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The Schmidt Family Foundation

Profile

Last profile update: 04/12/2017
Last grant data update: 10/03/2017

At A Glance

The Schmidt Family Foundation

555 Bryant St., No. 370

Palo Alto, CA United States 94301-1704

URL: theschmidt.org

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

EIN

204170342

BRIDGE Number

2546017345

Background

Established in 2006 in CA - Founded by Eric and Wendy Schmidt. Mr. Schmidt is Executive Chairman and former C.E.O. of Google Inc., whose search engine and online advertising technology has made it the world's largest internet company.

Purpose and Activities

The foundation supports efforts, using best expert information, to help transform the world’s environmental and energy practices in the 21st century. The foundation's mission, at its broadest, is to advance the creation of an increasingly intelligent relationship between human activity and the use of the world’s natural resources. The foundation works strategically, and often in collaboration, to create successful models of their vision. This includes the restoration and protection of vulnerable historic places while improving their environmental profile, using new technologies, and the growing knowledge about the impact of the built environment on the Earth’s climate system. The foundation supports efforts around the world to improve health, education, transportation and communications through investing in a pattern of economic development that includes green, sustainable environmental practices and design. In addition, the foundation supports public education around issues of energy and the environment and promote public understanding of the science of climate change. .