Founded in 1997 by Norman Lear and his wife, the foundation supports a wide variety of charities. Areas of support include civil liberties, education, the environment, health, youth initiatives, civic activism, media and the arts.

Charities supported include:

ACLU
Adopt-A-Minefield
Autism Speaks
Camp Bravo
Conservation International
Doctors Without Borders
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
Habitat For Humanity
Heal The Bay
Humanitas
Imagen Foundation
LA Mentoring Partnership
Martin Luther King National Memorial
Martin Marty Center at University of Chicago
Media Matters for America
Museum of Tolerance, Los Angeles
Natural Resources Defense Council
Ojai Playwrights Conference
Rape Foundation
Rock the Classroom
Women in Film

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Lear Family Foundation has received support from the following celebrities: