Eugene and Marilyn Stein Family Foundation

OVERVIEW: Eugene and Marilyn Stein Family Foundation funds grantmaking related to education, youth, the arts, health, human services, and Jewish causes. 

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

PROFILE: The Eugene and Marilyn Stein Family Foundation was established in 1997. Its was founded by financier Eugene Stein and his wife Mindy, who's worked as a speech therapist. Eugene Stein is the former vice chairman and director of Capital Strategy Research, a unit of the Capital Group Companies, a global investment management company.  The foundation lacks transparency and does not maintain a website, which makes it difficult to locate further information on its priority areas and grantmaking strategies. Tax filings suggest the Eugene and Marilyn Stein Family Foundation funds grantmaking related to education, youth, the arts, health, human services, and Jewish causes

Last decade, the couple founded the Tikun Olam Foundation, a support foundation at the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles. Tikun Olam means "healing the world" in Hebrew. The foundation seeks to help vulnerable children by providing support to both the child and family, with a primary focus on promoting early childhood mental health and the prevention of child abuse. Via the Tikun Olam Foundation, the Steins made a $1 million gift to establish the Stein Tikun Olam Infant-Family Mental Health Initiative at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). Eugene Stein also once chaired the board of Pitzer College in Claremont, California and the couple have steadily supported the liberal arts college.

Grants range from $500 to $1.6 million. In a recent fiscal year, the foundation gave away around $2.1 million. Past grantees include Los Angeles Opera (Stein is a director); Pasadena Conservancy of Music; Alliance College Ready Public Schools; Flintridge Preparatory School and La Canada Flintridge Educational Foundation (The couple's kids attended La Canada Flintridge public schools and Flintridge Prep); Union Station Foundation (Mindy was once vice chair); Huntington Hospital; and California Community Foundation, which has received 7-figure funds annually of late. 

The Eugene and Marilyn Stein Family Foundation keeps a low profile and does not accept unsolicited proposals. 

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Eugene and Marilyn Stein Family Foundation
501 Highland Dr.
La Canada, CA 91011