Established in 2006 by Wendy and Eric Schmidt, The Schmidt Family Foundation (TSFF) works to advance the wiser use of energy and natural resources and to support efforts worldwide that empower communities to build resilient systems for food, water, and human resources. Through community-, market- and technology-based approaches, TSFF promotes an intelligent relationship between human activity and the planet’s natural resources.  TSFF pursues its mission through three, innovative and thoughtful strategies:  1) The 11th Hour Project; 2) the Mission Investment Program; and 3) Schmidt Marine Technology Partners (SMTP).

Mission & Vision

In recent decades, there have been tectonic shifts in the ways people learn and make things, connect to each other, and interact with the energy, food and water resources of our planet. Looking through a systems lens, we find new opportunities for a healthier, more balanced, and dynamic relationship with our natural world.


For us, growing beyond an old economy based on extraction and waste towards a regenerative economy means advancing frameworks that value healthy ecosystems, active civic engagement, and social equity.


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