Hymowitz Family Foundation: Grants for the Bay Area

OVERVIEW: The Hymowitz Family Foundation invests in education and Jewish causes, among other interests. 

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

FUNDING AREAS: Education and youth, Jewish causes, arts and culture, health and human services

PROFILE:  Founded in 2012, the Hymowitz Family Foundation’s was established by Philadelphia Financial Managing Partner Jordan Hymowitz and his wife Sarah, vice president of protein sciences at Genentech. According to tax filings, the Hymowitz Family Foundation’s grantmaking includes support for educational and Jewish organizations.

While the foundation is not transparent and does not name particular interests, tax filing suggest the foundation gave away around $143,000. Past grantees include  UCSF Foundation (Sarah graduated from UCSF); Brandeis School of San Francisco; their temple Congregation Emanu-El; Jewish Community Relations Council of San Francisco; and San Francisco General Hospital. Learn more about past grantees in the funder’s tax records.

It does not appear that this foundation accepts unsolicited grant applications from nonprofits.


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Hymowitz Family Foundation

Foundation Source 581 Silverside Rd.

Wilmington, DE 19809