The Charles A. Frueauff Foundation (CAFF) was founded in 1950 by the Last Will and Testament of Charles A. Frueauff, a successful New York attorney who gave his time and resources to many New York charitable organizations. Harry Day Frueauff, brother of Charles, was the Foundation’s first president. In the early 1970’s, Harry Day Frueauff, Jr. became the third Foundation president. His leadership not only helped increase the Foundation’s resources but also broadened its grant-making strategies. Foundation assets increased sevenfold and the average grant increased from $5,000 to $25,000. David A. Frueauff, grandnephew of Charles, was elected the fifth president in 1996. Since 1950, the Foundation has awarded grants in excess of $164 million to more than 1,185 agencies and institutions.