The Spiegel Family Fund is committed to philanthropy in California and beyond. Through dedication to the arts, education, housing and human rights, the Fund supports organizations that contribute to human progress.
Evan Spiegel graduated from Stanford University with a B.S. in Engineering - Product Design. He is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Snap Inc. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife Miranda and their three children, Flynn, Hart and Myles.
“I was completely taken aback by the scale of Roden Crater, the sheer ambition of the work, and the long-term vision that drives James. Roden Crater is art, but it is also an exploration of space, light, time, and so much more. One simply must experience it. I am certain that the Roden Crater will inspire humanity for centuries to come.”
“Frank and Malissa have created something amazing with Turnaround Arts, bringing art to low-performing schools across California and inspiring young people to think creatively. Turnaround Arts has demonstrated that their arts education programs can lead to improvements in academic achievement, increases in attendance, and reduction in disciplinary referrals. Behold the power of creativity!”
“Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences is one-of-a-kind, and I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to attend for thirteen years. Crossroads gave me the opportunity to pursue my passions from a young age and challenged me to see the world from many different perspectives.”
“I feel fortunate to have met Maryetta Anschutz, the founder of the Episcopal School of Los Angeles when I was in high school. She had a dream of building a private school in Los Angeles that would serve a diverse population of students with an education rooted in generosity, integrity, curiosity, and courage. Starting a school isn’t easy, and I have learned so much watching ESLA grow into the amazing institution that it is today!”
“I first encountered the practice of council in Middle School, and ever since I have been drawn to the way that it brings people together to share from the heart and listen from the heart. I believe that cultivating this deeper understanding of one another leads to a world that is more peaceful, more inclusive, and more understanding. The Ojai Foundation is central to supporting the mission of council and it is a joy to contribute to their work.”
“I’ve known Michael since college. We met in Cape Town during a Stanford program and lived across the hall from each other in Ujamaa during my senior year. He has never once wavered in his mission to uplift the Stockton community. Michael is brilliant, he is resilient, and he is kind. I am so grateful to be able to support his work.”
“Safe Place for Youth was one of our neighbors in Venice, near our first office, and I am so thankful for the support that they provide to homeless youth in Los Angeles. Safe Place for Youth provides hope for so many young people by offering drop-in services, meals, clothing, legal support, housing support, case management, and more.”
“LA Family Housing has been tackling homelessness in the LA area for more than three decades and they have a comprehensive approach that provides supportive services, bridge housing, and long-term housing. Stephanie is a force of nature and I am grateful to support the work of LAFH.”
“St. Joseph’s Center provides support to low income families and individuals with childcare, a food pantry, vocational programs, housing programs, and homeless services. Codetalk is a vocational program for low income women that provides skills and training so that graduates can pursue entry level positions in technology.”
“I was so impressed by Dora and the work her team has done to provide permanent supportive housing for people with mental illness. A Community of Friends just celebrated their 30th anniversary and I am grateful to support their work and learn from their wealth of experience.”
“My sister Lauren was the first person who showed me the work that the Center for Justice and Accountability is doing to bring human rights abusers to justice. CJA also helps develop human rights law and policy around the world.”