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2005 Grants

2006 Board Grants

11th Hour Project
San Francisco, CA
Support of distribution of the film An Inconvenient Truth to religious congregations around the U.S., $100,000

Afghan Institute of Learning
(Paid through Creating Hope International)
Dearborn, Michigan
General support, $75,000 over three years

African Women's Millennium Initiative
Dakar, Senegal
General support, $100,000

American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Cambridge, MA

Support of the endowment, $100,000

American University of Beirut
Beirut, Lebanon
Support of the AUB Medical Emergency Fund, $60,000

Californians for Justice Education Fund
Oakland, CA

General support, $50,000 over two years

California Fund for Youth Organizing
Oakland, CA
General support, $50,000 over two years

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Washington, DC
Support of the Iran project, $46,000

Centre for Development & Population Activities
New York, NY
General support, $25,000

Center for a New American Dream
Takoma Park, MD
General support, $25,000

Clean Air Task Force
Boston, MA
Support for the "black carbon" project, $50,000

Conservation International
Washington, DC
Support for the Center for Environmental Leadership in Business, $30,000

Debo
Tarzana, CA
General support, $30,000

Echoing Green Foundation
New York, NY
General support, $50,000 over two years

Funders' Collaborative on Youth Organizing

New York, NY
General support, $50,000 over two years

Global Footprint Network
Oakland, CA
General support, $40,000

Global Fund for Children
Washington, DC
General support, $50,000

Heal the Bay
Santa Monica, CA
General support, $40,000

Hesperian Foundation
Berkeley, CA
General support, $50,000 over two years

Immaterial Inc.
New York, NY
Support for the hiring of a development director for Cabinet magazine, $50,000

Indian Dispute Resolution Services Sacramento, CA
Support of the Tribal Forest Protection Project, $40,000 over two years

Institute for America's Future, Apollo Alliance Washington, DC
General support, $65,000 over two years

Mindset Network
Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa
(Paid through the Tides Foundation)
Support of research and technology development, $60,000 over two years

Peninsula Teen Opera
Palo Alto, CA
Support of a scholarship endowment, $100,000 over two years

Portland State University, Walk of the Heroines
Portland, OR
Support for a challenge grant to encourage donations for the fountain element of the Walk, $70,000 .

Ravenswood Family Health Center
East Palo Alto, CA
General support, $40,000

Redefining Progress
Oakland, CA
General support, $55,000

San Francisco Ballet
San Francisco, CA
Support of filming the 75th Anniversary presentation of new works for the PBS "Great Performances" series, $50,000

Solar Electric Light Fund
Washington, DC
General support, $65,000 over two years

Sonoran Institute
Bozeman, MT
Support of the Western Collaborative Assistance Network, $35,000 over two years

Stanford University, Center for International Security and Colloboration
Stanford, CA
Support of research on nuclear energy and its links to nuclear weapons proliferation, $50,000

Starting Arts
Santa Clara, CA
Support of the Rotating Arts Wheel program, $30,000

Tibet Fund
New York, NY
Support of the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics Printing Project, $100,000

University of California, New Teacher Center Santa Cruz, CA     
Support of a conference on Early Careers of Diverse New Teachers, $40,000

University School of Nashville
Nashville, TN
Support of the scholarship program, $40,000

Wallowa Resources
Enterprise, OR
General support, $50,000 over two years

Wildlife Conservation Society
New York, NY
Madagascar marine ecotourism project, $35,000

Gap Program

The Gap Program supports a selected number of organizations working to address the gap between the world's rich and poor. The program is focused on the developing world, and participation is by invitation only.

Latin America

Ashoka
Arlington, VA
Support of Ashoka Fellows in Central America, $100,000

CARE
Atlanta, GA
Support of the Innovations in Water project in the El Sauce municipality of Nicaragua, $60,000

Ecologic Development Fund
Cambridge, MA
Support of the Sarstoon River Basin project , $120,000 over three years

Global Fund for Children
Washington, DC
Support of the regranting program in Central America, $115,000 over three years

Global Fund for Women
San Francisco, CA
Support of Central American projects, $115,000

Living Water International
Sugarland, TX
Support of Living Water El Salvador, $30,000

Oxfam America
Boston, MA
Support of Latin American programs, $90,000

Sinergia No'j
Guatemala City, Guatemala
(Paid through the Tides Foundation)
Support of operations and the Women's Leadership program, $180,000 over three years

Guatemala

Asociación de Servicios Comunitarios de Salud (ASECSA)
Chimaltenango, Guatemala
(Paid through the Tides Foundation)
General support, $15,000

Asociación para el Estudio y la Promoción de la Seguridad en Democracia (SEDEM)

Guatemala City,  Guatemala
(Paid through the Tides Foundation)
General support, $15,000

Asociación para la Promoción y el Desarrollo de la Comunidad (CEIBA)
Chimaltenango, Guatemala
(Paid through the Tides Foundation)
General support, $15,000

Centro de Acción Legal en Derechos Humanos (CALDH)
Guatemala City, Guatemala
(Paid through the Tides Foundation)

General support, $5,000

Coordinadora Nacional Indígena y Campesina (CONIC)
Municipality of Santiago, Guatemala
(Paid through the Tides Foundation)
General support, $15,000

Institute for Overcoming Urban Poverty Guatemala City, Guatemala
(Paid through the Tides Foundation)
General support, $5,000

Kichin Konojel
Chimaltenango, Guatemala
(Paid through the Tides Foundation)
General support, $5,000

Trópico Verde
Guatemala City, Guatemala
(Paid through the Fund for Global Human Rights)
General support, $20,000

Wildlife Conservation Society
Bronx, NY
Support of the Guatemala program, $5,000

World Neighbors
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Support of the Guatemala office of World Neighbors and its local partner, Asociación I'jatz, $30,000

Middle East

Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Cairo, Egypt
Support of the al-Azhar Park and Darb Al-Ahmar project, $10,000

Association for the Development and Enhancement of Women
Cairo, Egypt
(Paid through the Tides Foundation)
General support, $10,000

CARE USA
Atlanta, GA
Support of the ALIVE program in Neweira, Egypt, $15,000

Center for Egyptian Women's Legal Assistance
Cairo, Egypt
(Paid through the Tides Foundation)
Support for staff training and development, $20,000 over two years

Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social Services
Cairo, Egypt
(Paid through Hands Along the Nile Development Services)
General support, $5,000

Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights
Cairo, Egypt
General support, $10,000

Near East Foundation
New York, NY
Support for the Center for Development Services and for the nursing enhancement project at the Abu El-Reesh hospital in Cairo, $10,000

TownHouse Gallery
Cairo, Egypt
General support, $20,000 over two years

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.

Equilibres et Populations
Paris, France
(Paid through the Tides Foundation)
Support of a joint venture with Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung, $100,000

Geohazard International
Palo Alto, CA
Support of joint projects with Mercy Corps, $100,000

Presidential Discretionary Grants

Conservation through Research Education and Action
Panama City, Panama
(Paid through Conservation Through Research Education and Action, USA)
General support, $10,000

GlobalGiving
Washington, DC
General support, $10,000

GeoHazards International
Palo Alto, CA
Support for structural assessment of the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives and other buildings in Dharamsala, India, $25,000 over three months

Second Harvest Food Bank of San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties
San Jose, CA
General support, $5,000

YouthGive
Mill Valley, CA
General support, $10,000

Small Grants

Arjan Ala Charitable Trust
London, England
(Paid through Charities Aid Foundation America) General support, $5,000

Archimedes Movement
Portland, OR
General support, $5,000

Butimar Productions
Menlo Park, CA
Support of the production of a film entitled “The Wooden Horse”, $5,000

California College of the Arts
San Francisco, CA
Support of research on representations of the body and disease in the art of the last twenty years, $10,000

California Pacific Medical Center
San Francisco, CA
Support of the RENEW program, $10,000

University of California, Department of Near Eastern Studies
Berkeley, CA
Support of the excavation project at Arin-Berd, Armenia, $23,000

University of California, Santa Cruz, New Teacher Center
Santa Cruz, CA
Support of a retreat for new teachers of color $20,000

Catholics for a Free Choice
Washington, DC
Support of Católicas por el Derecho a Decidir in Cordoba, Argentina, $15,000

Cambridge University
Cambridge, England
(Paid through Cambridge in America)
Support of the Andrew Chamblin Memorial Lecture Fund $5,000

Center for Health and Gender Equity
Takoma Park, MD
General support, $7,500

Chiapas Children's Project
Los Angeles, CA
General support, $15,000 one year

Community Association for Rehabilitation, Inc.
Palo Alto, CA
General support, $10,000

Coral Cay Conservation
London, UK
(Paid through the Tides Foundation)
Support for training scholarships, $20,000

Dance For All
Newlands, South Africa
(Paid through the Tides Foundation)
General support, $10,000

Documentary Educational Resources
Watertown, MA
Support for a film entitled "The Mathare Project", $7,500

EarthRights International
Washington, DC
General support, $7,500

Everybody Wins Los Angeles
Culver City, CA
General support, $10,000

Film/Video Arts Inc
New York, NY
Support of a new film by Nezam Manouchehri entitled "Letters from America", $5,000

foolsFURY
San Francisco, CA
General support, $10,000 over two years

Foundation for the People of Burma
San Francisco, CA
Support of a medical assistance project, $1,500

Funders' Network for Afghan Women
New York, NY
(Paid through American Jewish World Service) Support of 2006 programs, $10,000

Gately Youth Services
Portland, OR
(Paid through Providence Medical Foundation)
Support of the Gately Academy Scholarship Fund, $10,000

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

Graduate Theological Union
Berkeley, CA
General support, $20,000

Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation
New York, NY
General support, $10,000

Guguletu Project
Guguletu, South Africa
(Paid through Zohar Dance Company)
General support, $2,500

Haigazian University
Beirut, Lebanon
Support of emergency relief efforts in Lebanon, $10,000

Human Rights First
New York, NY
General support, $20,000

Hover Choir
Yerevan, Armenia
(Paid through the Western Diocese of the Armenian Church of North America)
Support of the recording of the Gomidas Badarak, $4,000

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

Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques
Bures-Sur-Yvette,  France
(Paid through Friends of the IHES Inc.)
Support of the Jean-Paul Gimon Fellowship fund, $10,000

International Committee of the Red Cross
Geneva, Switzerland
(Paid through the Tides Foundation)
General support, $20,000

International House
Berkeley, CA
General support, $15,000

International Medical Corps
Santa Monica, CA
Support of relief efforts in Darfur, $10,000

Iranian American Bar Association
Washington, DC
General support, $7,500

Lakota Fund
Kyle, SD
General support, $20,000 over two years

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Center for International Studies
Cambridge, MA
Support of the international visiting fellows program, $20,000

University of Michigan, Department of History
Ann Arbor, MI
Support for a Conference on the Armenian Genocide, $24,000

Mindset Network
Braamfontein, Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa
(Paid through the Tides Foundation)
For Mindset programming at the Portlands High School in Mitchells Plain, South Africa, $5,000

Museum of Modern Art
New York, NY
Support of an exhibit entitled Without Boundary: 17 Ways of Looking, $20,000

Oglala Sioux Tribe Partnership for Housing
Pine Ridge, SD
General support, $20,000 over two years

Oxford University, St. Antony's College
Oxford, England
(Paid through Americans for Oxford, Inc.)
Support for a development officer position at St. Antony's College, $20,000

New Leaders for New Schools
Oakland, CA
Support for seminars on cultural sensitivity and setting of high expectations for all students, $20,000

Peninsula Habitat for Humanity
Redwood City, CA
General support, $24,000

Pets In Need
Redwood City, CA
Support of the medical treatment program and the orphaned kitten and puppy rescue program, $20,000

Philanthropy Workshop West
Menlo Park, CA
(Paid through the Tides Foundation)
Support of environmental journalism projects and the Shan Women's Action Network, $5,000

Playing For Peace
Washington, DC
General support, $10,000

Presbyterian Church USA
Louisville, KY
Support for the reconstruction of the Colegio Americano de Barranquilla in Colombia, $6,000

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

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

University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music Rochester, NY
Support for the conservation and reconstruction of the Casparini organ, $10,000

Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition
San Jose, CA
Support for the International Campaign for Responsible Technology,$5,000

SpiritCare
Burlingame, CA
General support, $10,000

Sustainability Institute
Hartland, VT
Support of the Donella Meadows Leadership Fellows program, $20,000

Voices on the Border
Washington, DC
Support of the South Bay Sanctuary Covenant project, $5,000

Western Diocese of the Armenian Church of North America
Burbank, CA
General support, $2,000

Wildlife Conservation Society
Bronx, NY
Support of the Kilimanjaro Lion Conservation Project, $20,000

Wild Mountains Trust
Rathdowney, Queensland, Australia
General support, $5,000

Women's Debate Institute
San Francisco, CA
General support, $2,500

World Learning
Montclair, NH
Support of the Experiment in International Living program in Turkey, $10,000

Youth Community Service
Palo Alto, CA
Support of the school year Service and Leadership program, $10,000

Youth Philanthropy Worldwide
Berkeley, CA
(Paid through the San Francisco Foundation Community Initiative Funds)
General support, $18,500

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.

Afsaneh Art and Culture Society
Woodacre, CA
Support of the Tajik Dance Initiative Humanities Link Project, $10,000

Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Geneva, Switzerland
(Paid through the Aga Khan Foundation USA)
Support for the re-opening of the historic Barquiyya City Gate bordering al-Azhar Park in Cairo, $68,000

Geohazards International
Palo Alto, CA
Support of retrofitting critical structures at the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives in Dharamsala, India, $160,000

Global Heritage Foundation
Palo Alto, CA
Support of Mayan archaeological work in Mirador, Guatemala, $50,000

Hover Chamber Choir
Yerevan, Armenia
(Paid through the Western Diocese of the Armenian Church of North America)
Support of cultural preservation efforts, $40,000 over two years

National Trust for Historic Preservation Washington, DC
Support for continued rebuilding efforts  in New Orleans, $132,000

Restaurateurs Sans Frontières
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
(Paid through the Tides Foundation)
Support of an exhibit of Pre-Islamic and Early Islamic Persian culture at the Behzod National Museum in Tajikistan, $50,000

University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music Rochester, NY
Support for the Casparini Organ restoration project, $60,000