In 2008, at the onset of the financial crisis that gripped much of the world, the Samueli Foundation restructured its philanthropy to focus on a very specific initiative-based approach to achieving its objectives. It was at that time that the Foundation publicly stated it would no longer accept unsolicited proposals.
Since then, the Samueli Foundation has expanded its philanthropic model and has employed a variety of strategies and tools to support the goals of our partners and our collective projects and initiatives. You can learn more by visiting each of our funding strategies.
View the Samueli Family Philanthropies 10-Year Retrospective 1999 – 2009