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The WoodNext Foundation manages the philanthropy of tech innovator and Roku CEO/Founder, Anthony Wood, and his wife Susan.

Their philanthropic efforts are guided by their overall mission to advance human progress and remove obstacles to a fulfilling life.

The WoodNext Foundation's priorities include mental health, homelessness, scientific and biomedical research, disaster recovery, and economic opportunity with a focus on addressing root causes.

The Foundation also grants to various nonprofits supporting free markets, individual freedom, and transparency.

Because of the Woods’ strong ties to Texas, the Foundation’s geographic priority is the southern region of the United States, although the Foundation makes grants in other regions nationally and internationally.

Recent grantees (small and large) include:

  1. Able Works
  2. Access Plus Capital
  3. Ada's Cafe
  4. Adaptive Training Foundation
  5. All Saints Church Lockerbie
  6. American Brain Foundation
  7. American Cancer Society
  8. Apprenti
  9. Austin Community Foundation
  10. Austin PBS
  11. Austin Youth River Watch
  12. Bay Area Ridge Trail
  13. Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
  14. Brother Benno Foundation
  15. Burning Man
  16. Cancer Research Institute
  17. Capital Good Fund
  18. Career Nexus
  19. Castle Loch Lochmaben Community Trust
  20. Center for Disaster Philanthropy
  21. Central Valley Community Foundation
  22. Champions Off the Field
  23. Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County
  24. Columbia University SIPA Center on Global Energy Policy
  25. Communities Foundation of Texas, Inc.
  26. Computer History Museum
  27. COPD Foundation
  28. Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  29. Dollar For
  30. Formation Ventures
  31. FreeWorld
  32. Fresno Street Saints
  33. Friends of the Children Central Oregon Chapter
  34. Friends of the Children Austin Chapter
  35. Glaucoma Research Foundation
  36. Global Giving
  37. GOOD360
  38. Harmony House Inc.
  39. Healing Grove Health Center Foundation
  40. Home Builders Institute (BuildStrong Academy)
  41. InPlay
  42. Internews
  43. just keep livin Foundation
  44. Keep Austin Beautiful
  45. Kendra Scott Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute at The University of Texas at Austin
  46. LifeWorks Austin
  47. LiftFund
  48. Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service
  49. Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute
  50. Meals on Wheels Central Texas
  51. Medecins Sans Frontieres USA
  52. NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School)
  53. National Renewable Energy Laboratory Foundation
  54. New York Genome Center
  55. Next Generation Aviation Academy
  56. Parker Bounds Johnson Foundation
  57. Partnerships for Children
  58. Reach University
  59. Rising Tide Capital
  60. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas
  61. Save the Children
  62. SavingTeens in Crisis Collaborative
  63. Sky's The Limit Fund
  64. Southwest Innovation Research Lab
  65. St Rest Baptist Church
  66. TerraCycle Global Foundation
  67. Texas A&M Foundation
  68. Texas Cultural Trust
  69. Texas State Historical Association
  70. UNC Health Foundation
  71. United Way of Greater Houston
  72. University of Pittsburgh
  73. University of New Hampshire
  74. Unlocking Doors
  75. VELA Education Fund
  76. Water Mission
  77. Wikimedia Foundation
  78. WorkFaith
  79. World Central Kitchen
  • Photo courtesy of Texas A&M Foundation

  • Photo courtesy of NOLS

  • Photo courtesy of Home Builders Institute

  • Photo courtesy of University of Pittsburgh: School of Medicine

  • Photo courtesy of Global Empowerment Mission / Good360: Relief to Ukrainian refugees

  • Photo courtesy of Keep Austin Beautiful: garden restoration project

  • Photo courtesy of Texas A&M Foundation

  • Photo courtesy of Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

  • Photo courtesy of TerraCycle Global Foundation: plastic waste removal from waterways

  • Photo courtesy of Texas A&M Foundation