Eustace-Kwan Family Foundation: Bay Area Grants

OVERVIEW: The Eustace-Kwan Family Foundation is the philanthropic vehicle of former Google senior vice president Alan Eustace and his wife, Kathy Kwan. The foundation makes almost all of its grants in the Bay Area, focusing in on the mid-Peninsula area. The couple focuses on educational issues and social support.

FUNDING AREAS: Educational Equity, Job Skills, Leadership & Professional Development

IP TAKE: The foundation engages in multi-year parternships with a handful of organizations. The charity does not accept unsolicited proposals, alhough foundation president Kathy Kwan has an email address which is listed below.

PROFILE: The Eustace-Kwan Family Foundation was founded by former Google senior vice president Alan Eustace and his wife, Kathy Kwan, who worked at Kaiser Permanente for more than a decade. Kathy serves as president of the foundation and is accessible on Linkedin. The foundation has a minimal web presence and does not accept unsolicited proposals.

Annual grantmaking appears to be up at the foundation. At the start of the decade, around $1.5 million went out of the door. Recently, the foundation recorded some $5 million in grantmaking. That number may well be higher now. The couple supports local schools in the Redwood City, Sequoia Union High, and Menlo Park School Districts. They've also supported Aim High, which "closes the opportunity gap for under-resourced middle school youth by providing them with a free summer learning program."

Eustace and Kathy also focus on leadership and professional development.  Kathy's alma mater, UC Berkeley, (and where she serves as a trustee) has received strong attention, including the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. Other grantees include the Haas Center for Public Service, and Global Health Sciences at UCSF.

Eustace-Kwan Family Foundation's grantmaking also involves supporting outfits that provide job and technical skills. Grantees have included Job Train, which provides job training and placement services in Menlo Park and East Palo Alto, Health Career Connection, which "empowers undergraduate students, recent graduates and HCC alumni to successfully pursue health careers," and DeAnza Tech Automotive.

It's worth mentioning that Philanthropic Ventures Foundation helped the couple establish partnerships with several local nonprofits. The couple also established the Eustace-Kwan Family Foundation Scholarship via the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.


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  • The foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals, but this is Kathy Kwan's e-mail address: