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Sand Hill Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-05-11

At A Glance

Sand Hill Foundation

3000 Sand Hill Rd., 1-120

Menlo Park, CA United States 94025-7122

Telephone: (650) 854-9310


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $63,064,785

Total giving: $2,250,444






Established in 1995 in CA

Purpose and Activities

The foundation provides funding for promising and proven nonprofit organizations working to strengthen families and preserve the natural environment, with a primary focus in San Mateo and northern Santa Clara Counties. The foundation seeks to invest in organizations that demonstrate effective, inspiring leadership in their areas of service and are managed for long-term sustainability. The foundation strongly favors approaches to strengthening families and preserving the environment that work at pivotal inflection points when the greatest opportunity for transformational change exists.

Program Area(s)

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

Capital Needs Grants

The program awards grants for capital expenses of $35,000 or less to potential grantees that fit the foundation's program areas. Unsolicited applications are currently not accepted for this program. The foundation is currently not accepting capital requests. See foundation web site for updates.

Preserving and Protecting the Environment

The program supports open space preservation, environmental education and stewardship.

Strengthening Families

The program supports services that support safe, secure and stable families; programs that expand access to community healthcare services; mental health services for youth; innovative after-school enrichment and college prep programs; scholarships, and fellowships and internships that expand an individual's educational and vocational options.

Fields of Interest

  • Adult education
  • Child welfare
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Family services
  • Health
  • Human services
  • Job retraining
  • Mental health care
  • Sustainable finance
  • Vocational education
  • Youth mentoring
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $63,064,785 (market value)

Expenditures: $3,591,554

Total giving: $2,250,444

Qualifying distributions: $2,832,347