Our team works at the nexus of energy, food & agriculture, and human rights. 

For us, growing beyond a linear economy based on extraction and waste towards a regenerative economy means advancing frameworks that value healthy ecosystems, active civic engagement, and social fairness. 

We do this by looking through a systems lens, finding new opportunities for a healthier, more reciprocal relationship with the resources of our natural world.

Through our three program areas, EnergyFood & Agriculture and Human Rights, The 11th Hour Project addresses issues impacting the health of our planet by providing grants to qualified 501(c)3 organizations that align with our unique and connected strategic priorities.

In addition, The Schmidt Family Foundation's investment portfolio has been divested of virtually all investments in fossil fuel related industries and businesses. For more information, read about Divest-Invest here.





Examples of our work