History & Vision
The Margoes Foundation was established in 1984 by the will of John A. Margoes. John Margoes envisioned the Foundation to be a resource and catalyst to support imaginative and creative program opportunities that enabled low-income and other disadvantaged youth to obtain a college education and people with mental disabilities to live in non-institutional environments and lead productive lives.
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.
The Margoes Foundation Venture Philanthropy Award (VP Award) is a three-year $150,000 grant for new or early-stage social impact organizations developing innovative programs or services to empower low-income, under-represented students for advancement in society. The VP Award applications will open in January 2024
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