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The Leo M. Shortino Family Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-07-28

At A Glance

The Leo M. Shortino Family Foundation

(also known as The Shortino Foundation)

1760 The Alameda, Ste. 200

San Jose, CA United States 95126-1728

Telephone: (408) 275-6306


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $48,213,882

Total giving: $2,256,766






Established in 1992 in CA

Purpose and Activities

The foundation's mission is to act as a catalyst to enhance the quality of life in Santa Clara County by supporting at-risk youth and their families through education, healthy lifestyles and the arts. Areas of focus are: K-12 education: 1. Systemic education reform/improvement focused on closing the achievement gap; 2. academic remediation for underachieving students; 3. education programs that prepare youth to enter higher education, vocational training, and/or the workforce; 4. enrichment and support services that augment students'; educational experience. Arts: 1. Provide opportunities for underserved youth access to high quality, hands-on experiences and/or exposure to professional performances and exhibitions; 2. support nonprofit organizations in bringing arts education into the schools and to out-of-school programs. .

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Education
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Higher education
  • Human services
  • Public health
  • Secondary education
  • Vocational education
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Adolescents
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $48,213,882 (market value)

Gifts received: $5,269

Expenditures: $2,929,035

Total giving: $2,256,766

Qualifying distributions: $2,408,215