What We Fund

The Schmidt Family Foundation supports efforts, using best expert information, to help transform the world’s environmental and energy practices in the 21st century. Our mission, at its broadest, is to advance the creation of an increasingly intelligent relationship between human activity and the use of the world’s natural resources.

To realize this mission, we focus our grantmaking in the areas of the environment and sustainable development.

Please note, all of the Foundation’s grantmaking is by invitation only. We proactively seek new partnerships based on our program area strategies.

In a few decades, the relationship between the environment, resources and conflict may seem almost as obvious as the connection we see today between human rights, democracy and peace.
—Wangari Maathai