The Schmidt Family Foundation
Established in 2006 by Wendy and Eric Schmidt, The Schmidt Family Foundation 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.
The Schmidt Family Foundation supports efforts, using best expert information, to help transform the world’s environmental and energy practices in the 21st century. Their 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, they focus their grantmaking in the areas of the environment and sustainable development.
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 their planet. Looking through a systems lens, they find new opportunities for a healthier, more balanced, and dynamic relationship with their natural world.
For them, 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.See more