About Us

A program of The Schmidt Family Foundation, The 11th Hour Project promotes a fuller understanding of the impact of human activity within the web of interdependent living systems. We connect organizations with good information on how to develop a more responsible relationship with the world's water, energy, and food resources. To learn more about our grant-making and objectives, please visit our Programs page.

To view financial information for The Schmidt Family Foundation, visit our financials page.


To learn more about the people behind The 11th Hour Project, visit the “Meet Our Team” page.

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How do I apply for a grant from the foundation?
The 11th Hour Project does not accept unsolicited proposals or letters of inquiry. In keeping with our charter, we do not provide funding to individuals. You may find it helpful to visit the web site of the Foundation Center, a nonprofit organization that offers tools for locating prospective funders.
Whom do I contact to invite the founders, board members or a member of staff to speak at a conference, event or be interviewed?
For public relations or media related inquiries, please email media@theschmidt.org.
I see you do not publish contact information for your program staff, how can I reach them directly?

Please send any inquiry for our program staff to staff@11thhourproject.org and your email will be directed to the appropriate person.

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