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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 makes grants and investments in a variety of areas, including scientific and biomedical research, mental health, homelessness, education, nature conservation, disaster recovery, and economic opportunity, with a focus on addressing root causes.

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

Recent grantees (small and large) include:

  1. A Home Within
  2. Able Works
  3. Academe of the Oaks Inc
  4. Access Plus Capital
  5. Ada's Cafe
  6. Adaptive Training Foundation
  7. Adolescent Counseling Services
  8. Alabama Waldorf Association The Redmont School Inc
  9. All Saints Church Lockerbie
  10. Alzheimer's Association
  11. Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation
  12. Alzheimers Disease Data Initiative Inc
  13. American Brain Foundation
  14. American Cancer Society BrightEdge Fund
  15. The Anti-Slavery Collective
  16. Apprenti (WTIA)
  17. Asheville Waldorf School Inc
  18. Association for Waldorf Education in Davis
  19. Austin Child Guidance Center
  20. Austin Community Foundation
  21. Austin Ending Community Homelessness Coalition (ECHO)
  22. Austin PBS (Austin City Limits)
  23. Austin Waldorf School
  24. Austin Wildlife Rescue
  25. Austin Youth and Community Farm, Inc. (Urban Roots Austin)
  26. Austin Youth River Watch
  27. Bay Area Ridge Trail
  28. Boulder Valley Waldorf School
  29. Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
  30. Bridge to Turkiye Fund
  31. Brother Benno Foundation
  32. Buck Institute for Research on Aging
  33. Burning Man
  34. California Fire Foundation
  35. Camellia Waldorf School
  36. Cancer Research Institute
  37. Capital Good Fund
  38. Career and Recovery Resources
  39. Career Nexus
  40. Castle Loch Lochmaben Community Trust
  41. Center for Disaster Philanthropy
  42. Center for Scientific Integrity (Retraction Watch)
  43. Central Valley Community Foundation
  44. Champions Off the Field
  45. Child Guidance Center of Texoma
  46. Citizens for Educational Excellence (Education to Employment Partners / E2E)
  47. City Kids Wilderness Project
  48. Clarity Child Guidance Center
  49. Clean Air Task Force
  50. Coalfield Development Corporation
  51. Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County
  52. Colorado Gives Foundation
  53. Columbia University SIPA Center on Global Energy Policy
  54. Communities Foundation of Texas, Inc.
  55. Communities Unlimited
  56. Community First Foundation
  57. Community Foundation Boulder County
  58. Community Foundation of Sarasota County
  59. Computer History Museum
  60. The Conservation Fund
  61. Council for Economic Education
  62. COPD Foundation
  63. Covenant House Texas
  64. Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  65. Denver Waldorf School Assn
  66. Dollar For
  67. El Paso Child Guidance Center
  68. Every Mother's Advocate
  69. Explore Austin
  70. Fathers' UpLift
  71. Formation Ventures
  72. FreeWorld
  73. Fresno Street Saints
  74. The Friends of the CAIC (Colorado Avalanche Information Center)
  75. Friends of the Children Austin Chapter
  76. Friends of the Children Boston Chapter
  77. Friends of the Children Central Oregon Chapter
  78. Friends of the Children Colorado Springs Chapter
  79. Friends of the Children Houston Chapter
  80. Fundacion Vida Azul
  81. Fusion Scholarship Foundation Fund (via Greater Houston Community Foundation)
  82. Glaucoma Research Foundation
  83. The Global Foodbanking Network (TIDER)
  84. Global Giving
  85. GOOD360
  86. Goodwill Industries Central Texas - Excel Center
  87. Greeley Family House
  88. Harmony House Inc.
  89. Hawaii Community Foundation
  90. HeartGift Foundation
  91. Hi, How Are You Project
  92. Home Builders Institute (BuildStrong Academy)
  93. Humane Society of Boulder Valley
  94. Huts for Vets
  95. The Joy School
  96. InPlay
  97. Internews
  98. The Jed Foundation
  99. just keep livin Foundation
  100. Keep Austin Beautiful
  101. Kendra Scott Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute at The University of Texas at Austin
  102. LifeWorks Austin
  103. Linden Waldorf School
  104. LiftFund
  105. Live Oak Waldorf School
  106. Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service
  107. Maui United Way
  108. Meals on Wheels Central Texas
  109. Medecins Sans Frontieres USA
  110. Medicine for All People (MAP International)
  111. Memorial Assistance Ministries (MAM Houston)
  112. Memphis Rox (via One Family Memphis)
  113. NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School)
  114. National Renewable Energy Laboratory Foundation
  115. The Nature Conservancy
  116. New York Genome Center
  117. Next Generation Aviation Academy / New Vision Aviation
  118. Outer Range (via Montrose County School District RE-1J)
  119. Parker Bounds Johnson Foundation
  120. Partnerships for Children
  121. Patriots Hall of Dripping Springs
  122. Prickly Pear Land Trust
  123. Project Basta
  124. Recidiviz
  125. Rising Tide Capital
  126. Rocky Mountain Conservancy
  127. Rodeo Austin
  128. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas
  129. Sacramento Waldorf School
  130. Samaritan Center
  131. Save the Children
  132. SavingTeens in Crisis Collaborative
  133. Science Philanthropy Alliance
  134. Shared Housing Institute
  135. Shining Mountain Waldorf School
  136. Sierra Waldorf School
  137. SPARK (School Park Program)
  138. Sparks for Success
  139. Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine (SIRUM)
  140. Sky's The Limit Fund
  141. Southwest Innovation Research Lab
  142. St Rest Baptist Church
  143. Tara Performing Arts High School
  144. TerraCycle Global Foundation
  145. Texas A&M Foundation
  146. Texas Cultural Trust
  147. Texas Heritage Songwriters Association
  148. Texas Rural Funders
  149. Texas State Historical Association
  150. Turkish Philanthropy Funds
  151. UNC Health Foundation
  152. United Way of Greater Houston
  153. University of Arkansas
  154. University of Colorado Boulder
  155. University of North Carolina
  156. University of Pittsburgh
  157. University of New Hampshire
  158. University of Southampton
  159. The University of Texas at Austin School of Engineering
  160. Unlocking Doors
  161. VELA Education Fund
  162. Waldorf Parents Association
  163. Waldorf School of Atlanta
  164. Waldorf School of Louisville
  165. Waldorf School of the Peninsula Inc
  166. Waldorf School on the Roaring Fork
  167. Water Mission
  168. Wikimedia Foundation
  169. The Woods Project
  170. WorkFaith
  171. 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