Recent Grants

2014 Grants

2013 Grants

2012 Grants

2011 Grants

2010 Grants

2009 Grants

2008 Grants

2007 Grants

2006 Grants

2005 Board Grants

American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Cambridge, MA
Support of the AAAS endowment, $100,000

American University of Beirut
Beirut, Lebanon
Support of the scholarship fund for Armenian students at AUB, $25,000

Benetech Technology
Palo Alto, CA
Support of the Clearing Storm Technologies project, $70,000

California Fund for Youth Organizing
Project of the Tides Foundation
Oakland, CA

General support, $25,000

University of California, Santa Cruz
New Teacher Center

Santa Cruz, CA
Support of a study of the professional development and early careers of teachers of color, $150,000 over three years

Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA)
Washington, DC

General support, $25,000

Center for Strategic and International Studies
Washington, DC
Support of an analysis of terrorist use of chemical and biological weapons and for the publication of a book by Dr. Vil Mirzayanov, $30,000

Columbia University, Earth Institute
New York, NY
Support of the African Women's Millennium Initiative for Fighting Poverty through Gender Equality and Human Rights, $80,000

Crazy Horse Monument Foundation
Crazy Horse, ND
Support of the Monument, $50,000

Dasra
Mumbai, India and Sugarland, TX
General support and support of five NPO partners in India, $55,000 over two years

Debo
Tarzana, CA

Support of projects in Menz and Aftenet Ethiopia, $30,000

Eagle Hill School
Greenwich, CT
Support to establish the Dave Sylvestro Scholarship, $50,000 over two years

Equilibres et Populations
Paris, France

(Paid through the Tides Foundation)
Support of a project to support obstetric fistula surgery in Mauritania, $130,000 over two years

GeoHazards International
Palo Alto, CA
Support for organizational restructuring, $25,000

Global Fund for Children
Washington DC
General support, $40,000

Global Fund for Women
San Francisco, CA
General support, $65,000

Haigazian University
Beirut, Lebanon
Support of a scholarship fund for Armenian students from Anjar, Lebanon, $25,000

Hesperian Foundation
Berkeley, CA

General support, $25,000

InnVision The Way Home
San Jose, CA
Support for the Opportunity Center facility for homeless families and individuals in Palo Alto, $30,000

Lakota Fund
Kyle, SD
General support, $50,000 over two years

Land Institute
Salina, Kansas
General support, $100,000 over two years

Nature Conservancy
San Francisco, CA

Support of Nature Conservancy Australia
program, $25,000

Network 20/20
New York, NY
Support of the Iran initiative, $30,000

Oregon Public Broadcasting
Portland, OR
Support of the Oregon Art Beat program, $40,000

University of Pennsylvania
Annenberg Public Policy Center
Philadelphia, PA
Support for the development of FactCheckED.org, a web resource to teach high school students how to make discriminating judgments about political and commercial speech, $300,000 over two years

Ravenswood Family Health Center
East Palo Alto, CA

General support, $40,000

Seacology
Berkeley, CA
General support, $50,000 over two years

Stanford University, Center for International Security and Cooperation
Stanford, CA

Support of the undergraduate honors program, $50,000

Stanford University Libraries
Stanford, CA

Support of a fellowship endowment for researchers visiting the Gustave Gimon Collection on French Political Economy, $25,000

Synergos Institute
New York, NY
General support, $75,000 over three years

Tibet Fund
New York, NY
General support of vocational training programs in Bangalore and the construction of a home for the aged in Mundgod, India, $45,000

University School of Nashville
Nashville, TN
Support of the scholarship endowment, $50,000

WestEd
Oakland, CA

Support of the Strategic Literacy Initiative
training in the Bay Area, $25,000

Wildlife Conservation Society
Bronx, NY
Support of the Madagascar marine ecotourism project, $35,000 ,

Youth In Focus
Davis, CA
General support for the Central Valley program, $50,000 over two years

Gap Program

The Gap Program supports a selected number of organizations working to address the gap between the world's rich and poor in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America. Participation in the Gap Program is by invitation.

Middle East

American Near East Refugee Aid
Washington, DC
Support of the Gaza Women's Loan Fund, $115,000

Ashoka
Arlington, VA
Support of the selection of one new fellow in the Levantine area and support of existing fellows in Egypt, $75,000

CARE USA
Atlanta, GA
Support of the "Sheep not Shekels" program, $100,000

Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA)
Washington, DC

Support of youth development programs in Egypt, $115,000

Global Fund for Women
San Francisco, CA
Support of the regranting program in the Middle East and North Africa, $115,000

Near East Foundation
New York, NY
Support of the Environmental Action Project in villages north of Nablus, $130,000 over two years

V-Day Foundation
San Francisco, CA
Support of regranting programs in the Middle East, operational Support for the Cairo office, and networking, $100,000 over two years

Africa

African Wildlife Foundation
Washington, DC
Support of the Manyara Ranch in Tanzania, $20,000

Friends of Africa Foundation
Friday Harbor, WA
Support of Africa Foundation projects near Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara and support of the Shinda School, $30,000

Institute for Orkonerei Pastoralists Advancement
Terrat, Tanzania

(Paid through the Tides Foundation)
General support, $50,000 over two years

Jifunze Project
Philadelphia, PA
(Paid through the International Collaborative for Science Education and Environment)
Support of the Tanzania program, $10,000 over two years

KickStart
San Francisco, CA
General support, $5,000

Maasai Women's Development Organization
Arusha, Tanzania
(Paid through the Tides Foundation)
Support for girls' scholarships, $50,000 over five years

Pathfinder International
Watertown, MA
Support of the Community Home-Based Care program in Tanzania, $5,000 over two years

Wildlife Conservation Society
Bronx, NY
Support of the African Wild Dog Initiative and for the Rungwa-Ruaha Living Landscapes program, $35,000

Annual Theme Grants

Annual Theme grants are dedicated each year to a single topic as determined by the Board. The theme for 2006 was cultural preservation. Annual Theme grants are by invitation.

Bay Area California Arts Project
San Jose State University

San Jose, CA

General support, $40,000

Caldera
Portland, OR

Support of the arts education summer camp program, $50,000

East Bay Center for the Performing Arts
Richmond, CA
General support, $75,000

Los Angeles County Arts Commission
Los Angeles, CA

Support of the Compendium of Promising Practices and Program Models in Professional Development for Pre-K-12 Arts Education, $15,000

Mexican Heritage Corporation
San Jose, CA
Support of the Mariachi Youth Program, $50,000

Music in Schools Today
San Francisco, CA
Support of the Adopt an Instrument program, $40,000 over two years

Oregon Symphony
Portland, OR
Support of the Community Music Partnership program, $40,000

San Francisco Ballet
San Francisco, CA
Support of the Dance in Schools and Communities program and for an assessment of student learning, $50,000

Starting Arts
Santa Clara, CA
Support of the “Rotating Arts Wheel” program, $50,000

Young Audiences of Northern California
San Francisco, CA
General support, $40,000

Youth Speaks Inc.
Oakland, CA

General support, $60,000

ZeroOne
Mountain View, CA
Support of a digital arts training program in Santa Clara County, $40,000

Zohar Dance Company
Palo Alto, CA
General support, $50,000

 

Small Grants

Armenia Fund
Pasadena, CA

Support of Archaeological Institute of Armenia's publication program, $15,000

Bard College
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Support for the Words Without Borders program, $10,000

Berkeley Art Museum
Berkeley, CA
Support of the Blind at the Museum exhibit, $10,000

Bicycle Transportation Alliance
Portland, OR
General support, $5,000

California Summer Music
San Francisco, CA
General support, $10,000

University of California, Santa Cruz, New Teacher Center
Santa Cruz, CA
Support of professional development for new teachers of color, $14,000

Cameron House
San Francisco, CA
General support, $5,000

CentaCare Employment
Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia
(Paid through the Tides Foundation)
Support of the Doomadgee Youth Program, $20,000

Center for Health and Gender Equity
Takoma Park, MD
General support, $10,000

Columbia University, Earth Institute
New York, NY
Support of the African Women's Network for Fighting Poverty, $20,000

Community Association for Rehabilitation - Abilities United
Palo Alto, CA
General support $10,000

CONAVIGUA
Guatemala
(Paid through the Tides Foundation)
General support of CONAVIGUA and support for the production of a film entitled Moxie Firecracker, $9,500

Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund
Atlanta, GA
Support of programs in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, $10,000

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières
New York, NY

Support of the Emergency Relief Fund, $25,000

EarthRights International
Washington, DC
General support, $10,000

Echoing Green Foundation
New York, NY
General support, $5,000

Ecotrust - Elakha Alliance
Portland, OR
Support for the Elakha Alliance to complete the Guardians of the Forest exhibit, $5,000

Equal Access
San Francisco, CA
Support to broadcast get-out-the-vote messages from the Minister of Women's Affairs in Afghanistan, $10,000

Film/Video Arts
New York, NY
Support for a new film entitled A World Between and a new film by Nexam Manoucheri, $7,500

Global Footprint Network
Oakland, CA
General support, $15,000

Global Fund for Women
San Francisco, CA
Support of Tewa land and building project in Nepal, $5,000 ; Support of the Amy Esther Chamberlain fund, $5,000

Greenwich Village Preservation Council
New York, NY
General support, $5,000

Hover Chamber Choir
Yerevan, Armenia
(Paid through the Western Diocese of the Armenian Church of North America)
Support for the recording and distribution of the Armenian Mass, $15,000

Insight
Oxford England

(Paid through the Tides Foundation)
General support, $5,000

Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques
Bures-Sur-Yvette, France
(Paid through Friends of the IHÉS Inc.)
Support for the Jean-Paul Gimon Fellowship Fund, $10,000

Kaatsbaan International Dance Center
Tivoli, NY

Support of the Guguletu Project to bring South African ballet dancers to the U.S. for training, $5,000

Khaniqahi Minatullah
New York, NY

General support, $7,500

KickStart
San Francisco, CA
Support of a strategic planning retreat in Kenya, $20,000

Living Oceans Society
Sointula, BC, Canada
(Paid through the Tides Foundation)
General support, $10,000

Living Water International
Sugarland, TX

Support of the El Salvador program, $10,000

Mainland Enhancement of Salmonid Species Society
Simoom Sound, BC, Canada

(Paid through Tides Foundation)
General support, $10,000

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Center for International Studies
Cambridge, MA

Support of the International Visiting Fellows program, $5,000

One East Palo Alto Neighborhood Improvement Initiative
East Palo Alto, CA

Support of a seminar on effective mental health programs for Pacific Islanders in San Mateo County, CA

Phillips Brooks House Association
Cambridge, MA
General support,$5,000

Redefining Progress
Oakland, CA
General support, $10,000

SpiritCare
Burlingame, CA

General support, $20,000

Strategies for International Development
Arlington, VA
General support, $10,000

Sustainability Institute
Hartland, VT
Support of the Dana Meadows Leadership Fellows program, $10,000

Synergos Institute, Inc.
New York, NY

Support of the Global Philanthropists Circle, $25,000

Tibet Fund
New York, NY

Support of the Axis Mundi Foundation for projects to assist the Reindeer people of Cambodia, $5,000

Urban Ecology Institute
Chestnut Hill, MA
General support, $5,000

Wildlife Conservation Society
New York, NY
Support of the Rungwa-Ruaha Living Landscapes Program, Tanzania, $20,000

World Learning
Montclair, NJ

Support of the Experiment in International Living-Turkey, $10,000

Young Singers Foundation
Tulsa, OK
(Paid through Sweet Adelines International)
General support $20,000

Youth Community Service
Palo Alto, CA
General support, $5,000

Presidential Discretionary Grants

Give2Asia
San Francisco, CA
General support, $10,000

ImagineNations Group
Pasadena, MD

Support of YouthGive, $10,000

Viva Rio
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

(Paid through the Community Foundation Silicon Valley)
Support for the completion of the Fight for Peace Sports and Education Centre, $10,000

Emergency Relief Grants

Aga Khan Foundation
New York, NY
Support of relief efforts following the Pakistan earthquake, $95,000

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
New York, NY

Support of relief efforts following Hurricane Katrina, $10,000

America's Second Harvest
Chicago, IL
Support of relief efforts following Hurricane Katrina, $10,000

Baton Rouge Area Foundation
Baton Rouge, LA

Support of relief efforts following Hurricane Katrina, $75,000

CARE
Atlanta, GA
Support of relief efforts in Niger, $10,000 and support of relief efforts following the Pakistan earthquake, $10,000

Clarence Foundation
Oakland, CA
Support for the Sri Lankan NGO PEACE in its relief efforts following the South Asian tsunami, $2,500

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières
New York, NY

Support of tsunami relief efforts in Southeast Asia and the Emergency Relief Fund, $25,000
Support of relief efforts in Niger, $30,000

Friends of the Earth Indonesia
Indonesia
(Paid through Global Greengrants)
Support of relief efforts following the South Asian tsunami, $25,000

GeoHazards International
Palo Alto, CA
Support of GHI's affiliate SEEDS in its tsunami relief efforts in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, $7,500

Global Fund for Women
San Francisco, CA

Support of the efforts to assist women in South Asia affected by the tsunami, $10,000

International Rescue Committee
New York, NY
Support of relief efforts in Darfur and Chad, $15,000
Support of tsunami relief efforts , $20,000

Mercy Corps
Portland, OR
Support of relief efforts following the South Asian tsunami, $40,000
Support of relief efforts following Hurricane Katrina, $25,000

Northwest Medical Teams International
Portland, OR

Support of relief efforts following the South Asian tsunami, $15,000

Oxfam America
Boston, MA
Support of relief efforts in Darfur and Chad, $15,000
Support of tsunami relief efforts, $20,000

Presbyterian Church USA
Louisville, KY
Support of relief efforts following Hurricane Katrina, $10,000

Relief International
Los Angeles, CA
Support of relief efforts following the Pakistan earthquake, $5,000

Sarvodaya USA
Los Angeles, CA
Support of tsunami relief efforts in Sri Lanka, $20,000

Save the Children
Westport, CT
Support of relief efforts following the South Asian tsunami, $45,000

Saviya Development Foundation
Galle, Sri Lanka
(Paid through Global Greengrants)
Support of relief efforts following the South Asian tsunami, $2,500

Seacology
Berkeley, CA
Support of a relief fund to assist four tsunami damaged villages in Sri Lanka, Thailand, the Maldives and the Andamans, $7,500

Southern Mutual Help Association
New Ibreria, LA
Support of relief efforts following Hurricane Katrina, $60,000

Voices on the Border
Washington, DC
Support of the South Bay Sanctuary Covenant campaign for relief efforts in El Salvador $5,000

Special Opportunity Grants

Special Opportunity grants are for endowments, capital campaigns, or other exceptional purposes for which a one-time award may provide long-term benefit to the organization and/or the constituencies it serves.  Special Opportunity grants are by invitation.

Stanford University Libraries
Stanford, CA

Support to endow a residency and travel fellowship program for visiting scholars to the Gustave Gimon Collection on French Political Economy, $100,000

Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation
Truckee, CA
Support of the Nature Fund, $100,000

Waterville Historical Society
Waterville, ME

Support of the Campaign for the Redington Museum, $100,000