Mark Stevens Philanthropy

“I suppose we are in the “early innings” of our philanthropy. Our focus in the past ten years or so has been supporting our college and high school alma maters and our children’s schools. More recently, we have extended our support to other areas including health care research (cancer and neurologic diseases), local health care delivery, the environment and community organizations. Over time, our philanthropic aperture will likely widen and, simultaneously, will deepen in a few areas that we feel especially passionate about. We hope that as our children reach adulthood that they will join us in our family’s philanthropic mission.”

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2017-2019 charitable donations

University Of Southern California

The USC Stevens Center for Innovation is a university-wide resource for USC innovators in the Office of the Provost. Designed to harness and advance the creative thinking and breakthrough research at USC for societal impact beyond traditional academic means, we focus on the licensing of technologies, expanding industry collaborations, and supporting start-ups.

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Santa Clara University

Santa Clara University, a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located 40 miles south of San Francisco in California’s Silicon Valley, offers its more than 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, theology, and engineering, plus master’s and law degrees and engineering Ph.D.s. Distinguished nationally by one of the highest graduation rates among all U.S. master’s universities, California’s oldest operating higher-education institution demonstrates faith-inspired values of ethics and social justice.

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Sacred Heart School Atherton

For more than a century, Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton (SHS) has carried out the mission of our founder St. Madeleine Sophie Barat—educating generations of students toward meaningful lives, characterized by an active faith that manifests in service to others for a more humane, just, and caring world. Today, SHS is a vibrant, thriving, and dynamic institution, committed to educational excellence and the teachings of a Christ as expressed in forgiveness, compassion, respect and generosity. From preschool through high school, our world-class, diverse faculty and staff guide students of all faiths to become thoughtful and caring young adults through a rigorous curriculum and mission-driven programs, the development of active leadership skills, and emphasis on personal integrity. These are the hallmarks of the SHS experience, and the core of our Sacred Heart spirit.

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Harvard Business School

Harvard Business School Online offers a unique and highly engaging way to learn vital business concepts. Wherever you are in your career—or the world—they provide educational experiences that can help you achieve your personal and professional goals.

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Menlo School

Menlo School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory school for students in grades six through twelve. Established in 1915, the School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and is a member of the National and California Associations of Independent Schools. Menlo School is dedicated to providing a challenging academic curriculum complemented by outstanding creative arts and athletic programs. The School helps students develop positive values and nurtures character development in a supportive environment that upholds the highest moral and ethical standards. Menlo’s program encourages students to reach their fullest potential and to develop the skills necessary to respond intelligently and humanely to the complexities of a diverse and increasingly interconnected world.

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Stanford University

Stanford University’s nearly unmatched prestige and selectivity make this university in Stanford, CA, a competitive alternative to the older Ivy Leagues on the East Coast. Mirroring its Silicon Valley location, it is renowned for its STEM, business and law programs. Stanford is a major hub for research, conducting more than 6,000 externally-sponsored projects and boasting a $1.63 billion research budget. Stanford makes it possible for all its admitted students to attend, with almost half of all undergraduates receiving scholarships based on financial need alone. The Stanford community’s commitment to finding solutions to environmental challenges is a significant way for the university to lead by example as a living lab, developing action plans to become 80% carbon free by 2021.

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US Olympic and Paralympic Foundation

Mark Stevens and Redpoint Ventures co-founder Geoff Yang, came together to create the USOC Technology and Innovation Fund, which would be backed by the two Silicon Valley veterans in conjunction with the Olympic Committee. The goals of the new fund are to support projects and companies that can aid athletes in all United States Olympic Teams for the upcoming Tokyo games in 2020, the games in Beijing in 2022, the next Paralympic Games in 2020 and, if all goes well, future Olympics.

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Peninsula Arts Guild

Peninsula Arts Guild was founded with the goal of establishing and programming a community-driven events venue that can draw top-tier acts to the Peninsula.

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Palo Alto Medical Foundation(PAMF)

As a not-for-profit organization, Palo Alto Medical Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the health of people in our communities. This includes more than 1 million patients and countless community members across Alameda, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties. PAMF is part of Sutter Health, a family of not-for-profit organizations that share resources and expertise to advance healthcare quality.

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Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula

The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Peninsula’s vision is that all young people, if they work hard, can live fulfilling lives with a good education, a fair paying job, decent housing, and the ability to raise a family. We want kids’ futures to depend more upon their own actions and less upon the circumstances into which they were born.

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Culver City Education Foundation

The Culver City Education Foundation raises funds to support and enhance a quality education for every student in the Culver City Unified School District. To accomplish our mission, the Foundation reaches out to the community to secure funds and resources. Founded in 1981, the Culver City Education Foundation has donated millions to Culver City schools. The Culver City Education Foundation is a non-profit corporation.

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we love and also support

  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • Challenged Athletes Foundation
  • Golden State Warriors Community Foundation
  • AmericaShare
  • Second Harvest Food Bank
  • LifeMoves (InnVision Shelter Network)
  • St. Denis Parish
  • CollegeSpring
  • YMCA Silicon Valley
  • San Francisco Symphony
  • Cristo Rey San Jose High School
  • Hoover Institution
  • Parents Helping Parents
  • St Peter CatholicChurch – Portland, Oregon
  • West Valley Community Services
  • Michael Harris Foundation
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)
  • All India Movement for Seva
  • Bay Area Furniture Bank
  • EHP (Ecumenical Hunger Program)
  • TESS Research Foundation
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • KIPP Bay Area Schools
  • Reading Partners
  • Children’s Health Council
  • San Francisco 49ers Academy
  • Avenidas
  • Blue Endeavors
  • BUILD (Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development)
  • Law Foundation of Silicon Valley
  • Little Wishes
  • Morrissey-Compton Educational Center
  • Pivotal
  • Ravenswood Family Health Center
  • Stand Up to Cancer
  • Steamboat Spring Winter Sport Club
  • The OHSU Foundation
  • Yellowstone Club Community Foundation
  • St Mary’s Home for Boys
  • Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research
  • Colon Cancer Alliance
  • Charles Armstrong School
  • California Fire Foundation
  • Canary Foundation
  • Child Mind Institute, Inc.
  • Colorectal Cancel Alliance (Colon Cancer Alliance)
  • Discovery Land Company Foundation
  • Honor Foundation
  • Montalvo Arts Center
  • My New Red Shoes
  • Positive Coaching Alliance
  • Rape Trauma Services
  • Rosemary Anderson High School
  • SafeSpace Center
  • St Mary’s Academy
  • The DeGregorio Family Foundation
  • Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation
  • Diocese of Monterey – Resurrection Catholic Community
  • Nothing but Nets
  • Ravenswood Education Foundation
  • SchoolForce
  • Vote Tipton
  • Save the Waves
  • Hospital de la Familia Foundation
  • Computer History Museum
  • Benjamin Yoklavich Special Needs Trust
  • KDFC
  • Lucile PackardChildren’s Hospital
  • Menlowe Ballet
  • Teleton Foundation
  • Be the
  • Cal Poly Foundation
  • GoldenHearts
  • American Cancer Society
  • Asian Women’s Shelter
  • Beyond Type 1
  • Bill Blach – Go Fund Me
  • Butler Koshland Fellowships
  • Ertz Family Foundation
  • Georgetown University Annual Fund
  • Governnor’s Academy
  • Humane Society Silicon Valley
  • Kino Border Initiative
  • Napa Valley Community Foundation
  • New America Foundation
  • One Love Foundation
  • Peninsula Ball Foundation
  • Random Acts of Flowers
  • San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
  • Schizophrenia International Research Society
  • St Jude
  • Summit Prep Charter School
  • The Family of Charlie Cody
  • Tipping Point
  • Woodside High School Foundation
  • King Ridge Foundation
  • Yampa Valley Community Foundation
  • Clovis High School Football Boosters
  • Best Buddies
  • Bay Area Women’s and Children’s Center
  • Downtown Streets, Inc.
  • Goodwill
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • Society of Vincent de Paul
  • Atherton P.A.L (Police Activities League)
  • CU Foundation
  • Edible Schoolyard Project
  • JobTrain
  • Black Tie Ski Rentals
  • Los Gatos Girls Volleyball
  • Atherton Police Officer’s Association
  • Obliteride
  • Peninsula Bridge