Eucalyptus Foundation: Grants for K-12 Education

OVERVIEW: The majority of the Eucalyptus Foundation’s K-12 education grants support academic institutions located in its home state of California.

IP TAKE: This funder awards grants to support specific projects as well as general operating costs. Eucalyptus does not award a large number of K-12 education grant per year.

PROFILE: Established in 1991 and based in San Francisco, California, the Eucalyptus Foundation maintains a low public profile, does not operate a website and does not employ a formal staff. According to the foundation’s tax filings, Frances Koshland Geballe is the major financial contributor to the foundation. Geballe is the daughter of Daniel Koshland Sr., who along with his brother-in-law Walter Hass, helped build Levi Strauss into a multi-billion dollar company. Koshland was also involved with the creation of the Levi Strauss and San Francisco foundations. Eucalyptus invests in arts and culture; community and international development including social services and social justice programs; education, healthcare, the environment and human rights.

Eucalyptus Foundation grants range anywhere from $1,000 to $500,000. K-12 education grants typically range between $5,000 and $100,000. Past grantees include the Albany Education Foundation, which received a general operating support grant; and the Mid-Peninsula Education Center, which received a grant for minority student tuition scholarships.

The foundation does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding.


  • Frances K. Geballe, President, Director
  • Theodore H. Geballe, Vice President, Director
  • Alison F. Geballe, Manager, CFO, Director
  • Gordon T. Geballe, Director
  • Adam P. Geballe, Director


Eucalyptus Foundation

P.O. Box 29550

San Francisco, California 94129

(415) 561-3346