Myra Reinhard Family Foundation: Grants for the Bay Area

OVERVIEW: The Myra Reinhard Family Foundation’s grantmaking includes support of health, arts, and Jewish causes.

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

FUNDING AREAS: Health, arts, education and youth, Jewish causes, human services

PROFILE: Established in 1998, the Myra Reinhard Family Foundation is steered by Silicon Valley real estate mangate Myra Reinhard and her children. Myra Reinhard was a founding board member for the Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA), which supports “children in the foster care system who have experienced abuse and neglect.” She served as a board member of the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley. She’s also supported her alma mater UCLA. The foundation is not transparent, and does not maintain a website which would provide further details. Tax filings suggest, however, that the foundation invests in health, arts, education, youth, Jewish causes, and human services.

Grants range from $1,500 to a high of $165,000 most frequently to Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley. Past grantees also include Stanford University School of Medicine, home to the Myra Reinhard Family Laboratories; Intersection for the Arts’ Ron Shulamit Conservatory; Silicon Valley Education Foundation; Child Advocates’ Silicon Valley FACES (Myra serves on the board); and Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley. It’s worth noting that the family has been touched personally by diabetes and are interested in supporting translational research. Learn more about the funder’s giving in its recent tax records.

The foundation does not have a website, but a recent 990 provides an application to be sent via mail.

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CONTACT:

The Myra Reinhard Family Foundation

ATTN: Myra Reinhard, President

15729 Los Gatos Blvd, #201

Los Gatos, CA 95032

408-358-3907