The SHG Foundation is devoted to helping non-profit organizations improve the lives of women and children worldwide. The foundation was created by Sand Hill Group co-founder M.R. Rangaswami and it is endowed by funds from the group’s Enterprise Retreat conference series.

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.
  • AnitaB
    Connect, inspire and guide women in computing
  • Big Brothers, Big Sisters of America
    Mentoring at-risk children and teens.

  • Black Girls Code
    Increase the number of women of color in the digital space.

    Real-world entrepreneurial experience that empowers youth from under-resourced communities.
  • Code 2040
    Activate, connect, and mobilize Black and Latinx people in the innovation economy.
  • Computer History Museum
    Decodes technology for everyone.
  • Hack the Hood
    Train low-income youth of color in technology and marketing skills
  • New Story
    Transforming slums into sustainable communities.

  • The Nudge
    To alleviate poverty, sustainably and scalably.
  • Room to Read
    Provide underprivileged children with an opportunity to gain the lifelong gift of education.
  • 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.

To contact the SHG Foundation, please click here.