NET WORTH: Unknown
SOURCE OF WEALTH: MMC Networks
FUNDING AREAS: Jewish causes, Bay Area community
OVERVIEW: Amos Wilnai, his wife Ruth and family move their philanthropy through the Amos and Ruth Wilnai Foundation. The couple’s giving through their foundation strongly focuses on the Jewish community. The family also supports local Bay Area institutions.
BACKGROUND: Amos Wilnai graduated with a BSEE degree from the Technion Institute of Technology in Israel in 1964, and an MSEE from the Polytechnic Institute in Brooklyn in 1966. He worked at National Semiconductor Israel and at Intel Israel. He founded Clarity Ltd. of Israel, an IC design automation company and later founded MMC Networks, a network processor supplier which sold for $4.5 billion in stock.
JEWISH CAUSES: Both Wilnai and Ruth were born in Israel and steadily support the Jewish community via their foundation. Grantees include PEF Israel Endowment Funds, National Yiddish Book Center, Jewish Funders Network, American Friends of Tel Aviv University, Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, and Greater Miami Jewish Federation.
BAY AREA COMMUNITY: The family has supported Bay Area Wilderness Training, The Wellness Kitchen & Resource Center, Outdoors Empowered Network, and 10 Books a Home, “a Bay Area nonprofit that provides in-home tutoring to families in high poverty communities.
LOOKING FORWARD: Expect the Wilnai couple's support of the Jewish community in particular to continue.
Amos and Ruth Wilnai Foundation
885 Northampton Dr.
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Telephone: (650) 325-9375