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John and Marcia Goldman Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-07-28

At A Glance

John and Marcia Goldman Foundation

(formerly The John and Marcia Goldman Fund)

101 2nd St., Ste. 1625

San Francisco, CA United States 94105-3672

Telephone: (415) 744-8787


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $233,658,816

Total giving: $10,339,856






Established in 1997 in CA

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily to underprivileged children and youth.

Program Area(s)

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

Arts & Culture

The Arts & Culture program works to enrich the cultural landscape of the Bay Area community. Grants seek to foster access to the arts, support creativity and enhance cultural education. Please note the foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals for its Arts & Culture program.

Science & Health

The Science & Health program strives to improve the health outcomes and quality of life for patients and their families. By supporting translational- and treatment related- research, as well as health services, the aim is to fund projects that have an opportunity to provide a tangible, real-world impact. The current focus of the Science & Health program is on the fields of autism spectrum and autoimmune disorders. Please note the foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals for its Science & Health program.

Special Initiatives

Some projects present unique opportunities reflecting the spirit of the John & Marcia Goldman Foundation but fall outside the parameters of its other funding areas. Such Special Initiatives are recommended for funding by Directors of the foundation and includes giving to Jewish Life, Reproductive Health and Rights, and Civic and Community, among others. Please note the foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals for its Special Initiatives program.

Youth Development

The Youth Development program seeks to improve young people’s life trajectories. Grants provide opportunities for underserved children, youth and their families to participate in a broad range of services and activities to inspire, inform and enhance their lives. The goal of this program is to help engage a harder-to-reach segment of the youth population and address critical service gaps. In order to have a focused impact, the foundation has chosen to concentrate its resources geographically in the Mid-Peninsula region of the San Francisco Bay Area. Youth Development is the foundation’s only open application program area. Applications should refer to the letter of inquiry guidelines:

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Child welfare
  • Education
  • Family services
  • Health
  • Human services
  • Sports and recreation
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Adolescents
  • Children
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Ethnic and racial groups
  • Female children and youth
  • Homeless people
  • Infants and toddlers
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Male children and youth
  • People of Latin American descent
  • People with disabilities
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $233,658,816 (market value)

Gifts received: $5,368,351

Expenditures: $13,118,824

Total giving: $10,339,856

Qualifying distributions: $11,439,339