The Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation
The Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation—a nonprofit, public benefit corporation—was established as a private foundation in 1996. Its mission is to support projects and organizations that work to improve the quality of life, environment, and education of its community members.The Siebel Foundation funds projects to support:
- The homeless and underprivileged
- Educational and research programs
- Public health
- Energy solutions
The Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation engages in strategic philanthropy; as such, it does not entertain grant requests. Since 2000, the Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation has granted $236,539,526 to various charitable causes.
The Meth Project
One of the Siebel Foundation's most impactful endeavors has been the Meth Project, a large-scale prevention effort aimed at significantly reducing the prevalence of methamphetamine use.
The United Nations has identified methamphetamine abuse as a growing global pandemic. Law enforcement departments across the U.S. rank Meth as the #1 crime problem in America. In response to this growing public health crisis, the Siebel Foundation established the Meth Project to significantly reduce Meth use through public service messaging, community action, and public policy initiatives.
In Montana, where the program was first initiated, the Meth Project has been able to change attitudes and behaviors toward Meth through large-scale messaging campaigns and aggressive community outreach programs. Central to the integrated, research-based campaign is MethProject.org, a definitive source for information about Meth for teens. MethProject.org is supported by hard-hitting television, radio, print, online, mobile, and social media campaigns that communicate the risks of Meth use. Since the Project launched, Montana has seen a 72% decrease in adult Meth use,1 a 63% decrease in teen Meth use,2 and a 62% decrease in Meth-related crime.3 The Meth Project has since expanded to seven additional states: Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Montana, and Wyoming, which have reported similar results. In the two years following the launch of the Idaho Meth Project, the state saw a 52% decrease in teen Meth use4, the largest decline in the nation, and Arizona's rate of teen Meth use declined by 65%5.
The Meth Project was cited by the White House as one of the nation's most effective prevention programs and a model for the nation and was named the 3rd most effective philanthropy in the world by Barron's. For more information visit www.MethProject.org.
The Siebel Scholars program was founded in 2000 to recognize the most talented students at the world's leading graduate schools of business, computer science, and bioengineering and to form an active, lifelong community among an ever-growing group of leaders. Each year, 85 outstanding graduate students are selected as Siebel Scholars based on academic excellence and leadership and receive a $35,000 award toward their final year of studies. Today, more than 800 of the world's brightest minds are Siebel Scholars. This exceptional group has the unique opportunity to directly influence the technologies, policies, and economic and social decisions that shape the future. Siebel Scholars serve as key advisors to the Siebel Foundation, guiding the development of innovative programs the Foundation initiates. The Siebel Scholars community is also integral to a highly outcome-driven Siebel Scholars conference held each year to explore critical social issues.
The Siebel Scholars program is funded with grants to Carnegie Mellon University; Harvard University; Johns Hopkins University; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Northwestern University; Princeton University; Stanford University; Tsinghua University; University of California, Berkeley; University of California, San Diego; University of Chicago; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; and University of Pennsylvania. For more information about Siebel Scholars, please visit www.SiebelScholars.com
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Siebel Stem Cell Institute
The Siebel Stem Cell Institute, established by the Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation in 2008, is a joint research initiative between the University of California, Berkeley Stem Cell Center and the Stanford Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine — two of the world's leading stem cell research institutions.
Since its founding, the Siebel Stem Cell Institute supports innovative research projects and collaboration among top physician-scientists, biologists, chemists, engineers, and computer scientists to harness the potential of regenerative medicine to address intractable diseases and confront challenges presented by aging.
The Institute has discovered new ways to combat diseases at the molecular level by enabling stem cell growth and has created new therapies to treat breast cancer patients and children with immunodeficiencies with purified blood-forming stem cells. New techniques have been developed to better identify colon and bladder cancers for more accurate analysis and targeted treatment.
Researchers have also identified the underlying mechanisms that give rise to leukemia, Alzheimer's disease, and heart disease, and have isolated stem cells that make possible the regeneration of bone, cartilage, and tissue.
1 Montana Attorney General, Mike McGrath. Methamphetamine in Montana: A Follow-up Report on Trends and Progress. April 2008.
2 Montana Office of Public Instruction, 2009 Montana Youth Risk Behavior Survey. June 2009.
3 Montana Attorney General, Mike McGrath. Methamphetamine in Montana: A Follow-up Report on Trends and Progress. April 2008.
4 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 2010.
5 Arizona Criminal Justice Commission, Arizona Youth Survey, 2010.