Our Mission

To partner with innovative organizations and social enterprises to make a difference on health and environmental issues around the world.


Based in Rhode Island, the Godley Family Foundation is a small grant-making organization with a deep commitment to global health and environmental sustainability. We believe that by partnering with extraordinary local leaders, we can serve as a catalyst for positive change. Our grantmaking focuses primarily in the United States and sub-Saharan Africa. We are also a learning organization, recognizing that those who are closest to the problems are often the most knowledgeable about the best solutions for their community.


Frederick Godley, MD, FACS

President, Godley Family Foundation

Kathleen Carney-Godley, MD

Trustee, Godley Family Foundation

Ashley Barrett, MSW

Executive Director, Godley Family Foundation

Donna Parks-Tamburro

Office Manager, Godley Family Foundation

Key Partners