Our Values

We believe we have the best opportunity that ever existed anywhere for people to bring their talents together in a philanthropic network that can work to transform life on Earth and in the Ocean for the better, now and in the future. 


At the highest level, Schmidt Organizations are committed to the integrity of the natural world and finding new and better ways for humanity to thrive within the planetary systems that support all life. We are committed to the primacy of Science to reveal those systems, and to the development of transformational technologies that improve the quality of life for more people, improve human health and opportunity, and preserve and restore essential planetary systems. We are committed to the power of human ingenuity, human dignity, and to the arc of justice in free and democratic societies.

Our Guiding Actions

Below are the six values that guide our actions throughout the Schmidt Organizations: