Our Mission: With primary focus in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Hellman Foundation works to build equity and opportunity, to advance knowledge, and to foster health, science, the arts, innovation, and creativity.
Since the Foundation's launch in late 2011, we’ve focused on supporting organizations and initiatives working in the Bay Area. We strive to be strategic in our philanthropy to ensure we help meet local pressing needs and bolster the impact of our partner organizations. As we partner with local leaders and organizations, we are learning, listening, and asking questions.
While the organizations we support are broad, we have an emphasis on education and youth development, and health and basic needs programs. In the coming years, we anticipate our funding areas will continue to evolve as we develop, implement, and refine our giving strategy.
The Foundation’s total grantmaking budget in 2017 was approximately $13.5 million.