About Us

We Believe in People

At Sand Hill Foundation, we believe that a community’s ability to thrive is determined by opportunity and commitment. This is especially true in the areas of health and economic well-being, and environmental sustainability and engagement. A community that takes care of its people and its surroundings is a community that will prosper.

Our Mission

Sand Hill Foundation is driven by optimism about the resilience and hopefulness of the human spirit. We fund organizations that envision a better future for low-income individuals and families by providing local residents with pathways to economic, physical, and environmental security.

Our Values


We all want to see children and families in the community succeed and thrive. This universal truth speaks to our common humanity and our need to respect and value one another.


The Foundation is committed to helping both proven and promising organizations to innovate, self-evaluate and build on their core strengths in order to address growing and evolving community needs.


The Foundation seeks to respond quickly to new and emergent community needs, balancing responsiveness and effective due diligence in our grantmaking.

Where We Work

Sand Hill Foundation is dedicated to the idea of local giving – funding programs and activities within the geographic region we call home. This is the place we know best. We know its needs and celebrate its successes. Our reach stretches from the Pacific Coast to the San Francisco Bay, from Daly City to Mountain View, with an intentional focus in San Mateo and northern Santa Clara counties.