THE SCHMIDT FAMILY FOUNDATION



FOUNDATION PROFILE


The foundation was granted charitable status in March, 2007 and is located in Palo Alto, California.

The Schmidt Family Foundation works to advance the wiser use of energy and natural resources and to support efforts worldwide that empower communities to build resilient systems for food, water, and human resources.

In their most recent reporting year ending Dec. 2017, the foundation reported assets of $530,041,779 (ledger value) and income of $65,610,900.

Further details for this foundation are as follows:

  • Employer Identification Number (EIN) 204170342.
  • Ranked 316 in the FoundationSearch Top 10,000 US Foundations by Assets.
  • Ranked 51 in the FoundationSearch Top Foundations by Assets for the state of California.


CONTACT INFORMATION


The foundation can be contacted at the following address:

THE SCHMIDT FAMILY FOUNDATION
555 BRYANT STREET, #370
Palo Alto, California 94301

Tel:  (650) 376-7100
Fax:  (650) 454-8993
Website: http://tsffoundation.org/



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FOUNDATION ACTIVITIES


Its NTEE Code is B82, and its NTEE description is Scholarships & Student Financial Aid.


FUNDING INTERESTS


The foundation provides funding in the following areas:
  • Energy

  • Environment

  • Ecological Agriculture

  • Human Rights

Detailed information about the foundation's funding interests is available online.



APPLICATION GUIDELINES


Support is provided geographically as follows: Nationally

To view the foundationís support limitations, click here.

Application submission deadlines are: Please note, all of the Foundationís grantmaking is by invitation only.

Detailed information about the foundation's application guidelines is available online.



DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS


AMY RAO, DIRECTOR 
ERIC SCHMIDT, VICE PRESIDENT DIRECTOR
JEANNE HUEY, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER 
JOSEPH SCIORTINO, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 
SOPHIE SCHMIDT, VICE PRESIDENT DIRECTOR 
WENDY SCHMIDT, PRESIDENT DIRECTOR
WILLIAM J ARTHUR, SECRETARY 

For a detailed review of the foundation's funding history as well as a list of the foundation's directors, officers and trustees, click here or on the link below.



GRANTING ANALYSIS


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GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION OF GRANTS


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FUNDING HISTORY


RecipientCityStateGrant SizeYearGrant Description
MARINE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FOUNDATION PALO ALTO CA$4,800,0002009 To further MSTF's charitable purpose of supporting various activities focusing on oceanic and marine research and health
VARIOUS SAN FRANCISCO CA$4,500,0002007
SCHMIDT RESEARCH VESSEL INSTITUTE PALO ALTO CA$4,009,1632009 To further SRVI's charitable purpose of owning and operating scientific research vessels for use at very low or no cost by charitable organizations conducting marine and oceanic research
CLIMATE CENTRAL PRINCETON NJ$3,000,0002010 To Support General Operating Expenses
CLIMATE CENTRAL PRINCETON NJ$2,300,0002011 To support climate central's general operating expenses, matching funds
CLIMATE CENTRAL PRINCETON CA$1,500,0002012 To provide general operating support, education on climate change
CLIMATE CENTRAL PRINCETON NJ$1,250,0002013 To provide general operating and media support
CLIMATE CENTRAL PRINCETON NJ$1,250,0002008 Environmental / Animals
NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL NEW YORK NY$1,025,0002008 Environmental / Animals
NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL NEW YORK NY$1,000,0002007 Environmental animals
NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL NEW YORK NY$1,000,0002010 For Supporting Communications about International and Domestic Environmental Priorities
NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL NEW YORK NY$1,000,0002011 For supporting communications about international and domestic environmental pr10rities
MARINE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FOUNDATION PALO ALTO CA$1,000,0002010 To Further MSTF's Charitable Purpose of Supporting Various Activities Focusing on Oceanic and Marine Research and Health
CLIMATE CENTRAL PRINCETON NJ$1,000,0002014 To provide general operating support & TV meteorologist expansion
ALLIANCE FOR CLIMATE PROTECTION PALO ALTO CA$1,000,0002008 Environmental / Animals
CRADLE TO CRADLE PRODUCTS INNOVATION INSTITUTE SAN FRANCISCO CA$1,000,0002011 Provide general operating support
NATURAL RESOURCES DFG NSG COUNCIL NEW YORK NY$1,000,0002009 For supporting communications about international and domestic environmental priorities
V- DAY NEW YORK NY$750,0002012 To support V-Day Democratic Republic of Congo
CLIMATE CENTRAL PRINCETON NJ$750,0002016 General operating support & restricted support to climate matters
CLIMATE CENTRAL PRINCETON NJ$750,0002015 General operating support
ENERGY FOUNDATION SAN FRANCISCO CA$750,0002011 For general operating support
V-DAY NEW YORK NY$750,0002013 To support city of joy & V-world farm
WINDWARD FUND WASHINGTON DC$630,0002016 Support regenerative agriculture foundation project
RWANDA COMMUNITY WORKS NEW YORK NY$500,4232008 Social services / social benefits
RWANDA COMMUNITY WORKS NEW YORK NY$500,0002009 To fund construction of new health centers in the Gashora sector in Rwanda's Bugesera district
CENTER FOR INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING BERKELEY CA$500,0002008 Environmental / Animals
GLOBAL HERITAGE FUND PALO ALTO CA$500,0002008 Environmental / Animals
GREEN FOR ALL OAKLAND CA$500,0002012 To provide general operating support, Poverty Initiative
CAROLINA FOR KIBERA CHAPEL HILL NC$500,0002007 Health & human services
GREEN FOR ALL OLD OAKLAND CA$500,0002011 General operating expenses
RWANDA COMMUNITY WORKS NEW YORK NY$500,0002010 To Fund Construction and Operation of New Health Centers in the Gashora Sector in Rwanda's Bugesera District
CRADLE TO CRADLE PROD. INNOV INSTITUTE SAN FRANCISCO CA$500,0002012 To support Products Innovation Institute
WORC BILLINGS MT$500,0002016 Homegrown prosperity campaign
ABA FUND FOR JUSTICE EDUCATION WASHINGTON DC$500,0002014 To support the increasing access to justice through community-based paralegals in Maniema and south kivu, drc.
ALLIANCE FOR CLIMATE PROTECTION WASHINGTON DC$500,0002010 To Support the Alliance for Climate Protection's Repower America Campaign
ABA FUND FOR JUSTICE AND EDUCATION CHICAGO IL$500,0002015 Increasing Access to Justice in Eastern Congo
SUSTAINABLE MARKETS FOUNDATION NEW YORK NY$500,0002016 Raising awareness around environmental impacts of fossil fuels
ENERGY FOUNDATION SAN FRANCISCO CA$500,0002008 Environmental / Animals
ENERGY FOUNDATION SAN FRANCISCO CA$500,0002012 To provide general program support & work on natural gas
ENERGY FOUNDATION SAN FRANCISCO CA$500,0002009 For the advancement of clean energy technologies as a means of reducing global warming and pollution in the United States and China
ENERGY FOUNDATION SAN FRANCISCO CA$500,0002006 Research renewable energy sources
ENERGY FOUNDATION SAN FRANCISCO CA$500,0002007 Environmental animals
SOLAR ELECTRIC LIGHT FUND (SELF) WASHINGTON DC$500,0002010 To Fund Solar Electrifying Partners in Health Medical Centers in Haiti.
SIERRA CLUB FOUNDATION SAN FRANCISCO CA$500,0002013 To support beyond natural gas campaign
PARTNERS IN HEALTH BOSTON MA$500,0002012 To support solarization of Mirebalais Hospital
PARTNERS IN HEALTH BOSTON MA$500,0002011 To support the installation of solar energy at mirebalais national teaching hospital in Haiti
NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL NEW YORK NY$500,0002012 To support Narrative & Home Rule Legal Aid Defense
CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES SAN FRANCISCO CA$500,0002008 Environmental / Animals
CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES SAN FRANCISCO CA$500,0002007 Environmental animals
NATURAL CAPITALISM SOLUTIONS LONGMONT CA$498,6002012 To support Clean Coalition, renewable energy education
ELLEN MACARTHUR FOUNDATION ISLE OF WIGHT $444,9002013 To support the international fellowship program on the circular economy
CLIMATE SOLUTIONS SEATTLE WA$430,0002016 West coast climate campaign/bright future project
AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION FUND FOR JUSTICE AND EDUC CHICAGO IL$425,0002016 Support American bar association rule of law initiative
ABA FUND FOR JUSTICE AND EDUCATION WASHINGTON DC$425,0002013 To increase access to justice through community based paralegals in Maniema
NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL NEW YORK NY$400,0002013 To support clean energy & fuels initiative
INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL ON CLEAN TRANSPORTATION WASHINGTON DC$400,0002016 Expanding access to electric mobility across us cities
TRUST FOR CONSERVATION INNOVATION OAKLAND CA$400,0002016 Support a greener world
SUSTAINABLE MARKETS FOUNDATION NEW YORK NY$400,0002015 Raising Awareness around Environmental Impacts of Fossil Fuel
CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT LAB EDUCATION FUND BERKELEY CA$400,0002014 To support the cel climate lab
SOLUTIONS PROJECT OAKLAND CA$400,0002016 General operating support
V- DAY NEW YORK NY$400,0002011 To support the building & greening of safe houses in Haiti for female victims of violence.
VIRUNGA FUND NEW YORK NY$400,0002014 To support virunga national park's campaign against illegal oil
VIRUNGA FUND BROOKLYN NY$400,0002016 Strengthening the virunga alliance against illegal oil exploration
CRADLE TO CRADLE PRODUCTS INNOVATION INSTITUTE SAN FRANCISCO CA$400,0002016 The path to positive
SOIL SHERBURNE NY$400,0002016 Transforming wastes into resources
SUSTAINABLE ORGANIC INTEGRATED LIVELIHOOD SHERBURNE NY$388,0002012 To support sustainable household sanitation model in Haiti
NEW AMERICA FOUNDATION WASHINGTON DC$380,0002016 Food & power project and fellows
NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL NEW YORK NY$375,0002016 Clean energy and fuels project
CRADLE TO CRADLE PRODUCTS INNOVATION INSTITUTE SAN FRANCISCO CA$375,0002014 To provide general operating support and capacity building
ADA'S CAFE PALO ALTO CA$350,0002015 To support general business operation needs
NANTUCKET PUBLIC SCHOOLS NANTUCKET MA$350,0002010 To Fund the Construction of the Nantucket High School Wind Turbine Project
TRUST FOR CONSERVATION INNOVATION - SAN FRANCISCO CA$350,0002015 Support a greener world
UNION OF CONCERNED SCIENTISTS CAMBRIDGE MA$350,0002015 Climate Change Communication Project
ANIMAL WELFARE INSTITUTE WASHINGTON DC$350,0002014 To support animal welfare approved's program promoting pasture based agriculture
REGENERATION PROJECT SAN FRANCISCO CA$350,0002010 To Support the 'Preach-in on Global Warming' Project and the Organization's Outreach to Engage People of all Faiths in Environmental Stewardship
BULLITT FOUNDATION SEATTLE WA$350,0002016 Support for climate justice in the pacific northwest project
CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT LAB EDUCATION FUND BERKELEY CA$350,0002012 To support climate project
CLIMATE SOLUTIONS SEATTLE WA$350,0002015 West Coast Climate Campaign and the Solutions Project
ROCKY MOUNTAIN INSTITUTE BOULDER CO$350,0002016 Electricity innovation lab 2016
GRIST SEATTLE WA$350,0002013 To support connecting the dots
COMMUNITY FOUNDATION FOR NANTUCKET NANTUCKET MA$340,0002016 Support for remain Nantucket fund
ELLEN MACARTHUR FOUNDATION ISLE OF WIGHT $332,5002014 To provide general support for the international fellowship program on the circular economy
CYPRESS PERFORMING ARTS ASSOCIATION SAN FRANCISCO CA$325,0002012 To support general operations
CARBON CYCLE INSTITUTE NICASIO CA$325,0002014 To provide general operating support
GRIST SEATTLE WA$325,0002014 To support communicating change
OCCIDENTAL ARTS AND ECOLOGY CENTER OCCIDENTAL CA$325,0002015 General operating & facilities support
NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL NEW YORK NY$325,0002014 To support clean energy & fossil fuels efforts
NANTUCKET DREAMLAND FOUNDATION NANTUCKET MA$320,0002015 Support renovation of community theatre
ELLEN MACARTHUR POUNDATION ISLE OF WIGHT $307,6302016 Schmidt Macarthur fellowship
ELLEN MACARTHUR FOUNDATION COWES $307,6292015 The Schmidt-Macarthur fellowship programme
MARIN AGRICULTURAL LAND TRUST POINT REYES STATION CA$305,0002013 To support Marin carbon project
GREATER KANSAS CITY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION KANSAS CITY MO$300,0002015 Animal Agriculture Action Fund
OCCIDENTAL ARTS AND ECOLOGY CENTER OCCIDENTAL CA$300,0002013 To provide general operating support and facilities redevelopment
ANIMAL WELFARE INSTITUTE WASHINGTON DC$300,0002013 To support animal welfare approved
GREATER KANSAS CITY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION KANSAS CITY MO$300,0002014 To support animal agriculture strategic action fund
SIERRA CLUB FOUNDATION SAN FRANCISCO CA$300,0002014 To support the beyond natural gas campaign
ENERGY FOUNDATION SAN FRANCISCO CA$300,0002013 To support clean energy and climate policy in the northeast
NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL NEW YORK NY$300,0002015 Clean Energy & Fuels
YALE UNIVERSITY NEW HAVEN CT$300,0002015 Climate Change Communication Project
YALE UNIVERSITY NEW HAVEN CT$300,0002013 To support the Yale project on climate change
ASIAN PACIFIC ENVIRONMENTAL NETWORK OAKLAND CA$300,0002016 Ensuring equity in climate solutions
AMERICAN JEWISH WORLD SERVICE NEW YORK NY$300,0002016 Promote energy access in Africa
NATURAL CAPITALISM SOLUTIONS LONGMONT CO$300,0002013 To support clean coalition
GRIST SEATTLE WA$300,0002011 Grist las 2 0 project
GRIST SEATTLE WA$300,0002012 To provide general operating support, environmental news & commentary on the web
TRUST FOR CONSERVATION INNOVATION OAKLAND CA$300,0002016 Support animal agriculture reform collaborative
NATURAL CAPITALISM SOLUTIONS LONGMONT CO$300,0002014 To support clean coalition
FUND FOR GLOBAL HUMAN RIGHTS WASHINGTON DC$300,0002014 To support human rights grant making in drc & Burundi.
FUND FOR GLOBAL HUMAN RIGHTS WASHINGTON DC$300,0002016 Supporting civil society in sub-Saharan Africa
GREEN FOR ALL OAKLAND CA$300,0002013 To support GFA work in climate and agriculture
PIE RANCH PESCADERO CA$300,0002014 To support capital campaign & general operations
CENTER FOR INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING BERKELEY CA$300,0002007 Environmental animals
CONTEXT PARTNERS PORTLAND OR$300,0002015 Climate & Energy Challenge
VIRUNGA FUND NEW YORK NY$300,0002012 To support Virunga National Park
VIRUNGA FUND NEW YORK NY$300,0002013 To support Virunga national park
ADA'S CAFE PALO ALTO CA$300,0002016 General operating support
ADA'S CAFE PALO ALTO CA$300,0002013 To support capital assets acquisition and build-out






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Profile information updated: December, 2017
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