The Thiel Foundation in San Francisco, California (CA)

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The Thiel Foundation
Employer Identification Number (EIN)203846597
Name of OrganizationThe Thiel Foundation
Address1 Letterman Dr Bldg C Ste 400, San Francisco, CA 94129-1494
SubsectionCharitable Organization
Ruling Date05/2006
DeductibilityContributions are deductible
FoundationPrivate non-operating foundation
Exempt Organization StatusUnconditional Exemption
Tax Period12/2011
Assets$1,000,000 to $4,999,999
Income$1,000,000 to $4,999,999
Filing Requirement990 - Not required to file (all other) (990-PF required)
Asset Amount$2,225,531
Amount of Income$2,089,687
Form 990 Revenue Amount$2,089,687
National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE)Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations: Private Grantmaking Foundations

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Amount of income in 2011: $2,089,687 (it was $11,500,577 in 2010)
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Assets in 2011: $2,225,531 (it was $6,471,399 in 2010)
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Financial snapshot ($)

Revenue for 2011

Expenses for 2011

Assets for 2011

Analysis of Revenue and Expenses (for 2011)
Revenue and expenses per booksNet investment incomeAdjusted net incomeDisbursements for charitable purposes (cash basis only)
Total revenue$2,089,687$23,215$0
Contributions, gifts, grants, etc., received$2,050,000
Interest on savings and temporary cash investments$1,349
Dividends and interest from securities$21,866
Gross rents$0
Gross profit from sales of goods$0
Other income$16,472
Total expenses and disbursements$8,327,275$0$0$5,731,259
Compensation of officers, directors, trustees, etc.$200,000
Total operating and administrative expenses$2,333,310$0$1,523,869
Contributions, gifts, grants paid$5,993,965
Excess of revenue over expenses and disbursements$-6,237,588
Net investment income$23,215
Adjusted net income$0
Balance Sheets (for 2011)
Book ValueFair Market Value
Total assets$2,225,531$2,225,531
Cash - non-interest-bearing$2,211,087
Investments-U.S. and state government obligations$0
Investments-corporate stock$0
Investments-corporate bonds$0
Investments-mortgage loans$0
Total liabilities$2,927,668
Mortgages and other notes payable$0
Total liabilities and net assets/fund balances$-702,137
Capital Gains and Losses for Tax on Investment Income (for 2011)
Capital gain net income$0
Net capital loss$0
Excise Tax Based on Investment Income (for 2011)
Domestic foundations that meet the section 4940(e) requirements (for Reduced Tax on Net Investment Income)No
Tax based on investment income$464
Total credits and payments$464
2011 estimated tax payments and 2010 overpayment credited to 2011$0
Exempt foreign organizations-tax withheld at source$0
Tax paid with application for extension of time to file (Form 8868)$464
Backup withholding erroneously withheld$0
Any penalty for underpayment of estimated tax$0
Tax due$0
Amount to be credited to 2012 estimated tax$0
Statements Regarding Activities (for 2011)
During the tax year, did the foundation attempt to influence any national, state, or local legislation or did it participate or intervene in any political campaign?No
Was there a liquidation, termination, dissolution, or substantial contraction during the year?No
Is the foundation claiming status as a private operating foundation within the meaning of section 4942(j)(3) or 4942(j)(5) for calendar year 2011 or the taxable year beginning in 2011?No
Statements Regarding Activities for Which Form 4720 May Be Required (for 2011)
During the year did the foundation (either directly or indirectly):
Engage in the sale or exchange, or leasing of property with a disqualified person?No
Borrow money from, lend money to, or otherwise extend credit to (or accept it from) a disqualified person?No
Furnish goods, services, or facilities to (or accept them from) a disqualified person?No
Pay compensation to, or pay or reimburse the expenses of, a disqualified person?No
Transfer any income or assets to a disqualified person (or make any of either available for the benefit or use of a disqualified person)?No
Agree to pay money or property to a government official?No
At the end of tax year 2011, did the foundation have any undistributed income for tax year(s) beginning before 2011?No
Did the foundation hold more than a 2% direct or indirect interest in any business enterprise at any time during the year?No
Did the foundation invest during the year any amount in a manner that would jeopardize its charitable purposes?No
During the year did the foundation pay or incur any amount to:
Carry on propaganda, or otherwise attempt to influence legislation (section 4945(e))?No
Influence the outcome of any specific public election (see section 4955); or to carry on, directly or indirectly, any voter registration drive?No
Provide a grant to an individual for travel, study, or other similar purposes?Yes
Provide a grant to an organization other than a charitable, etc., organization described in section 509(a)(1), (2), or (3), or section 4940(d)(2)?Yes
Provide for any purpose other than religious, charitable, scientific, literary, or educational purposes, or for the prevention of cruelty to children or animals?No
Minimum Investment Return (for 2011)
Fair market value of assets not used (or held for use) directly in carrying out charitable, etc., purposes$3,294,841
Net value of noncharitable-use assets$3,245,420
Minimum investment return$162,271
Distributable Amount (for 2011)
Distributable amount$161,807
Undistributed Income (for 2011)
Distributable amount for 2011$161,807
Undistributed income for 2011. This amount must be distributed in 2012$0
Private Operating Foundations (for 2011)
The lesser of the adjusted net income or the minimum investment return$0$0$0$0$0
Qualifying distributions made directly for active conduct of exempt activities$0$0$0$0$0
Value of all assets$0$0$0$0$0
Value of assets qualifying under section 4942(j)(3)(B)(i)$0$0$0$0$0
2/3 of minimum investment return$0$0$0$0$0
Total support other than gross investment income (interest, dividends, rents, payments on securities loans (section 512(a)(5)), or royalties)$0$0$0$0$0
Support from general public and 5 or more exempt organizations as provided in section 4942(j)(3)(B)(iii)$0$0$0$0$0
Gross investment income$0$0$0$0$0
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South Carolina161
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