Corey C. Griffin Foundation receives Major Gift from Karen and Rob Hale for “Corey’s Kids” Programs

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BOSTON, MA— Karen and Rob Hale, through their family foundation, Fox Rock Foundation have awarded the Corey C. Griffin Foundation with a $1 million gift for “Corey’s Kids” programs. The grant will benefit youth from under-resourced communities in the Boston area.

Fox Rock Foundation is a private family charitable foundation overseen by philanthropists Karen and Rob Hale. Rob is a business leader and Boston Celtics co-owner. Their Foundation recently announced its 52-week giving plan and selected the Corey C. Griffin Foundation as one of its major gift recipients.

Being from Boston, the Hales appreciate the focus on helping local children. As Karen explained, “At it’s core, the Corey Griffin Foundation is anchored in an unwavering belief that every child deserves an opportunity to succeed. Their Corey’s Kids programs see to that, and we are enthusiastic to support those initiatives that help Boston kids not only achieve but thrive.”

“We are truly honored and humbled to receive this generous gift from Karen and Rob Hale and the Fox Rock Foundation,” said Rob Griffin, a Director of the Corey C. Griffin Foundation. “This million-dollar grant will change the trajectory of the lives of at-risk kids on a daily basis and will enable us to expand our mission through strategic partnerships with leading educational and healthcare institutions. We are truly blessed to have the Hale family here in Boston.”

The impact of the grant will be used across multiple “Corey’s Kids” programs, focusing on healthcare equity and extended-stay patient family housing, access to high quality education, and youth character building programs.

Efforts to impact children will take huge strides thanks to this legacy gift.

About Fox Rock Foundation

Fox Rock Foundation is the private family foundation established by Karen and Rob Hale and their adult children, Trevor, Thomas, and Brett, to inspire health in our communities and our environment, with more opportunity for all. Building on the philanthropy of the Hales and their businesses, Fox Rock Foundation supports a wide variety of organizations within four principal areas of giving: education, health and wellbeing, conservation, and equality.

The Foundation’s current focus is a series of grant partnerships with small and mid-sized nonprofits making a difference on a variety of causes in New England and beyond. Fox Rock Foundation builds on the philanthropy of Granite Telecommunications, where Rob is founder and CEO, Granite Gives Back, Fox Rock Cares, and other personal giving by the Hales. Through a variety of giving channels, the Hale family has pledged or donated more than $300 million to a broad range of worthy causes.

About the Corey C. Griffin Foundation

The Corey C. Griffin Foundation is changing the trajectory of the lives of youth from under-resourced communities. They partner with community leaders, leading businesses, and non-profits. Together, they are making a difference by investing in children’s futures and well-being through their “Corey’s Kids” programming.

The Foundation focuses on access to high quality education, supporting character development and faith, and providing access to comprehensive and holistic health care. Their model of experiential philanthropy creates opportunities to deeply engage in their work to impact children.

The Foundation’s work is inspired by Corey Griffin, who tragically passed in 2014. Corey’s passion for life and dedication to philanthropy steered the guiding principles of the Foundation to improve the lives of primarily Boston-area children. The Foundation believes that every child deserves an opportunity to succeed. Learn more at