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Jacobs Family Foundation, Inc.


Last Updated: 2016-02-10

At A Glance

Jacobs Family Foundation, Inc.

404 Euclid Ave.

San Diego, CA United States 92114-2221

Telephone: (619) 527-6161


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-06-30)

Assets: $23,223,721

Total giving: $1,458,438






Established in 1988 in CA - The Jacobs Family Foundation was created in 1988 by Joseph and Violet Jacobs and their daughters, Meg, Linda, and Valerie

Purpose and Activities

The foundation invests in and with communities to seed or strengthen projects and programs that build the capacity of under-invested neighborhoods, through neighborhood-based programs, resident-led initiatives, projects that test new ideas, and activities that build community spirit. This is done through five funds: the Partnership Fund, Community-Building Strategies Fund, Spirit of the Diamond Fund, and the Jabara Scholarship Fund.

Program Area(s)

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

Program-Related Investment

The foundation has provided PRIs in the form of loan guarantees for and working lines of credit established for small local businesses. The foundation views these guarantees as part of its support for the programs being conducted by the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation in The Diamond Neighborhoods of southeastern San Diego, CA. Historically, the foundation has made a PRI in the form of a loan to an urban housing corporation, to be used in the development of low income housing known as The Encanto Urban Village in San Diego, CA. Historically, the foundation has also made a PRI in the form of a loan to a neighborhood innovation center, to foster the creation of community-owned businesses and to improve the quality of life in southeastern, San Diego, CA's, Diamond Neighborhoods.

Fields of Interest

  • Child welfare
  • Community and economic development
  • Education
  • Family services
  • Foundations
  • Human services
  • Nonprofits
  • Philanthropy
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-06-30

Assets: $23,223,721 (market value)

Expenditures: $1,715,330

Total giving: $1,458,438

Qualifying distributions: $1,485,239

Giving activities include:

$1,458,438 for 12 grants (high: $1,279,640; low: $25)