NET WORTH: Unknown
SOURCE OF WEALTH: Tech executive; Andreessen Horowitz
FUNDING AREAS: Health, Education and Youth, Animals and Environment, Human Services and Humanitarian.
OVERVIEW: Jeff Jordan and his wife Karen move their philanthropy through the Fat Tire Foundation, whose grantmaking totaled a little under $500,000 in a recent tax year. Karen serves on a number key nonprofit boards and health—particularly diabetes—is an interest. The couple also supports their alma mater, Stanford University.
BACKGROUND: Jeff Jordan received a bachelor’s degree from Amherst College and an MBA from Stanford University. He worked as senior vice president of finance for The Disney Stores at The Walt Disney Company. He was also CFO of Hollywood Entertainment and president of Reel.com, worked for eBay, and was CEO and executive chairman of OpenTable. Jordan is a general partner at the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz
HEALTH: The Jordan's daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Karen sits on the board of JRDF as well as The Carb DM, which “fosters connections among people with diabetes, their loved ones, and medical professionals.” The couple supports these organizations via their foundation, as well as Greater Giving American Heart Association; Out of the Darkness, which deals with suicide prevention; Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America; and Pacific Stroke Association.
EDUCATION & YOUTH: Jordan and Karen both attended Stanford and are Stanford parents as well. They support their alma mater via their foundation, as well as The Portola Valley School Foundation, Lick-Wilmerding High School, Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula, and Greater Good Science Center, a UC Berkeley outfit that studies and teaches “skills that foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society.”
ANIMALS & ENVIRONMENT: Grantees include Humane Society of Silicon Valley, Wolf Conservation Center, World Wildlife Fund, and Acterra.
HUMAN SERVICES & HUMANITARIAN: Fat Tire Foundation grantees include Second Harvest Food Bank, Human Rights Watch, and Ecumenical Hunger Program.
LOOKING FORWARD: Jordan is only in his 50s and still very much engaged in business. The Fat Tire Foundation is likely to engage in more grantmaking in the coming years.
The Fat Tire Foundation
50 Paso del Arroyo
Portola Valley, CA 94028