The SHG Foundation is a fund devoted to enabling U.S.-based non-profit organizations to improve the lives of low-income women and children worldwide. The foundation was created by Sand Hill Group co-founders M.R. Rangaswami and Constantin Delvanis. It was endowed by funds from the groups Enterprise conference series. The goal to build a $1-million endowment was achieved at the tenth anniversary Enterprise event in 2007. In 2012 the foundation created Indiaspora – a Forum for 100 influential leaders from the India American community.
The SHG Foundation funds one or two outstanding organizations per year with either a San Francisco Bay Area or international focus. Grantees also get connected to the influential Sand Hill Group network of entrepreneurs, VCs and software industry executives.
Past grantees include:
Sparking curiosity, nurturing creativity and instilling confidence” in economically disadvantaged children.
Unlimited Food for Education
The American Red Cross is where people mobilize to help their neighbors-across the street, across the country and across the world-in emergencies.
Achieving sustainable social equality through Technology.
Mentoring at-risk children and teens.
Real-world entrepreneurial experience that empowers youth from under-resourced communities.
Literacy grants to schools throughout Silicon Valley.
Support for orphanage in India.
Connects students with educational outdoor resources in the Bay Area.
Reduction of juvenile crime and incarceration through legal education, mentoring and peer leadership services
Reconstructive surgery for children with birth defects.
A non-profit literacy program for middle and high school students
Nurturing in children a lifelong love of music.
Transforming slums into sustainable communities.
Long-term solutions to health care problems impacting children and their mothers.
Dedicated to making medical technology and health care services accessible, affordable, and financially self-sustaining.
Provide under-privileged children with an opportunity to gain the lifelong gift of education.
Sahana is a free and open source Disaster Management System.
Provides an intensive two-week program that enables successful technology innovators to scale their endeavors and achieve sustainability.
Educational and recreational programs at the Children’s Shelter of Santa Clara County.
SKS empowers the poor to become economically self-reliant by providing financial services in a sustainable manner.
Unitus is a global microfinance accelerator. Our mission is to alleviate global poverty by increasing access to microfinance.
Microloans to low-income women in 20 developing countries.
Helping the world see!
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