Tarsadia Foundation

OVERVIEW: The Tarsadia Foundation supports education, health and human services, and economic empowerment in Orange County and the Greater Los Angeles area.

FUNDING AREAS: Education, health and human services, economic empowerment

IP TAKE: Keep an eye on this funder’s shifting grantmaking following its recent strategic review process.

PROFILE: Established in 1999, the Tarsadia Foundation is the foundation of B.U. Patel & Pushpa Patel. The foundation is based in Newport Beach, California. B.U. Patel is the founder and vice chairman of Newport Beach-based Tarsadia Hotels. The foundation aims to support “non-profit organizations with programs and projects that provide educational opportunities for the underserved, support health and well-being of the community, and help to employ the employable through economic empowerment.” Grantmaking includes education, health and human services, and economic empowerment.

This foundation gives broadly within these three focus areas. The foundation also typically awards grants on an annual basis. As a general rule, Tarsadia does not support political causes, lobbying activities, endowment campaigns, individuals, or organizations that aren’t IRS tax-exempt.

Foundation grants often range from $10,000 to $500,000. View a list of past grantees on the funder’s website. Southern California is the focus of this funder’s giving. It gives special priority to organizations that serve Orange County and the Greater Los Angeles area. However, more recently, the funder has expanded its giving to global efforts as well, especially for organizations that work in India.

The foundation does not accept unsolicited grant proposals. View the foundation’s application process page for the most current information for grantseekers. Direct general questions to the staff at 949-610-8038 or info@tarsadiafoundation.org.

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