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