OVERVIEW: The Timothy and Judith Smith Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to Catholic schools and educational foundations, as well as medical research and human services.
IP TAKE: The foundation keeps a low public profile, which limits information available on its grantmaking priorities and activities.
PROFILE: The Timothy and Judith Smith Foundation was established in 1999 by car dealership owner Timothy Smith and his wife Judith. Timothy is the president of Bob Smith BMW and Bob Smith MINI in Calabasas, California, which sells new and pre-owned BMW and MINI vehicles. 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 Timothy and Judith Smith Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to Catholic schools and educational foundations, as well as medical research and human services.
The Snyders are heavily involved with their alma mater Santa Clara University. Timothy is president of the Catholic Education Foundation, which helps to provide children of low-income families with access to a Catholic education. He also was a trustee of the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy.
Grants range from $2,000 to $30,000. In a recent fiscal year, the foundation gave away a little under $180,000. Past grantees include Catholic Education Foundation, Dolores Mission Elementary School, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, Loyola High School of Los Angeles, St. Raphael Church, and Verbum Dei High School.
The Timothy and Judith Smith Foundation keeps a low profile and does not accept unsolicited proposals.
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The Timothy and Judith Smith Foundation
24500 Calabasas Rd.
Calabasas, CA 91302