SHG Foundation

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:

  • Agastya

    Sparking curiosity, nurturing creativity and instilling confidence” in economically disadvantaged children.

  • Akshaya Patra

    Unlimited Food for Education

  • American Red Cross

    The American Red Cross is where people mobilize to help their neighbors-across the street, across the country and across the world-in emergencies.

  • Asset India Foundation

    Achieving sustainable social equality through Technology.

  • Big Brothers, Big Sisters of America

    Mentoring at-risk children and teens.


    Real-world entrepreneurial experience that empowers youth from under-resourced communities.

  • Community Foundation Silicon Valley

    Literacy grants to schools throughout Silicon Valley.

  • Child Relief and You (CRY)

    Support for orphanage in India.

  • Field Trip Foundation

    Connects students with educational outdoor resources in the Bay Area.

  • Fresh Lifelines for Youth

    Reduction of juvenile crime and incarceration through legal education, mentoring and peer leadership services

  • Interplast

    Reconstructive surgery for children with birth defects.

  • JustREAD

    A non-profit literacy program for middle and high school students

  • Music for Minors

    Nurturing in children a lifelong love of music.

  • New Story

    Transforming slums into sustainable communities.

  • Project Concern International

    Long-term solutions to health care problems impacting children and their mothers.

  • Project Impact

    Dedicated to making medical technology and health care services accessible, affordable, and financially self-sustaining.

  • Room to Read

    Provide under-privileged children with an opportunity to gain the lifelong gift of education.

  • Sahana

    Sahana is a free and open source Disaster Management System.

  • Santa Clara University’s Center for Science, Technology, and Society

    Provides an intensive two-week program that enables successful technology innovators to scale their endeavors and achieve sustainability.

  • Silicon Valley Children’s Fund

    Educational and recreational programs at the Children’s Shelter of Santa Clara County.

  • SKS Microfinance

    SKS empowers the poor to become economically self-reliant by providing financial services in a sustainable manner.

  • Unitus

    Unitus is a global microfinance accelerator. Our mission is to alleviate global poverty by increasing access to microfinance.

  • Women’s Opportunity Fund

    Microloans to low-income women in 20 developing countries.

  • World Cataract Foundation

    Helping the world see!

To contact the SHG Foundation, please click here.