Meyer Family Philanthropy
The Meyer Family is passionate about empowering self-motivated teens
and vulnerable adults through sustainable and creative non-profit organizations.
The Meyer Family Fund was created in 2003 as a vehicle for the family to support leveraged programs in California's Napa and Anderson Valleys, the Hawaiian Islands and developing nations. Every year the family comes together to review and approve grants.
The Fund has had a long history of collaborating with other donors who share the family's values and interests.
Meyer Family Enterprises invests time, expertise, and grant funds into the following areas:
- Educational programs for underserved teens and young adults that help them reach their full potential
- Empowerment programs for vulnerable adults that provide them with the tools they need to overcome economic or societal obstacles
- Spiritual and emotional well being programs to assist individuals achieve spiritual growth, emotional healing, internal peace, and a strong sense of connectedness with the broader community
In Education programs, the following areas are of particular interest:
- Mentoring programs
- Enrichment programs
- Innovative strategies that link academic achievement with a focus on the "whole child's" emotional and personal development
In Empowerment programs, the following areas are of interest:
- Sustainable efforts that help those outside of the mainstream gain access to technical assistance, financial resources, and leadership skills that provide an enhanced quality of life for them and their families
- Micro-credit programs in developing countries
In Spiritual and Emotional well being programs, the following areas are of interest:
- Comprehensive nonsectarian services which focus on the spiritual, physical and emotional well-being of individuals, families, and communities
- Models that value peer learning and life-long self-discovery especially during times of personal crisis