We support organizations that contribute to human progress.

Arts

The arts play a central role in empowering self-expression, celebrating our humanity, and inspiring our society to think in new ways. In a world that is increasingly focused on metrics, we seek to create a space for things that are harder to measure: imagination, creativity, and innovation.
Organizations
Royal College of Art
Royal College of Art
A note from Evan

“The RCA is an extraordinary institution, and it is a true privilege to help make their instruction available to more students from all backgrounds.“

Skystone Foundation
Skystone Foundation
A note from Evan

“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.”

Turnaround Arts: California
Turnaround Arts: California
A note from Evan

“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!”

Education

The ability to learn is one of life’s greatest gifts and it is our hope to provide more educational opportunity to students so they are able to reach their full potential and explore new frontiers of knowledge.
Organizations
Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences
Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences
A note from Evan

“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.”

Episcopal School of Los Angeles
Episcopal School of Los Angeles
A note from Evan

“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!”

Ojai Foundation
Ojai Foundation
A note from Evan

“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.”

Stanford University
Stanford University
A note from Evan

“Stanford had a tremendous impact on me personally, and our family is grateful for the opportunity to support programming in Product Design, Ujamaa (where I lived my Senior year while building Snapchat), and the Black Community Services Center. We believe that human-centered design is capable of solving many of the most challenging problems we face today by empathizing with and understanding the needs of our communities.“

Stockton Scholars Program
Stockton Scholars Program
A note from Evan

“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.”

Housing

Los Angeles, like many cities in America and around the world, is experiencing a housing crisis. We believe this is a problem that can be tackled through coordinated investment and community support. We hope to make a difference by working with organizations across the city to support bridge housing and permanent supportive housing, and to provide services and vocational training.
Organizations
A Community of Friends
A Community of Friends
A note from Evan

“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.”

LA Family Housing
LA Family Housing
A note from Evan

“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.”

Safe Place for Youth
Safe Place for Youth
A note from Evan

“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.”

St. Joseph’s Center
St. Joseph’s Center
A note from Evan

“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.”

United Way of Greater Los Angeles - Everyone In
United Way of Greater Los Angeles - Everyone In
A note from Evan

“Everyone deserves the dignity and support of a home. The Everyone In campaign seeks to help community members understand the scale of the housing crisis in Los Angeles and bring about the change we need. Homes end homelessness.“

United Way of Greater Los Angeles - Innovating Supportive Housing Showcase
United Way of Greater Los Angeles - Innovating Supportive Housing Showcase
A note from Evan

“If we continue at the current pace, at current costs, it will be nearly impossible to solve the housing crisis. The Innovating Supportive Housing Showcase brought together some of the brightest and most creative minds in housing to create new solutions. It was so exciting to see all of the incredible ideas for building homes faster and more affordably in Los Angeles.“

Human Rights

Human rights form the foundation of our society and allow freedom and equality to flourish. By protecting and upholding human rights we are better able to ensure a bright future for our children and the world.
Organizations
Center for Justice and Accountability
Center for Justice and Accountability
A note from Evan

“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.”

Equal Justice Initiative
Equal Justice Initiative
A note from Evan

“Bryan Stevenson is infinitely inspiring, and his work on criminal justice reform is remarkable. The Legacy Museum and The National Memorial for Peace and Justice help us understand and reflect upon racial violence and injustice in America, and in doing so, create a path forward towards freedom, equality, and justice for all.“