Eustace-Kwan Family Foundation: Grants for the Bay Area

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 prioritizes the Bay Area, focusing on the mid-Peninsula area, as well as on educational issues and social support.

FUNDING AREAS: Educational equity, job skills, leadership and professional development

IP TAKE: The foundation engages in multi-year partnerships with a handful of organizations.

PROFILE: Established in 2005, the Eustace-Kwan Family Foundation is the foundation of 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, which has a minimal web presence. The Philanthropic Ventures Foundation initially 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. Grantmaking areas of interest include educational equity, job skills, and leadership and professional development.

This foundation has been increasing annual grantmaking. The couple supports local schools in the Redwood City, Sequoia Union High, and Menlo Park School Districts. They have 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. The couple has shown strong support for Kathy's alma mater, UC Berkeley, where she has also served as a trustee. Other grantees include the Haas Center for Public Service and Global Health Sciences at UCSF. The Eustace-Kwan Family Foundation's grantmaking also involves supporting organizations 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.

Foundation grants tend to range from $50,000 to $500,000. Learn more about this funder’s local giving by examining its local tax records. Grantmaking is largely focused on San Francisco and the Bay Area of California. Aside from San Francisco, other local cities in focus are East Palo Alto, Redwood City, Cupertino, Atherton, Menlo Park, and Stanford.

This foundation only funds pre-selected organizations and does not welcome unsolicited grant applications. Nonprofits can contact the foundation with general questions via email to Kathy Kwan at or by phone at 650-566-8381.


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