Recent Grants

2014 Grants

2013 Grants

2012 Grants

2011 Grants

2010 Grants

2009 Grants

 

2007 Grants

2006 Grants

2005 Grants

 

2008 Board Grants

African Leadership Academy

Sandton, South Africa

Support of the development of the National Mentor Network for Urban Development, $90,000 over three years

 

African Women's Millennium Initiative on Poverty and Human Rights

Dakar, Senegal

(Paid through the Tides Foundation)

General support, $90,000 over one year

Alternative Energy Resources Organization

Helena, MT

Support of the Renewable Energy and Conservation Program, $25,000 over one year

 

Amazon Defense Coalition

Nueva Loja, Sucumbios, Ecuador

(Paid through the Tides-Foundation)

General support and support for a development manager, $33,000 over one year

American Academy of Arts and Sciences  

Cambridge, MA                       

Support of the endowment campaign, $100,000 over one year

 

Arizona Animal Welfare League

Phoenix, AZ

General support, $30,000 over one year

 

Autism Social Connection

San Francisco, CA

General support, $40,000 over two years

 

Breast Cancer Research Foundation

New York, NY

Support of the Research Grant Program, $30,000 over one year

University of California, Santa Cruz

New Teacher Center

Santa Cruz, CA

Support of the development of the National Mentor Network for Urban Development, $90,000 over three years

Center for a New American Dream

Takoma Park, MD

General support, $60,000 over two years

Debo

Tarzana, CA

General support, $50,000 over one year

Echoing Green Foundation

New York, NY

General support, $60,000 over two years

Ecotrust

Portland, OR

Support of the mapping process for the Bioregional Future Initiative, $25,000

Global Fund for Children

Washington, DC

General support, $90,000 over one year

 

Heal the Bay

Santa Monica, CA

General support, $60,000 over three years

 

JumpStart Learning-to-Learn

San Francisco, CA

Support of an evaluation of the JumpStart model, $60,000 over one year

Land Institute

Salina, KS

Support of the Climate and Energy Project, $30,000 over one year

 

Mills College

Oakland, CA

Support of scholarships for students of color enrolling in the Teachers for Tomorrow’s Schools Program, $90,000 over three years

Mills College

Oakland, CA

Support of the Novice Teacher Inquiry Network, $90,000 over two years

National Association of Secondary School Headteachers of Uganda

Kampala, Uganda

Support for the construction of a Resource Center for secondary school headteachers, $45,000

Near East Foundation

New York, NY

Support of programs to assist Iraqi refugees in Syria and Lebanon, $90,000 over two years

New Creation Home Ministries

East Palo Alto, CA

General support, $30,000 over two years

New Leaders for New Schools

Oakland, CA

Support of the Bay Area program, $60,000 over two years

Oregon State University

Wallace Energy Systems & Renewables FacilityCorvallis, OR

General support, $105,000 over one year 

Pathfinder International

Watertown, MA

Support of reproductive health and family planning programs in New Delhi, India, $80,000 over two years 

Redefining Progress

Oakland, CA

General support, $30,000 over two years

Root Capital

Cambridge, MA

General support, $125,000 over two years

SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors

Burlingame, CA

General support, $25,000 over one year 

Stanford University Center for International Security and Cooperation

Stanford, CA

General support, $200,000 over three years

Sustainability Institute

Hartland, VT

Support of the Donella Meadows Leadership Fellows Program, $120,000 over three years 

The Philanthropy Workshop West

Menlo Park, CA

(Paid through the Tides Foundation)General support, $82,500 over two years 

Tibet Fund

New York, NY

Support the conversion to organic farming in a village in the Dhondeling Settlement, $50,000 over one year

Wildlife Conservation Society

Bronx, NY

Support of the Madagascar marine ecotourism project, $35,000

Wildlife Conservation Society

Bronx, NY

Support of the Conservation of the Asiatic Cheetah in the Independent Republic of Iran project, $40,000 over one year

 

Words Without Borders, Bard College

New York, NY

Support of fundraising personnel, $50,000 over one year

Council Grants

Abilities United     

Palo Alto, CA

General support, $10,000

 

Alameda Boys and Girls Club           

Alameda, CA

Support of the Capital Campaign, $10,000

Amistad International

Palo Alto, CA

Construction of two classrooms for the Buddha’s Smile School in Sarnath, India, $18,000

Bay Area Women's and Children's Center

San Francisco, CA

Support of the Tenderloin Community School's Library Program, $10,000

Cal Performances

Berkeley, CA

Support of the 2008 AileyCamp program, $20,000

Catholic Relief Services

Baltimore, MD

Support of programs to assist Iraqi refugees in Syria, $10,000

Coral Cay Conservation

London, United Kingdom

(Paid through the Tides Foundation)

General support, $20,000

 

Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund   

Atlanta, GA

Support of the Ecosystem Health and Community Development programs in areas adjacent to the mountain gorilla habitat, $10,000

Dotors Without Borders USA
New York , NY
Support of the Kenya program, $2,000                           

Earthworks

Washington, DC

Support of the documentary The Next, Best West, $10,000   

Energy and Resources Group, UC Berkeley Foundation

Berkeley, CA      

Support of the Alex Farrell Memorial Fund, $5,000

Equality Now

New York, NY

Support of the Adolescent Girls' Legal Defense Fund, $5,000   

             

Film Education

London, England

(Paid through the Tides Foundation)
Support of the distribution of the film entitled "A Crude Awakening" by Dogwoof pictures, $20,000

 

First Presbyterian Church                 

Palo Alto, CA

Support of the Social Justice Ministry program, $10,000

 

 Focus the Nation

Portland, OR     

Support of the 2009 Focus the Nation event, $20,000

Folk Arts Center of New England, Inc.

Melrose, MA

Support of the Afghan Songbook publication, $12,000

Friends of Ikamva Labantu               

New Rochelle, NY

General support, $5,000

 

Hamline University
St. Paul, MN
Support of the Department of Religious Studies' work on the study of death and dying, $10,000

Heart of Los Angeles Youth              

Los Angeles, CA

General support, $5,000

 

Homeboy Industries           

Los Angeles, CA

General support, $5,000

Hoping Foundation

London, United Kingdom

(Paid through the Tides Foundation)

Support of community projects for Palestinian refugee children, $10,000

Hover Chamber Choir         

Yerevan, Armenia

General support, $20,000


Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques

Bures-Sur-Yvette, France

(Paid through Friends of the IHES Inc.)

Support of the Jean-Paul Gimon Fellowship Fund, $5,000                   

Internews Network

Arcata, CA  

Support of the Earth Journalism Network, $15,000

Levantine Cultural Center

Los Angeles, CA

Support of the film Tehrangeles by Nezam Manouchehri, $5,000

Living Water International                 

Sugarland, TX

For new drilling equipment for wells in Central America, $20,000

 

Meedan
San Francisco, CA
General support, $20,000 over two years

  

Mercy Corps

Portland, OR

Support of relief efforts following the earthquake in the Sichuan, China, $10,000

Nature Conservancy Inc.                     

San Francisco, CA

Support of the Gondwana Link project in Australia, $10,000

ODC/Dance            

San Francisco, CA

Support of the educational outreach programs, $10,000

Oil Change International

Washington, DC

General support, $10,000

Phillips Brooks House Association                

Cambridge, MA

General support,$10,000

 

Pilgrim Place, Napier Center             

(Paid through Philanthropic Ventures Foundation)

Claremont, CA

Matching grant in support of the Napier Awards for Creative leadership, $20,000

 

Planet Care/Global Health Access Program Berkeley, CA

Support of the Mae Tao Clinic's relief efforts following cyclone Nargis, $40,000     

Réseau Action Climat France

(Paid through the Tides Foundation)

Montreuil, France

Support of outreach and education regarding the Grenelle law project, $19,000 

 

Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies

London, England

(Paid through the Tides Foundation)

Support of the Iran in the Middle East conference, $20,000                   

San Juan Island Community Foundation       

Friday Harbor, WA

To support the Youth and Philanthropy Program, $5,000

Save the Children

Westport, CT

Support of relief efforts following Cyclone Nargis, $40,000         

Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties

San Jose, CA

General support, $5,000

Snowflake School for Children with AutismLondon, United Kingdom

(Paid through the Tides Foundation)

General support, $10,000

         

Stanford University Libraries

Stanford, CA

Support of the Papyrus Conservation Project, $24,000

Support of archives of interviews on genocide, $11,000

Support for the papers of Edith Sorel, $10,000

Stanford University, Woods Institute for the Environment       

Stanford, CA

Support of research on oceans and estuaries, $10,000

 

Voices on the Border         

Washington, DC

Support of projects in El Salvador, $10,000

 

Westwind Riding Institute                 

Los Altos Hills, CA

Support of the 4-H Riding for the Handicapped program, $10,000

 

Wildlife Conservation Society          

Bronx, NY

Support of the Living with Lions program, $10,000

World Learning

Montclair, NJ

Support of the Turkish Experiment in International Living. $10,000         

Youth Community Service

Palo Alto, CA

General support, $10,000

Presidential Discretionary Grants

Ashoka

Arlington, VA

Support of the Changemaker Campus Program, $20,000

Columbia University, South Asia Institute

New York, NY

Support of research on women and governance in South Asia, $20,000

 

Annual Theme Grants

Annual Theme grants are dedicated each year to a single topic as determined by the Board. The theme for 2008 was health.  Annual Theme grants are by invitation.

Catholic Relief Services

Baltimore, MD

Support for psychosocial intervention for child victims of violence in the Gaza Strip, $40,000 over one year

 

HealthStore Foundation®

Minneapolis, MN

General support of the Child and Family Wellness shops, $80,000 over two years

 

Hesperian Foundation

Berkeley, CA

General support, $50,000 over two years

 

Living Goods

Sausalito, CA

General support, $70,000 over two years

 

Remote Area Medical Foundation

Knoxville, TN

General support, $95,000 over two years

 

South Sudan Psychosocial Program

Moyo, Uganda

(Paid through the Tides Foundation)

General support, $80,000 over two years

 

VillageReach

Seattle, WA

Support of the National Expansion of Vaccinations in Mozambique project, $40,000 over one year

 

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 Asia: Bangladesh

Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies

Dhaka, Bangladesh

(Paid through the Tides Foundation)

General support, $300,000 over three years

Development Society

Dhaka and Narsingdi, Bangladesh

(Paid through the Tides Foundation)

General support, $60,000 over three years

Environment and Population Research Centre
Dhaka, Bangladesh
(Paid through the Tides Foundation)
General support, $60,000 over two years

Nari Uddug Kendra
Dhaka, Bangladesh

(Paid through the Tides Foundation)
General support, $300,000 over two years

NGO Forum on Drinking Water Supply and Water Sanitation
Dhaka, Bangladesh
(Paid through the Tides Foundation)
Support of projects in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, $200,000 over two years

Rural Energy and Development Initiative
Char Montaz, Bangladesh

(Paid through the Tides Foundation)
Support of concrete pole and heat resistant materials ventures, $75,000

Shidhulai Swanirvar Sangstha
Dhaka, Bangladesh

(Paid through the Tides Foundation)
Support of programs in the Chalanbeel area of Bangladesh, $200,000 over three years

Climate Protection Program

Appalachian Voices

Boone, NC

General support, $50,000 over two years         

                                          

Ceres, Inc.

Boston, MA

Support of efforts to oppose the construction of new coal-fired power plants, $50,000      

Climate Policy Center of Clean Air-Cool Planet

Washington, DC

Support of the Arctic Initiative, $280,000 over two years

Columbia University, Earth Institute

New York, NY

Support of Dr. James Hansen's educational activities on climate change, $50,000      

     

ecoAmerica

Washington, DC

Support of the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment and the Leave No Child Inside program, $175,000

Energy Foundation

San Francisco, CA

Support of efforts to oppose the construction of new coal-fired power plants, $100,000

Rainforest Action Network

San Francisco, CA

Support of the Global Finance Campaign against coal, $60,000            

Rockefeller Family Fund

New York, NY

Support of the Coal Finance Project and general support of project RE-AMP, $170,000  

Sierra Club Foundation

San Francisco, CA

Support of the National Coal Campaign, $100,000                

                                                

Southern Environmental Law Center, Inc.

Charlottesville, VA

Support of efforts to oppose new coal-burning power plants in the Southeast, $70,000

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.

Alameda County Community Food Bank

Oakland, CA

Support of the Capital Campaign, $100,000

 Near East Foundation

New York, NY

Support of the endowment, $100,000  

Peninsula Stroke Association

Palo Alto, CA

Support of the endowment, $140,000