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Y & H Soda Foundation


Last profile update: 12/27/2017
Last grant data update: 03/20/2018

At A Glance

Y & H Soda Foundation

1635 School St.

Moraga, CA United States 94556-1150

Telephone: (925) 631-1133


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Sports






Established in 1964 - Founded by the late Y. Charles "Chet" Soda and the late Helen C. Soda. Chet Soda was the first general partner of the Oakland Raiders. Long time residents of the East Bay, Helen C. Soda was a devoted wife and community leader. Mr. Soda initially was a cement contractor who later invested in a variety of business and property ventures. The Sodas were active in a variety of civic and philanthropic organizations and shared a special interest in education.

Purpose and Activities

The foundation focuses grantmaking on four program areas: 1) Family Economic Success; 2) Community Organizing; 3) Immigration Legal Services; and 4) Urban Catholic Education. .