Webb Family Foundation

OVERVIEW: The Webb Family Foundation provides underprivileged, motivated young individuals access to quality education and supports individuals who are struggling against the odds to make a positive impact on the world through innovation and hard work.

IP TAKE: The foundation prioritizes organizations that serve children in the California Bay Area.

FUNDING AREAS: Education and youth

PROFILE: Established in 2004, tech veteran Maynard Webb and his wife Irene founded the Webb Family Foundation, which provides underprivileged, motivated young individuals access to quality education and supports individuals who are struggling against the odds to make a positive impact on the world through innovation and hard work. The couple notes that neither of them grew up privileged, but through education both went on to success at IBM and beyond. The Webb Family Foundation have supported a variety of organizations, but over time has honed its purpose. Current grantmaking focus areas are children and youth.

Grantees include Lighthouse Community Charter School in Oakland, KIPP Bay Area Schools, which “operates high-achieving public schools in educationally underserved communities, developing in its students the knowledge, skills and character essential to thrive in college, shape their futures, and positively impact the world.” Learn more about past giving in the funder’s tax records. The foundation’s website provides grant guidelines.

The foundation considers new applications and grant renewals yearly for a general operating support grant. The foundation hosts one grant cycle per year. Grant decision are made by December. Contact the foundation by email at han@webbfamilyfoundation.org.

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