Hoefer Family Foundation: Grants for the Bay Area

OVERVIEW:  The Hoefer Family Foundation’s grantmaking includes support of educational and arts 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, arts and culture, Bay Area community

PROFILE: Established in 1969, the Hoefer Family Foundation is steered by businessman Alan Hoefer and family. The foundation does not maintain a website, restricting available information about its mission or grantmaking. However, tax filings suggest that the Hoefer Family Foundation’s grantmaking invests in  educational and arts organizations. 

In a recent fiscal year, grant amounts ranged from $500 to $151,000 given to San Francisco Museum of Art. Past grantees include California Academy of Sciences, Edgewood Center for Children & Families, Hillsborough Schools Foundation, Stanford University, Hospital De La Familia Foundation, and SFMOMA, which has received particularly strong support. Learn more about this funder by examining its recent tax records. Grantmaking prioritizes the Californian Bay Area.

The Burlingame, California-based foundation does not welcome unsolicited applications. The phone number for the foundation is 650-347-8417.


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