About Us

Our Mission

Investing in the future of children, youth and their families through research, education and community.

Our Vision

A world where all children have  the opportunity to lead healthy, happy and productive lives.

Our History

We all have an obligation to help children. This sentiment is what prompted Steven Wise and Susan Zikman Wise to begin their philanthropic journey over 30 years ago. Formerly KRG Children’s Charitable Foundation, the Wise Family Foundation is dedicated to making the world a better place for children and youth. Steven and Susan have worked tirelessly to raise awareness and much-needed funds to make a difference in the lives of children, youth and their families. Through their commitment, along with their children and the countless volunteers that share their vision, they have funded over $25 million dollars to more than 150 children’s charities. These funds have helped achieve or accelerate breakthroughs in the fields of research and science and have enriched educational and community based centres for our most vulnerable children and youth.


Steven H. Wise

Susan Zikman Wise

Josh Wise

Justin Wise

Meredith Wise

Baylee Wise