Xie Foundation

OVERVIEW:  The Xie Foundation’s grantmaking includes support of educational and athletic organizations.

IP TAKE: The foundation keeps a low public profile, which limits information available on its grantmaking priorities and activities.

FUNDING AREAS: Education and youth, athletics

PROFILE: Established in 2009, the Xie Foundation is steered by Fortinet co-founders Ken and Michael Xie. The foundation lacks transparency and does not maintain a public web presence, but tax filings suggest that the Xie Foundation supports educational and athletic organizations, as well as athletics.

The Xie Foundation's grants range from $2,500 to $4,000,000 to Stanford University. Learn more about past grantmaking in the funder’s tax records. Past grantees include Stanford University (Ken’s alma mater where they’ve supported an electrical engineering chair), Pinewood School, Sacred Heart Schools, and East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring.

The foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals or LOIs.


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Xie Foundation

325 Sharon Park Dr., Ste. 802

Menlo Park, CA 94025