TomKat Foundation

TomKat Foundation

We support the conditions for
healthy human and natural life by championing Good Money Good Food Good Energy



The TomKat Foundation creates and partners with innovative organizations that envision a world with climate stability, a healthy and just food system, and broad prosperity.

We embrace the inherent interconnectedness of these complex systems. We believe that understanding the relationships between our financial practices, the impact of our energy usage, and the methods by which our food is raised and consumed is critical to the success of sustaining a healthy planet that is able to support generations to come.

We are fiercely committed to achieving our mission and upholding our values in all facets of our work.


Good Money

Good Money

We believe in the need to build the long-term prosperity of empowered, responsible consumers. We value organizations that have a demonstrated commitment to the environment, prioritize the support of local communities, and focus on traditionally underserved people and sectors.

We strive to achieve a financial system that creates fair and transparent access to financial services in order to build financial literacy and economic prosperity for all. We envision a financial industry that is fair to the person with the least bargaining power and provides access to financial services for all of our communities.

Our Good Money grantmaking sustains this idea of beneficial banking. We focus on the empowerment of consumers and communities in their financial actions, and defend against predatory financial services by supporting alternatives. We prioritize organizations that lend to businesses and non-profits that meet human needs in a just and sustainable manner.

Good Food

Good Food

We support the belief that lasting solutions to global climate change, the degradation of the world’s ecosystems, and feeding a growing human population can be achieved.  Through innovation and thoughtful collaboration, we seek to bring together the interests of agriculture, the environment, and human health to create a sustainable food system for the next one hundred years. 

Our Good Food grantmaking supports the conditions necessary for sustainable animal agriculture’s economic success. We prioritize shifting large demand like schools to healthy food, removing obstacles in processing and distribution, making more and more fertile lands available for sustainable ranching, increasing access to healthy and affordable food for underserved communities, and demonstrating the environmental benefits of sustainable animal agriculture.

Good Energy

Good Energy

Working at every level, we are committed to supporting organizations and initiatives across the country that will take bold action on climate change.

Our Good Energy grantmaking embraces organizations that are working to prevent climate disaster and preserve American prosperity. We support the unleashing of a new energy economy and emphasize partnerships for our direct energy efforts.


Advanced Energy Economy Institute

Advanced Energy Economy Institute (AEEI) seeks to raise awareness of the public benefits and opportunities of advanced energy. AEEI carries out its mission in a number of ways, both directly and through the products and services it creates that are made available to the general public through its membership affiliate, Advanced Energy Economy (AEE).

AEE is a national association of business leaders who are making the global energy system more secure, clean, and affordable. Advanced energy encompasses a broad range of products and services that constitute the best available technologies for meeting energy needs today and tomorrow. Among these are energy efficiency, demand response, natural gas electric generation, solar, wind, hydro, nuclear, electric vehicles, biofuels and smart grid. It’s all the innovations that make the energy we use more secure, clean, and affordable.

Beneficial State Foundation

Beneficial State Foundation engages in charitable and educational activities that primarily support the goals of Beneficial State Bank. Beneficial State Foundation prioritizes programs and initiatives to help eliminate discrimination, encourage affordable housing, alleviate economic distress, stimulate community development and improve the financial capacity for individuals and businesses.

Beneficial State Bank pursues economic justice and environmental sustainability by focusing on transformative sectors that need loan capital, such as affordable housing, sustainable agriculture, green energy, resource efficiency and conservation, and rural community development, among others. Beneficial State Bank offers a full line of traditional banking services, but with a distinct focus on the traditionally underserved: low-income communities, sustainable businesses and job creation.

Next Generation

Next Generation promotes solutions to two of the biggest challenges confronting the next generation of Americans:  the risk of dangerous climate change and the threat of diminished prospects for children and families. Through the use of non-partisan research, policy development, and strategic communications, Next Generation identifies strategies that help deploy clean, advanced energy technologies, and works to ensure a level playing field from which today’s kids can build a brighter future.

Next Generation takes lessons learned from California, America’s largest, most populous state, and helps spread innovative ideas that can be enacted through public policy, private enterprise, families, and individuals.

Point Blue Conservation Science

Point Blue’s mission is to advance the conservation of birds, other wildlife and ecosystems through science, partnerships and outreach. As leaders and innovators in conservation science, Point Blue has the vision, the scientific rigor, the passion, and the people to guide and inspire positive conservation outcomes today for a healthy, blue planet teeming with life in the future.

Point Blue is committed to taking unprecedented action to ensure that, given the effects of climate change, human and wildlife communities continue to thrive in the decades to come. This approach, called Climate-smart conservation, uses nature-based approaches to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, enhance the benefits nature provides to humans, and improve the abilities of wildlife and people to adapt to the rapidly changing climate.

The Center for Ecoliteracy

The Center for Ecoliteracy is a nonprofit that advances ecological education in K–12 schools. The Center recognizes that students need to experience and understand how nature sustains life and how to live accordingly.

The Center engages with school communities, foundations, filmmakers, and other change agents to further education that is smart, hopeful, and vital. Founded in 1995, the Center creates books and resources, offers professional development, and provides strategic consulting. Its work is based on systems thinking, leadership dynamics, and how young people learn. The Center recognizes nature as the teacher and that sustainability is a community practice.

TomKat Ranch Educational Foundation

TomKat Ranch Educational Foundation (TKREF) provides healthy food on working lands in a way that sustains the planet and inspires others to action.  It serves as a learning laboratory for animal agriculture focused on climate stability, nature’s benefits, healthy food, biodiversity, and vibrant community.

TKREF is guided by its values: Happy Animals, Healthy Wilderness, Healthy Food, Hundred Years, Head, and Heart. With these values at the forefront of its efforts, TKREF works diligently to achieve a world in which land in California and beyond is sustainably managed to produce healthy food, steward natural resources, and provide social and economic well-being for agricultural communities.