Supporting community-based programs that improve the delivery of mental health services to young people who are transitioning from residential therapeutic care to independence

Supporting after-school and summer focused programs to help minority and disadvantaged students improves their competence in secondary school subjects and better qualify for admission to college

Supporting institutional scholarship and financial aid programs for promising minority and disadvantaged students with high academic potential

Application Information

All regular applications will be closed in 2020. RFPs will be sent to organizations to be considered for 2020 grants. 

Support Areas

The foundation’s primary grantmaking programs support low-income and disadvantaged students accessing and completing a post-secondary education as well as those programs providing services to people living with mental illness.

The foundation makes grants to organizations based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Venture Philanthropy

The Margoes Foundation Venture Philanthropy Award (VP Award) is a three-year $150,000 grant, payable in $50,000 annual installments. The VP Award application process for the 2021-2023 cycle opens on July 31, 2020. Applicants must be new or early-stage social impact organizations developing innovative programs or services to empower low-income, under-represented students for advancement in society.