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Amar Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-09-23

At A Glance

Amar Foundation

1760 The Almeda, Ste. 300

San Jose, CA United States 95126-1728

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Business

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $25,149,303

Total giving: $13,175,000






Established in 1987 in CA - Founded by Vinod Khosla and his wife Neeru. Vinod Khosla co-founded Sun Microsystems, a company that sold computer related and information technology services until it was purchased by Oracle Corporation in 2010 for $ 7.4 billion. Neeru Khosla is co-founder of CK 12 Foundation. Vinod and Neeru Khosla have committed to The Giving Pledge, and have pledged to give away at least half their wealth to philanthropy

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for education, and to U.S.-based organizations concerning India that support social, economic, and educational programs.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Program-Related Investment

The foundation has made a PRI to a microfinance company.

Fields of Interest

  • Education
  • Human services
  • International relations
  • Microfinance
International Interests
  • India

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $25,149,303 (market value)

Expenditures: $13,404,333

Total giving: $13,175,000

Qualifying distributions: $14,237,169

Giving activities include:

$13,175,000 for grants

$1,000,000 for 1 loan/program-related investment