Recent Grants

2014 Grants

2013 Grants

2012 Grants

2011 Grants

2010 Grants

2009 Grants

2008 Grants

 

2006 Grants

2005 Grants

2007 Board Grants


African Population and Health Research Center
Nairobi, Kenya
Support of the Community Development Program, $25,000 over one year

African Women’s Millennium Initiative on Poverty
Dakar, Senégal
General support, $100,000 over one year

Alternative Energy Resources Organization
Helena, MT
Support for the dissemination and implementation of the report Repowering Montana: A Blueprint for Home Grown Energy Self-Reliance, $50,000 over one year

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

Arts of the Islamic World
New York, NY
Support of the AIW launch, $25,000

Asociación Balam
Peten, Guatemala
(Paid through the Wildlife Conservation Society)
Support for facilitation of the Mirador-Rio Azul Roundtable, $47,500

Centre for Development and Population Activities
Washington, DC
General support, $25,000 over two years

CERES
Boston, MA
Support of efforts to reduce the number of new coal-fired power plants, $45,000 over one year

Debo
Tarzana, CA
Support of the construction of a library learning center in Mehalmeda, Ethiopia, $35,000 over one year

Ecologic Development Fund
Cambridge, MA
Support for a carbon offset certification process,$50,000 over one year

Equilibres & Populations

Paris, France
(Paid through the Tides Foundation)
Support of a project to train Mauritanian doctors, nurses and midwives in the treatment of obstetric fistula, $80,000 over one year

FactCheckED.org, Annenberg Public Policy Center, University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Support of FactCheckED.org, $250,000over two years

Friends of Africa Foundation
Friday Harbor, WA
For support of the Orphans and Vulnerable Children Program in the communities adjacent to the Phinda Game Reserve, $25,000

Global Footprint Network
Oakland, CA
General support, $30,000over two years

Global Fund for Children
Washington, DC
General support and support of the endowment campaign, $120,000 over one year


Global Fund for Women
San Francisco, CA
General support, $95,000 over three years

Heal the Bay
Santa Monica, CA
General support, $30,000 over one year

Institute for Orkonorei Pastoralists Advancement
Arusha, Tanzania
General support, $30,000

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

Morgan Center
San Jose, CA

General support, $40,000 over two years

New Creation Home Ministries
East Palo Alto, CA
General support, $15,000

Pacific Autism Center of Education
Sunnyvale, CA

General support, $45,000 over two years

Peninsula Habitat for Humanity
Menlo Park, CA
General support, $25,000

Portland State University
Portland, OR

Support of paving art at the Walk of the Heroines, $100,000over one year

Ravenswood Family Health Center
East Palo Alto, CA
General support, $80,000 over two years

Redefining Progress
Oakland, CA and Washington, DC
Support of California Climate Asset Plan project, $40,000

San Francisco Ballet
San Francisco, CA

Support of the 75th Anniversary filming of The Nutcracker ballet for PBS, $50,000 over one year

Seacology
Berkeley, CA
Support for island conservation projects, $40,000 over two years

Stanford University Center for International Security and Cooperation
Stanford, CA
Support of the Perry International Security Fellowship Program and for a conference on the Non-Proliferation Treaty, $125,000 over one year

Southern Environmental Law Center, Inc.
Charlottesville, VA
Support of the Wise County coal plant project, $59,000 over one year

Sustainability Institute
Hartland, VT
Support of the Donella Meadows Leadership Fellows Program, $40,000 over one year

Wings Learning Center, Inc.
Burlingame, CA
General support, $35,000 over two years

Council Grants


Alternative Energy Resources OrganizationHelena, MT
Support of the Blueprint for Montana's Future project, $10,000

Amazon Watch
San Francisco, CA
General support, $10,000

American University of Beirut
New York, NY
Support of the Armenian Scholarship Fund, $20,000

Support of the John Waterbury Fellowships program, $3,500

Amistad International
Palo Alto, CA
Support of the hot meal program at the Buddha's Smile School in Varanasi, India, $15,000


California Summer Music
San Francisco, CA

General support, $5,000

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

University of California, New Teacher Center
Santa Cruz, CA
Support of the summer retreat, $20,000

Center for Health and Gender Equity
Takoma Park, MD

General support, $10,000

Community Association for Rehabilitation, Inc. (now Abilities United)
Palo Alto, CA
General support, $10,000

Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund
Atlanta, GA
Support of work in communities adjacent to mountain gorilla habitat, $10,000

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

Echoing Green Foundation
New York, NY
General support, $10,000

Ecumenical Hunger Program
East Palo Alto, CA
General support, $5,000

Egyptian Society for Folk Traditions
Giza, Egypt
(Paid through the Tides Foundation)
Support to promote the traditional art of Tally, $10,000

Folk Arts Center of New England, Inc.
Melrose, MA
Support of the Afghan Songbook project, $12,000

Friends of Omid Foundation
London, England
(Paid through Associates of the University of Toronto, Inc.)

Support of the Omid e Mehr Center's participation at the Seventh Biennial of Iranian Studies conference in Toronto, $11,500

Genocide Intervention Network
Washington, DC
General support, $10,000

Golden Gate Audubon Society
Berkeley, CA
Support of educational programs, $10,000

Guguletu Project
Stanford, CA
(Paid through Zohar Dance Company)
Support of the Guguletu Project, $5,000

Hesperian Foundation
Berkeley, CA
Support of the evaluation project, $15,000

Homeboy Industries
Los Angeles, CA
General support, $10,000

Initiative Foundation
London, England
Support of the Date with the Planet event, $20,000

Kartika Soekarno Foundation
New York, NY
General support, $5,000

Kids Company
London, England
(Paid through Charities Aid Foundation America)
General support, $10,000

Literacy for Environmental Justice
San Francisco, CA
Support of the Living Classroom capital project, $24,000

Mammoth Lakes Trails Public Access
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Support of the trails master planning effort for the city of Mammoth Lakes, $20,000

Network 20/20
New York, NY
Support of the Iran project, $10,000


New Global Citizens
San Francisco, CA
(Paid through the San Francisco Foundation Community Initiative Funds)
General support, $2,000

One Dollar for Life
Palo Alto, CA
Paid through Presbytery of San Jose
General support, $10,000

Pearl S. Buck International
Perkasie, PA
Support of partner programs in Taiwan, $10,000

The Philanthropy Workshop West
Menlo Park, CA

(Paid through the Tides Foundation)
Support of Straight Talk and Partners in Health's Rwinkwavu, Rwanda programs


Phillips Brooks House Association

Cambridge, MA
General support, $10,000

The Pluralism Fund
Washington, DC
General support, $10,000

Popli Khalatbari Charitable Foundation
London, England
(Paid through American Fund for Charities)
General support, $10,000

Portland Waldorf School
Portland, OR
Support of the bio-diesel campus project, $5,000

Refugees International
Washington, DC
General support, $20,000

Root Capital
Cambridge, MA
Support for a documentary on Root Capital's work in Nicaragua and Guatemala, $5,000

Rwanda Women Network
Kigali, Rwanda
(Paid through the Tides Foundation)
General Support, $10,000

SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors
Burlingame, CA
General support, $20,000

Stanford University, Department of Humanities and Sciences
Stanford, CA
Support of the Guguletu exchange project at Stanford University, $10,000

Stanford University, Department of Psychology
Stanford, CA
Support of research on human emotions, $5,500

Stanford University, ThinkBIG conference
Stanford, CA
General support of the 2008 ThinkBIG conference, $15,000

Stanford University, Woods Institute for the Environment
Stanford, CA
Support of research on oceans and estuaries, $10,000

Trópico Verde
(Paid through the Institute for Policy Studies)
General support, $24,000

University of Toronto, Department of Historical Studies
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
(Paid through Associates of the University of Toronto, Inc.)
Support of the Toronto Initiative for Iranian Studies related to the Seventh Biennial Conference on Iranian Studies, $10,000

Voices on the Border
Washington, DC

Support of the South Bay Sanctuary Covenant recovery efforts in El Salvador, $5,000

Waterville Historical Society
Waterville, ME

Support of the Redington Museum, $20,000

Western Justice Center
Pasadena, CA
Support of the Pasadena model of community mediation and dialogue, $10,000

Wildlife Conservation Society
Bronx, NY
Support of the lion conservation programs in Kenya and Tanzania, $15,000


Words Without Borders - Bard College, Institute for International Liberal Education
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

General support, $20,000

World Learning
Montclair, NJ
Support of the Turkish Experiment in International Living, $10,000

Youth Community Service
Palo Alto, CA
(Paid through Bay Area Community Resources)
Support of the Pacific Islander conflict intervention efforts, $10,000

Annual Theme Grants

Annual Theme grants are dedicated each year to a single topic as determined by the Board. The theme for 2007 was teacher training. Annual Theme grants are by invitation.

A Self-Help Assistance Program
Peachtree City, GA and Mutare, Zimbabwe
Support of the Bridge the Gap program in Zimbabwe, $80,000 over two years

University of California, Santa Cruz, New Teacher Center
Santa Cruz, CA
Planning for the Research Collaborative on Teacher Induction to Diversify the Workforce, $200,000 over two years

Children's Book Project for Tanzania
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
(Paid through the Tides Foundation)
Support of the teacher training program, $80,000 over two years

Curriculum Development Project Trust
Johannesburg, Gauteng, Republic of South Africa
(Paid through the Tides Foundation)
General support, $20,000

Enlighten Trust
Hermanus, Western Cape, Republic of South Africa
(Paid through the Tides Foundation)
Support for teacher development and support programs in the Overstrand region, $40,000 over two years

Extra-Mural Education Project
Cape Town, Western Cape, Republic of South Africa
(Paid through the Tides Foundation)
General support, $20,000

Makerere University
Kampala, Uganda
(Paid through the Tides Foundation)
For development and training for headteachers, $80,000 over two years

Media in Education Trust Africa
Overport, Kwa Zulu-Natal, Republic of South Africa
(Paid through the Tides Foundation)
General support, $20,000

Mindset Network
Randburg, Gauteng, Republic of South Africa
(Paid through the Tides Foundation)
Support of Math Literacy workshops for teachers in South Africa, $80,000 over one year

Molteno Project
Bramfontein, Gauteng, Republic of South Africa
(Paid through the Tides Foundation)
Support to develop curriculum for a reception year course for young learners, $57,000 over one year

Mwanza Women Development Association
Mwanza, Tanzania
(Paid through the Tides Foundation)
General support, $20,000

Penryn Trust
Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, Republic of South Africa
(Paid through the Tides Foundation)
Support of the Penreach Whole Schools Development Program, $85,000 over three years

Principals' Association of Uganda
Kampala, Uganda
(Paid through the Tides Foundation)
Support of a project to institutionalize continuous assessment in Primary Teachers’ Colleges and in primary schools, $80,000 over two years

Stanford University School of Education
Stanford, CA
Support of the Performance Assessment for California Teachers, $192,000 over one year

Valley Trust
Bothas Hill, KwaZulu-Natal, Republic of South Africa
(Paid through the Tides Foundation)
Support for the development of a curriculum management program with the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education, $62,500 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.  The program is focused on the developing world, and participation is by invitation only.

Gap: Afghanistan

Afghan Institute of Learning
Kabul Afghanistan
(Paid through Creating Hope International)
Support the Education Training Program, $105,000 over two years

Afghan Women Judges Association
Kabul, Afghanistan
(Paid through the Tides Foundation)
Support of the Legal aid clinic in Mazar and for general support, $50,000 over two years

Afghan Women Leaders Connect
New York, NY
Support of an evaluation project and capacity building, $100,000 over two years

Afghan Women's Resource Center
Kabul, Afghanistan
(Paid through the Tides Foundation)
Support of the Khoshgombad micro-credit program, the Charbagh women's center and for operating support, $40,000 over two years

Afghan Women's Welfare Department
Kabul, Afghanistan
(Paid through the Tides Foundation)
Operating support, including funding for English Language and Computer Training programs, $40,000 over two years

Equal Access
San Francisco, CA
Support of the Women's Rights as Human Rights in Islam project in Afghanistan,$70,000 over two years

Future Generations
Franklin, WV
Support to establish the Jaghori Learning Center, $135,000 over two years

Oruj Learning Center
Kabul, Afghanistan
(Paid through the Tides Foundation)
Support of the Godah and Noor Khel Schools, $55,000 over two years

Parwaz
Kabul, Afghanistan
(Paid through the Parwaz Microfinance Institution)
General support, $100,000 over two years

Roqia Center
Kabul, Afghanistan
(Paid through Kabultec, Inc.)
Falls Church, VA
General support, $40,000 over two years

Shuhada
Kabul, Afghanistan and Quetta Pakistan
(Paid through the Tides Foundation)
Support for programs in Central Afghanistan and for staff development, $150,000 over three years

U.S.-Afghanistan Reconstruction Council
McLean, VA
Support of the Women's Cooperative at Herat Vocational Academy, $75,000

Women and Children's Legal Research Foundation
Kabul, Afghanistan
(Paid through the Tides Foundation)
Support of research and education on forced marriages and general support, $130,000 over two years

Women for Afghan Women
Flushing, NY
Support for the Family Guidance Center, $100,000 over two years

Women for Women International
Washington, DC
Support of the Afghanistan program, $50,000 over two years

Climate Protection Program

Climate Policy Center
Washington, DC
Support for the Arctic Air Pollution and Climate Initiative, $53,500

Columbia University, Earth Institute
New York, NY
Support of Dr. James Hansen’s educational activities on climate change, $35,000

EcoAmerica
Washington, DC
Support of the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment, $125,000


Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development
Washington, DC and Geneva, Switzerland

Support of the Montreal Protocol Climate Adjustment follow-up work, $53,500

Princeton University
Princeton, NJ
Support of the Princeton Environmental Institute, Bridging Institution, $125,000

Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
New Haven, CT
Support of the National Conversation on Climate Action, $150,000

 

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.

Flora Lamson Hewlett Library
Graduate Theological Union

Berkeley, CA
Support of the capital campaign, $100,000

Global Fund for Children
Washington, DC
Support of the endowment campaign, $100,000

Presidential Discretionary Grants

High Country News
Paonia, CO

Support of editorial coverage of the rural West,$20,000

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
New York, NY

Support of the Mission Related Investing Handbook for Foundation Trustees, $10,000

Sonoran Institute
Tucson, AZ
Support for the implementation of the Strategic Plan, $20,000