issues until we enlist the help of those who will be 60 years old in 2071. Yes, I’m talking about the five-year-olds of today… Read More

Adding nonfamily trustees and community voices to your family foundation board

Posted on March 14, 2013 by Adam Gibbons, Alan Fox, Diane Kaplan, Katherine Weaver, Richard Moore

What are the signs that your foundation’s board might benefit from adding a community leader to bring new energy and a fresh voice to board deliberations and decisions? Some family foundations have never had an outside trustee on the board and don’t want one. Others have had non-family trustees since their inception—either a friend or business associate of the founder, a trusted lawyer or accountant, or a program expert or local community leader respected by the family… Read More