The Kei Lin Foundation was founded on December 18, 2012, by Margaret Tsai, in honor of her mother Kei Lin, whose hard work and dedication have served as an exceptional inspiration throughout her lifetime, which made it possible for achieving many personal and professional successes.


A private Foundation 501 C (3) (tax exempt), the Kei Lin Foundation operates exclusively for Charitable, Scientific, Literary and Educational programs, i.e, programs dedicated to youth in agricultural careers. Our primary emphasis is placed in support of senior citizens who have no immediate living relatives or resources to help alleviate hunger and assist in the well being for a more comfortable life free of despair.

The trustees, as well as the Committee members, serve as volunteers without compensation. We welcome your dedicated support and generous contributions to promote and share our goals.

Margaret Tsai – Founding Trustee
J. Jason Harvie – Founding Trustee

Deputy Director of Public Relations:
Carole E. Smith

 Members of the Grant Committee:

Mr. John Van Donge, Chairman
– Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc.

Mr. Greg Hamson
– Former owner MIDCO Construction

Mr. Matt M. Wallace
– Southland Building

The Advisory Committee:

Michelle Meyering, Chairman
– Former Director, Kei Lin Foundation

Peter Umoff, Esq
– Seed Mackall LLP. Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Larry Woods, CPA
– DZH Phillips LLP. San Francisco, CA 94105

Greg Hamson
– Former owner MIDCO Construction Buellton, CA 93427

Rob Rosenberry
– Rosenberry Physical Training Center Solvang,CA 93463

John Van Donge
– Stifel, Nicolaus and Company Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Grace Lebecka
– Actors Corner Café Solvang, CA 93463

To learn how to make donations to The Kei Lin Foundation contact us (805) 688-5816

Applications for grants and gifts applicants must file by the last working business day in September.

 Our Office is located at 1501 Fredensborg Canyon Road Solvang, CA 93463

Email:           Fax: (805) 688-5350


The Kei Lin Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) private foundation. Our Federal Tax Identification Number is 90-6231023.

Your donation is deductible to the fullest extent provided by law.