OVERVIEW: The Jean & E. Floyd Kvamme Foundation’s grantmaking includes support for religious organizations, cultural, educational and medical organizations.
IP TAKE: The foundation keeps a low public profile, which limits information available on its grantmaking priorities and activities.
FUNDING AREAS: Religious, causes policy, education, medical, social Improvement
PROFILE: Established in 1993, the Jean & E. Floyd Kvamme Foundation was founded by tech veteran Floyd Kvamme and his wife Jean. Floyd and Jean Kvamme met at a San Francisco church and had their first date at the 1958 Billy Graham crusade in San Francisco. In the late 1990s, the couple purchased a ranch and Jean founded Lichen Oaks Adaptive Riding Center (LOARC), “a therapeutic horseback riding center.” In addition to working in tech, Floyd also served as co-chairman of President Bush's President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). While the foundation lacks grantmaking transparency and a website, tax filings reveal that the Jean and E. Floyd Kvamme Foundation primarily funds religious organizations, cultural, educational and medical organizations.
Grants range from $100 to $250,000, largely to City Team Ministries. Learn more about recent giving in the funder’s tax records. Past grantees include City Team Ministries, Gateway Bible Church, Pacific Research Institute, and West Valley College, where the family contributed a seven-figure gift creating the Jean and E. Floyd Kvamme Planetarium. The Kvammes have lived in Saratoga for decades and two of their sons built their own telescope.
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The Jean & E. Floyd Kvamme Foundation
P.O. Box 2494
Saratoga, CA 95070
Fax: (408) 354-0804