EIN 20-4170342

The Schmidt Family Foundation (TSFF)

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The Schmidt Family Foundation (TSFF) works to advance the wiser use of energy and natural resources and to support efforts worldwide that empower communities to build resilient systems for food, water, and human resources.
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Program areas at TSFF

11th hour project - funded events and activities related to increasing education and awareness around climate change, renewable energy, sustainable food and agriculture, human rights and marine technology
Greenhound - functioned as: 1) a bus depot to promote public transportation, 2) a transit and cultural information center, and 3) The local food pantry location
Remain nantucket - sponsored community events with social, climate and environmental sustainability messages

Grants made by TSFF

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Sustainable Markets FoundationCommunity Organizing in the African Great Lakes Region, Encouraging A Just Transition Away From Fossil Fuels, Supporting Human Rights Defenders in Africa, Encouraging A Just Transition Away From Fossil Fuels, Energy and Policy Institute, General Operating Support, Supporting Human Rights Defenders in Africa, LN3 Film, Outreach and Community Education for Nyc Building Retrofits, Advancing Sustainable Agriculture, Scoping for A Film on the Future of Food, Soil Carbon Project, the Civil Eats Project, Virunga Youth: Actors of Hope$4,321,250
Ellen Macarthur Foundation USASupport for New Plastics Economy Commitment 2025 - Reaching A Tipping Point$3,400,000
American Jewish World ServiceRaising Awareness of Human Rights Violations in Africa, 11th Hour Energy Access and Leadership Development Fund, Protecting Land, Water and Climate Justice Rights in Haiti, Building Communications Capacity To Hold Public and Private Financing Accountable, Conference Support, Protecting Land, Water and Climate Justice Rights in Haiti$3,053,431
...and 244 more grants made totalling $62,439,320

Personnel at TSFF

Jeanne HueyChief Financial Officer$309,911
Joseph SciortinoExecutive Director$331,000
Carol SacksDirector of Communications$32,954
J DeanProgram Director$218,498
Maria SeferianGeneral Counsel$0

Financials for TSFF

RevenuesFYE 12/2019
Total grants, contributions, etc.$180,926,490
Investment income and dividends$7,222,854
Net rental income$26,614
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$98,777,835
Gross sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$129,449
Total revenues$287,138,537

Form 990s for TSFF

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-122021-06-23990PFView PDF
2018-122020-01-08990PFView PDF
2017-122019-02-07990PFView PDF
2016-122017-11-22990PFView PDF
2015-122016-11-23990PFView PDF
...and 4 more Form 990s

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Data update history
July 12, 2022
Posted financials
Added Form 990PF for fiscal year 2019
July 11, 2022
Used new vendors
Identified 3 new vendors, including , , and
September 28, 2021
Used new vendors
Identified 3 new vendors, including , , and
September 27, 2021
Updated personnel
Identified 8 new personnel
June 4, 2020
Posted financials
Added Form 990PF for fiscal year 2018
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Grantmaking organizationsPrivate foundationsPrivate non-operating foundationCharities
Energy conservationEnvironmentCommunity improvementForeign affairsInternational development
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General information
555 Bryant St No 370
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Metro area
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
Santa Clara County, CA
Website URL
(650) 376-7100
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990-PF
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
T20: Private Foundations
NAICS code, primary
813211: Grantmaking Foundations
Parent/child status
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