Adobe Foundation: Grants for Public Health

OVERVIEW: The Adobe Foundation’s public health grants focus on domestic violence, homelessness, food security and families in crisis.

IP TAKE: Adobe isn’t the most accessible of funders, so grantseekers should expect to jump through a few hoops.

PROFILE: The Adobe Foundation was established in 2007 as the charitable arm of software company Adobe Systems, Inc. Interest areas include arts and culture, education, food security, housing, human services and community development.

Unfortunately, the Adobe Foundation’s website doesn’t offer much information for grantseekers, only that it supports nonprofits that “help make our communities better, stronger, and more vibrant places to live, work, and do business.”

Tax filings clarify Adobe’s grantmaking patterns. In the public health space, the foundation appears to focus on homelessness, domestic violence, food security and families in crisis. A few of its past grantees include the Seattle-based outfit Got Green, specifically its food access program. The San Jose, California-based Family Supportive Housing—an organization that provides temporary housing and support to those in crisis—is also a grantee.

The Adobe Foundation awards quite a few grants each year. While most total $5,000 to $150,000, it isn’t unusual to see a few in the $200,000 to $350,000 range.

Adobe does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding.

PEOPLE:

  • Michelle Yates, Executive Director
  • Michael Dillon, Senior Vice President
  • Donna Morris, Senior Vice President

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