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James and Rebecca Morgan Family Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-06-04

At A Glance

James and Rebecca Morgan Family Foundation

P.O. Box 1742

Los Altos, CA United States 94023-1742


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $46,954,438

Total giving: $5,613,553






Established in 1993 in CA

Purpose and Activities

The foundation focuses its giving on youth, education, the environment, and stewardship. Programs that maximize the potential of an organization and the individuals it serves are of particular interest. The majority of funding is in Santa Clara County and San Mateo County, CA.

Program Area(s)

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


The program supports efforts to expand educational opportunities at all levels. The foundation is particularly interested in programs that: nurture a love of learning in children to prepare them to learn and succeed in school; strengthen the teaching profession through programs focused on developing effective teachers and principals; and motivate students to achieve and gain the skills that allow them to reach their academic and career goals, including vocational training.


The program supports efforts to protect wilderness areas and natural resources, preserve cultural heritage, and prevent irreversible environmental and economic damage. Organizations that combine educational and environmental components take precedence. The foundation is particularly interested in programs that: ensure the adequate protection, restoration and management of lands and waters of conservation importance for people, wildlife, and ecosystems; support preservation and protection of endangered cultural heritage sites of significance and ensure the long-term sustainability of these regional efforts; expose youth - future stewards of our environment - to the wonders of our natural world, reconnecting them to nature through firsthand experiences; provide technical skills, research, and education to ensure proper stewardship of our environment; and protect Northern Sierra Nevada’s most valuable natural, cultural, and recreational resources, through partnerships that develop and fund strategic approaches that result in long lasting benefits. .


The program supports efforts to strengthen communities and regions through existing and new organizations focused on forging collaborative, multi-sector models of stewardship for economic, environmental, social, and governance improvements. The foundation is particularly interested in programs that: provide resources and support to stewardship efforts that promote the idea that strong and vibrant communities are built on an innovative economy, livable communities, sustainable natural resources, social inclusion, and a collaborative style of governance - and that galvanize individuals and organizations in these efforts; promote sustainable practices across disciplines and populations; and that support and strengthen non-profit leaders and encourage philanthropy and civic leadership from throughout our diverse communities. .


The program supports programs that address the developmental needs of youth and their families. The foundation is particularly interested in programs that: help youth develop the life skills, attitudes, and internal resources to make informed and responsible life choices; and that provide opportunities for creative expression and physical well-being, and enhancement of individual strengths. Programs that foster leadership development are of particular interest. .

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Foundations
  • Historic preservation
  • Historical activities
  • Leadership development
  • Youth development
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students
  • Community foundations

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $46,954,438 (market value)

Gifts received: $12,850

Expenditures: $6,248,340

Total giving: $5,613,553

Qualifying distributions: $5,848,392