Human suffering takes many forms and affects people from all walks of life. Problems like poverty, trauma, homelessness, illness, and addiction leave lives disrupted and human potential lost. That’s why the Foundation supports programs to alleviate human suffering and give people a fair shot at creating their own success. We also know that effectiveness requires a balance between meeting the emergency needs of those in crisis and supporting long-term solutions that lead to stability and self-reliance.

The Foundation directs the bulk of its human services and health related grants to organizations serving the Bay Area. Our primary investment is with the Tipping Point Community which identifies Bay Area non-profits most effective at helping families and individuals break the cycle of poverty.  On a case-by-case basis, the Foundation will invest directly in local non-profits.

The Foundation also seeks to honor the service and sacrifice of our nation's newest veterans and to unleash their talent and experience by supporting pathways to education, employment and entrepreneurship.

To learn more, see Guidelines