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Date Published: February 23, 2021

100 Women Charitable Foundation

100 Women Charitable Foundation is a recognized, tax–exempt organization that pools members’ donations to award grants to local non–profits that support our community in one of three focus areas: Family (women and children); Education; or Health & Wellness. We are solely committed to expanding philanthropy in the San Francisco Bay Area by empowering women as both donors and decision–makers.

Adobe Corporate Affairs

Adobe supports strategic programs and partnerships that help make these communities better, stronger, and more vibrant places to live, work and do business. Non–profit organizations and schools must be located in the following areas to be eligible for support from Adobe: San Jose/Silicon Valley, California (southern San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, southern Alameda County); San Francisco, California, Seattle/King County, Washington, Ottawa, Onta…

Agape Foundation

Agape Foundation founded in 1969 is a nonprofit tax–exempt foundation that raises and distributes funds to groups and projects (not individuals) working for nonviolent social change in California. Agape provides seed grants, loans and fiscal sponsorship to organizations addressing the following six areas: Peace, Human Rights, Environmental Protection, Economic Justice, Progressive Arts, Media and Grassroots Organizing Support.

Ahmanson Foundation

The Ahmanson Foundation serves Los Angeles County by funding cultural projects in the arts and humanities, education at all levels, health care, programs related to homelessness and underserved populations as well as a wide range of human services.

Akonadi Foundation

The Akonadi Foundation™s mission is to support the development of powerful social change movements to eliminate structural racism and create a racially just society. We believe social change movements are defined by large numbers of people taking action using shared strategy, shared principles, and shared goals. The Foundation provides general support and project specific grants to organizations working as part of powerful social change movements w…

Albertsons Community Investment - ID, MT, NV, CA, OR, UT, WA, WY, AZ, CO, F...

Albertsons Community Investment gives grants to nonprofit and school programs that meet the following focus areas: Hunger Relief, Health, Nutrition & Healthy Lifestyles. Geographical focus areas: Idaho, Montana, Southern Nevada, Southern California, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Louisiana, New Mexico or Texas.

Alliance Healthcare Foundation

Alliance Healthcare Foundation is committed to improving the healthcare delivery system for the medically under–served in San Diego County. We support progressive programs and give a public voice to the critical healthcare needs of communities.

Amateur Athletic Foundation

Our mission is to serve youth through sport and to increase knowledge of sport and its impact on people™s lives. The AAF supports a wide array of youth sports programming. We award grants to youth sports organizations within the eight southernmost counties of California. We also conduct our own youth sports and coaching education programs, a number of which have become models for similar programs nationwide.

Anaheim Community Foundation

The Anaheim Community Foundation is dedicated to providing and improving programs, services, and facilities not ordinarily supported by government, which enrich the lives of Anaheim residents. Specific programs supported by the Anaheim Community Foundation are: Arts and Culture, Environmental/Nature Programs, Libraries Bookmobile, Library Collections and Services, Senior Citizen Programs, Therapeutic Recreation, Youth Programs, Early Childhood Development,…

Archstone Foundation - Southern California

The Archstone Foundation is a private grantmaking organization, whose mission is to contribute towards the preparation of society in meeting the needs of an aging population. In recognition of the source of the Foundation’s endowment, priority is given to proposals serving the Southern California region. Proposals from outside Southern California may be considered if they serve the state as a whole, are demonstration projects with potential for replic…

Atkinson Foundation - San Mateo, California

The Atkinson Foundation makes grants to nonprofit organizations providing direct services to the residents of San Mateo County, California, through programs that benefit: children, youth, families, immigrants, the elderly and the ill, the disadvantaged, needy and homeless, the mentally and physically disabled, and those suffering from drug, alcohol or physical abuse; Schools, community colleges, universities, adult and vocational schools and related organi…

Atlas Family Foundation

The Atlas Family Foundation concentrates its charitable resources to advance high–impact early childhood intervention and education programs for children from prenatal–to–three and their families. Targeting low–income, high–risk families the Foundation promotes key services, parenting education, staff development and advocacy for children’s healthy development as well as social, emotional, and cognitive well being.

Avery-Fuller-Welch Children’s Foundation

The Avery–Fuller–Welch Children™s Foundation provides grants that allow low–income families with children in need of educational, psychological, and/or physical therapy to have access to those professional services. Grants are limited to services provided to residents of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo counties.

Ayrshire Foundation

Originally broad in its mission, the foundation has gradually focused its funding in five areas: opportunities for youth; science and the environment; healthcare; services for the elderly and disabled; and community culture. Geographic focus: Preference is given to organizations located in the following areas: Pasadena, San Francisco, and Sonoma, California; Petoskey/Harbor Springs, Michigan.

Ayrshire Foundation - CA, MI

Each year the Ayrshire Foundation awards approximately $1M in grants to worthwhile projects. Originally broad in its mission, the foundation has gradually focused its funding in five areas: opportunities for youth; science and the environment; healthcare; services for the elderly and disabled; and community culture. Preference is given to organizations located in the following areas: Pasadena, San Francisco, and Sonoma, California; Petoskey/Harbor Springs,…

Bank of the West - AZ, CA, CO, ID, KS, MN, MO, NV, NM, ND, OK, OR, SD, UT,...

The mission of the Bank’s Charitable Contributions Program is to help meet the needs of the communities we serve by supporting nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving quality of life, particularly for low– and moderate–income individuals and communities. The Bank will consider requests for contributions from nonprofit organizations that qualify under the following charitable giving categories: Community and Economic Development, Edu…

Bella Vista

The Bella Vista Foundation funds in the area of early childhood development in Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara counties, and ecosystem restoration projects in certain watersheds in California and Oregon.

Bernard Osher Foundation

The Foundation™s interest areas and priorities are: ¢ Scholarships for Higher Education (Osher Scholars and Fellows Program), ¢ Scholarships for University Reentry Students aged 25 to 50 (Osher Reentry Scholarship Program), ¢ Programs addressing the educational needs of seasoned adults at institutions of higher education (Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes), ¢ Selected integrative medicine programs, ¢ Arts and edu…

Betlach Family Foundation

The Betlach Family Foundation is a private organization based in San Francisco, California. The organization was founded in effort to help promote and support notable contemporary art and important environmental issues. Over the decades, Foundation members have made donations to multiple non–profit artistic vehicles and environmental causes. Since its founding in 1999, the Betlach Family Foundation has helped support more than thirty organizations, a…

Bill Graham Memorial Foundation

The Bill Graham Memorial Foundation currently offers grants of up to $4,500 for programs/projects of grassroots organizations working in the areas of music, the arts and education. The Foundation also fund social work, environmental protection and spiritual & compassionate projects in our community. We seek to assist those whose needs are not served by larger philanthropic organizations. The Foundation geographic scope is primarily but not absolutely l…

Birds Eye Foods Foundation

The Birds Eye Foods Foundation provides grants to not–for–profit organizations operating in communities where Birds Eye Foods has facilities*. Primary giving areas include health, community services, education, youth, and cultural programs. Geographical areas: Watsonville, California; Montezuma, Georgia; Fennville, Michigan; Waseca, Minnesota; Bergen, Brockport, Fulton, Oakfield & Rochester, New York; Berlin, Pennsylvania; Algona & Taco…

Blue Shield of California Foundation

The majority of Blue Shield of California Foundation grants funds go to specific projects that address issues relevant to our three Program Areas of funding: Health Care and Coverage, Health and Technology, Blue Shield Against Violence. The Foundation currently provides general operating support through an annual invitation–only initiative process. Eligibility criteria for general operating support awards are set by Foundation staff. Past general o…

Bothin Foundation

The Bothin Foundation supports organizations providing direct services to disadvantaged children, youth and families, the elderly and disabled, in San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma, and San Mateo Counties. The Foundation makes capital grants for building, vehicle, and equipment needs. The Foundation supports environmental and arts organizations to the extent to which they serve youth.

California Community Foundation

The California Community Foundation makes discretionary grants in five main areas: arts, education, health care, human development and neighborhood revitalization. Click on one of the program areas for more information on the foundation™s specific grantmaking goals, strategies and expected outcomes. The foundation considers applications from organizations located within and primarily serving residents of Los Angeles County, except for regional, sta…

California Endowment

The California Endowment awards grants to organizations which support our mission “to expand access to affordable, quality health care for underserved individuals and communities, and to promote fundamental improvements in the health status of all Californians.”

California Wellness Foundation

The mission of The California Wellness Foundation is to improve the health of the people of California by making grants for health promotion, wellness education and disease prevention.

Carl Gellert and Celia Berta Gellert Foundation - SF Bay Area

The Carl Gellert and Celia Berta Gellert Foundation’s policy is to promote exclusively religious, charitable, scientific, literary or educational purposes restricted to local giving in the nine counties of the greater San Francisco Bay Area (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma).

Carrie Estelle Doheny Foundation

The Carrie Estelle Doheny Foundation primarily funds local, not–for–profit organizations endeavoring to advance education, medicine and religion, to improve the health and welfare of the sick, aged, incapacitated, and to aid those in need. Specific area of funding interest include Education, Medical, Religion, Health and Welfare, Aid to Those In Need (includes food banks). The Foundation limits its grants to programs located within the fifty st…

Change a Life Foundation

The Change a Life Foundation’s founder has a unique philanthropic vision, which is an altruistic compassion for mankind and a heart–filled desire to help individuals in need. His vision is to help people directly who are in their most desperate hour with little or no resources to help themselves. The Foundation strategy is to yo fund restricted grants to pre–selected non–profit organizations who identify clients through case manageme…

Chapman Charitable Foundation

The Chapman Charitable Foundation, launched in 2000 to raise money for our dedicated clients whose mission inspires us on a daily basis. By the end of 2008, the Chapman Charitable Foundation will have donated $4.9 million to organizations operating in various sectors of the nonprofit community.

Charles and Mildred Schnurmacher Foundation - NY, Southern California

The Charles and Mildred Schnurmacher Foundation was established in 1977 by Charles Schnurmacher as a vehicle for his charitable giving. The Foundation supports programs in a variety of fields including the animals, performing arts, education, horticulture, hospitals, homeless services, human rights, and scientific research, Social Justice. We strongly encourage applicants to contact our office before submitting unsolicited grant proposals. Our giving is pr…

Cisco Systems Social Investments - Silicon Valley

At Cisco, we believe in the power of collaboration, so many of our CSR activities are achieved through partnerships with nonprofit organizations and NGOs. We focus our grant–making activities on three issue areas: addressing critical human needs, improving access to education, and supporting economic empowerment. In order to maximize the collaborative impact of our investments, we partner with community organizations that leverage the internet and co…

Claremont Community Foundation

The Claremont Community Foundation represents the important values of Claremont, a special small town within the larger Los Angeles metropolitan area. Areas of funding interest include community impact projects and the arts.

Clarence E. Heller Foundation

The Clarence E. Heller Foundation was to support nonprofit initiatives consistent with the broad philanthropic purposes he pursued during his lifetime. Grants categories include: Environment and Health, Music, Education, Special Projects. The foundation gives priority to proposals from California organizations.

Cleo Foundation

Established in 1997, the Cleo Foundation supports public charities in San Francisco and Mendocino counties. It is most interested in programs that can make good use of relatively small grants. The Foundation supports programs for the economically disadvantaged. Interests include: Education, Outdoor Education, Hospice care for all ages. Most grants range from $1,000 “ 20,000, and the Foundation prefers that three years elapse between grants to any g…

CLIF Bar Family Foundation

Our mission is to support nonprofits ” grassroots organizations in particular ” working to promote environmental restoration and conservation, sustainable food and agriculture, people’s health, and a wide range of social concerns. We focus on organizations whose missions support: Environmental restoration and conservation, Sustainable food and agriculture, People’s health, Youth. We only take into consideration local offices in No…

Coastal Community Foundation

The Coastal Community Foundation (CCF) was established in 1987 as a resource and service for the North Coastal communities, including Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Encinitas, La Costa, Carlsbad and Oceanside. Areas of funding include arts, education, environment, health and social services.

Columbia Foundation

The Foundation focuses its grant making on major arts organizations in San Francisco and London and the Creative Work Fund which awards grants to individual artists engaged in a new collaborative work or in community service through their art in the San Francisco Bay Area only. The Foundation currently has three program areas: Arts and Culture, Human Rights, Sustainable Communities and Economies.

Comerica Charitable Foundation

The Comerica Charitable Foundation funding priorities support community needs in our primary markets within Michigan, California, Arizona, Texas and Florida. We accept applications for cash grants to support program and capital expenses of nonprofit organizations whose mission meets the foundation™s priorities for giving.

Community Building Foundation

The Community Building Foundation (CBF), a non–profit community–based educational Foundation, employs Community Building (CB) technology to help at–risk youth 17–23 years of age, discover new ways to relate to other human beings while they are trained and paid to restore neglected homes, revitalizing neighborhoods.

Community Foundation for Monterey County

Grant seekers mainly know the Community Foundation through our competitive grants, which we are able to make through funds from our General Endowment. Areas of funding interest include Technical Assistance grants, Neighborhood Grants, Arts, Literacy and Scholarships.

Community Foundation of Mendocino County

The Community Foundation of Mendocino County provides grant support in many areas of community life including, but not limited to, education, the arts, community health, alleviation of poverty, youth, and the environment. We also administer scholarships.

Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County

Founded in 1982, the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County is an independent public charity. Our mission is to promote philanthropy to make Santa Cruz County a better place to live, now and in the future. Areas of funding interest include Arts, History and Culture; Community Development; Education and Youth Development; Environment; Health; and Human Services.

Community Foundation of the Verdugos

The Community Foundation of the Verdugos (formerly the Glendale Community Foundation) exists to improve the quality of life for the people of the Verdugo area ” Glendale, La Crescenta, La Cañada Flintridge, Montrose, and Verdugo City ” by leveraging community assets. The Foundation funding interests include arts and culture, children and youth, disaster relief, the disabled/handicapped, education and literacy, health (physical and mental),…

Community Foundation Serving Riverside and San Bernardino Counties

The Community Foundation Serving Riverside and San Bernardino Counties accepts competitive grant proposals from nonprofit organizations serving Riverside and San Bernardino County residents during specific grant cycles. The Foundation program areas include health and human services, youth and families, arts and culture, and civic and public benefit.

Community Foundation Sonoma County

The Foundation supports a diversity of needs and opportunities to community groups and nonprofit organizations in Sonoma County and beyond. Areas of funding interest include Basic Human Needs, Education, Environment and Health & Human Services.

Coryell Family Foundation - SF Bay Area, Northern California

The Coryell Family Foundation was incorporated in 2000 to grant support to charitable, literary, scientific and educational based organizations in the San Francisco bay area and northern California. Our mission statement: Affecting change in the Bay Area by providing support for education, health and human services.

Cotsen Family Foundation

The Cotsen Family Foundation™s mission is to transform experienced and capable educators into gifted teachers. Mentoring is the strategy that successfully promotes gifted teaching in many individuals and high quality teaching in others.

Crail-Johnson Foundation

The Crail–Johnson Foundation has defined itself as a “children™s charity,” and the vast majority of grantmaking is directed toward programs benefiting children, youth and families in the greater Los Angeles area. National organizations providing services in Los Angeles are also considered. Occasionally, grants are made to projects that are national in scope where benefits to children and families in Los Angeles can be clearly demonstrated. I…

Creative Connections Fund

The Creative Connections Fund supports creativity and the expansion of diverse, relevant cultural offerings in local communities across California and primarily outside San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. The Fund targets small and midsize arts organizations and offers project grants of up to $50,000, over a maximum of 24 months, through an open, competitive review process.

Creative Work Fund

Funds for artists and non–profit organizations to create new art works through collaborations. It celebrates artists as problem solvers and the making of art as a profound contribution to the strengthening of communities. Grants range from $10,000 to $35,000. Limited to artists living in and organizations based in San Francisco and Alameda, CA counties.

Creative Work Fund

The Creative Work Fund is a grantmaking program for San Francisco Bay Area artist and nonprofit organizations to create new art works through collaborations, It celebrates the role of artists as problem solvers and the making of art as a profound contribution to intellectual inquiry and to the strengthening of communities. Grants range in size from $10,000 to $40,000.

David B. Gold Foundation

The Foundation funds organizations that have an impact in the San Francisco Bay Area with an emphasis on Alameda and San Francisco counties and in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul in Minnesota. On occasion, the Foundation funds national projects that are particularly relevant to the Foundation™s mission. Program areas: Children, Youth, and Families: The Foundation supports programs that promote the well–being of young people (birth to…

Deacon Charitable Foundation - Washington, Oregon and California

The Deacon Charitable Foundation mission is to improve the quality of life in the communities where we live and work by supporting organizations that address vital community needs and issues in the areas of human services, animal welfare and the environment. The Foundation funds organizations that benefit people in the communities where S.D. Deacon Corp. conducts business: Washington, Oregon and California.

Dean & Margaret Lesher Foundation

The Dean & Margaret Lesher Foundation enhances the quality of life in Contra Costa County, California, through charitable giving to support education, the arts, and children & families. Grants are limited to qualified nonprofit organizations located in or directly serving residents of Contra Costa County, California.

DeBartolo Family Foundation

The DeBartolo Family Foundation is a not–for–profit corporation created by the members of the Edward J. DeBartolo, Jr. family to benefit local communities. The Foundation annually awards scholarships to high school students, provides grants to individuals and organizations with exceptional requirements and presents the Spirit of Humanity Award, honoring non–profit, grass roots organizations that provide extraordinary assistance to Tampa B…

Del E. Webb Foundation

The mission of the Del E. Webb Foundation is to support organizations that are primarily involved in providing formal medical services, medical research, or medical education and are located in the states of Arizona, California or Nevada.

Desert Community Foundation

The Desert Community Foundation was established in 1999 as a public nonprofit organization to provide opportunities for individual donors to make lasting contributions to the desert communities of the Coachella Valley today and in the future. Geographical focus areas Palm Springs, Desert Hot Springs, Cathedral City, Thousand Palms, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Indio, Coachella, Thermal, Mecca, Oasis.

Don Jones Foundation

The primary purpose of the foundation is to fund contributions to families in need for the purpose of promoting happiness during the holidays and activities that may enrich the communities the Foundation serves. The DJF currently serves families in California, New Jersey and Washington state.

Donald C. and Elizabeth M. Dickinson Foundation - CA, NM, OK, OR, HI

The Donald C. and Elizabeth M. Dickinson Foundation was established in January 1995 as a nonprofit public benefit corporation to provide financial assistance to charitable organizations supporting, primarily, programs in education, medicine and Western heritage. Dickinson Foundation grants will normally fund scholarships, research, capital projects and Board–defined programs sponsored by established institutions with 501 (c)(3) status. Grants will no…

Dunspaugh-Dalton Foundation

Dunspaugh–Dalton Foundation, Inc. (“DDF”) has assisted qualifying, exempt 501(c)(3) organizations in achieving charitable goals. The areas of concentration have been cultural, educational, health and human services, religious and youth activities. Historically, most grants have been in Miami–Dade Florida, Monterey/Northern California and North Carolina.

Durfee Foundation

The Durfee Foundation is named in honor of the late Dorothy Durfee Avery who, with her husband, the late R. Stanton Avery, established it in 1960. Since that time, the Foundation has awarded more than $20 million in grants in the areas of arts and culture, education and community development, primarily in the Los Angeles region.

Dwight Stuart Youth Foundation - Los Angeles County

We look for projects and programs that provide direct services to underserved children and youth. Our geographic focus area is Los Angeles County. Funding areas: Education Enrichment, Mentoring, Leadership, School Readiness.

East Bay Community Foundation

Committed to this work until 2020, we will support children to succeed and advance economic development in four key communities having the most significant needs and potential for leveraging our resources: Oakland, Richmond, eastern Contra Costa County, and southern Alameda County. Areas of funding interest: ¢ Support for children to succeed: preparing children at both pre–school and school–age levels to succeed, with a focus on the crit…

eBay Foundation

The mission of eBay Foundation is to make investments that improve the economic and social well–being of local communities. eBay Foundation works to fulfill its mission by collaborating with non–profit organizations and funding innovative programs primarily in microenterprise development. Through its Community Grants program, eBay Foundation also provides support to community organizations in areas where eBay employees are located such as the S…

Eisner Foundation

The Eisner Foundation provides financial support to organizations that undertake innovative and concrete programs designed to enhance and enrich the lives of children who are underserved, or who have learning or other disabilities, and their families. The Foundation recognizes that all aspects of a child’s life are linked to their community including personal health, economic stability, appropriate mentors, living conditions and educational opportunit…

El Dorado Community Foundation

El Dorado County residents, past and present, turn to the El Dorado Community Foundation to make their philanthropic giving as effective as possible. We are a public charity serving thousands of people who share a common concern “ improving the quality of life in El Dorado County. The Foundation™s grants program. Grants are awarded to meet community needs and opportunities in the arts, humanities, civic affairs, community development, healt…

Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation

The Broad Foundations were established by entrepreneur and philanthropist Eli Broad to advance entrepreneurship for the public good in education, science and the arts. The Broad Foundations, which include The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation and The Broad Art Foundation, have assets of $2.1 billion.

Ellen G. & Edward G. Wong Family Foundation

As the manifestation of our founders’ Christian faith, we want to support programs that give assistance to persons in developmental stages of life and to those in dire circumstances. Our primary fields of support are in education, children, Chinese cultural heritage, emergency/disaster/crisis services, and international goodwill. We limit our grantmaking to San Diego County.

Eric Dickerson Foundation

Founded by NFL Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson, the Foundation will focus on providing support for current school programs, providing grants for after–school initiatives and assistance for higher education, as well as other charitable causes.

Escondido Charitable Foundation

The Escondido Charitable Foundation will accept proposals for projects in Escondido that will contribute to the improvement of Science and Mathematics programs for school–aged (K–12) children and youth that are managed by educational, non–profit, or government organizations.

Ethel Frends Foundation

The Ethel Frends Foundation was established in 1997 to support and promote canine care and/or canine education. The Frends Foundation specifically supports organizations that serve the following California counties: Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, or San Diego.

Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund - San Francisco

The Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund supports initiatives and organizations that advance and protect fundamental rights and opportunities for all. Our focus is on people who are too often denied a fair chance to enjoy what so many others take for granted: the right to equal treatment under the law; and the opportunity to participate fully in their communities and society. Areas of funding interest include Immigrants, Gays and Lesbians, Education, Leadershi…

Farese Family Foundation

Established in 2001, The Farese Family Foundation supports public charities in San Francisco and Marin counties. Believing that education can be an important leveler in our society, the Foundation™s interests are: Innovation and reform in public education serving low–income students: programs for professional adults (teachers, principals, etc.) that develop school leadership and management skills, and curriculum development; Early Literacy: P…

Fieldstone Foundation

The Fieldstone Foundation was created by the Fieldstone Group of Companies (Fieldstone) in 1983 to provide grants, leadership development and service to nonprofit organizations working to support individuals in the communities where the companies within Fieldstone do business: Orange, Riverside, North Los Angeles and San Diego Counties in Southern California, Salt Lake City in Utah, and San Antonio in Texas. The Foundation allocates its resources in four g…

Five Bridges Foundation

It is the mission and purpose of Five Bridges Foundation to promote and improve the quality of life for the disadvantaged, underserved, and vulnerable residents of the San Francisco Bay Area through the funding of 501(c)(3) public charitable organizations having programs directed toward the achievement of long term, positive change in the communities they serve. The Foundation is committed to supporting low–income and disenfranchised families in Alam…

Fleishhacker Foundation - Bay Area

Provides grants in arts, cultural education, pre–collegiate education (individuals, painters). Open to California Bay Area/San Francisco schools, organizations, and individuals.

Flintridge Operating Foundation

The Flintridge Operating Foundation focuses on improving the lives of children, youth and families in Northwest Pasadena and Altadena. We believe that a healthy community is one where there are quality schools, safe and secure neighborhoods, strong and effective community–based organizations and people committed to working together to meet challenges and create change.

Fluor Foundation - AK, CA, LA, NY. SC, NC, PA, TN, TX, VA, WA, Wash DC

The Fluor Foundation has a long history of investing in communities, nonprofit organizations, and education. Since its inception in 1952, the foundation, along with Fluor Corporation, has contributed more than $145 million to projects around the world. Areas of funding interest include Education, Human Services, Culture, Public/Civic Affairs. Geographical focus areas: AK, CA, LA, NY. SC, NC, PA, TN, TX, VA, WA, Wash DC.

Ford Family Foundation - Oregon & California

The Ford Family Foundation make grants to public charities that predominantly benefit small communities in rural Oregon and Siskiyou County, California. Areas of funding interest include Positive Youth Development, Access to Health and Dental Services for Children, Child Abuse Prevention and Intervention, Public Convening Spaces. The Foundation only accepts requests for funding through their on–line application process.

Frank H. and Eva B. Buck Foundation

The Frank H. and Eva B. Buck Foundation is located in Vacaville, California, the Buck Foundation’s focus is on education in all its aspects in the six counties where we fund ” Napa, Solano, Yolo, Sacramento, San Joaquin, and Contra Costa. We also provide grant support to educational institutions, libraries and other nonprofit organizations in support of our educational goals.

Fred Gellert Family Foundation - SF Bay Area

Established in 1958 by Fred Gellert, a prominent San Francisco Bay area developer, home builder and philanthropist, the Fred Gellert Family Foundation funds innovative programs that encourage a sustainable quality of life for present and future generations. Grants are awarded to non–profit, tax–exempt organizations focused on the arts and humanities, education, health, the environment, and social services. Our primary focus is with San Francisc…

Fresno Regional Foundation

Fresno Regional Foundation is the leading philanthropic resource for communities throughout the Central San Joaquin Valley. We serve six counties, with a population of more than two million people, covering 17,000 square miles: Fresno County, Madera County, Kings County, Tulare County, Merced County and Mariposa County. The Foundation provides grant support in many areas of community life, including arts and culture, youth programs and human services.

Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation

The Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation is a family directed foundation, with two non–family, professional staff. The foundation provides funding support to a limited number of non–profit organizations serving children and youth in the two communities where most of the family live and work: Santa Clara County and Los Angeles County, California. Grantmaking is guided by our Mission and Values, and current focus areas in the field of education and yo…

Friedman Charitable Foundation

The Friedman Charitable Foundation was founded to support and challenge today’s youth to achieve their upmost, both in education and participation in the community. The Foundation looks to create new opportunities for increased interaction between physically and developmentally disabled children and their able bodied peers.

Friedman Family Foundation

The overall purpose of the Friedman Family Foundation is to fund programs that attempt to end the cycle of poverty. We are interested in programs which provide tools, support, and opportunity to people in need in order to overcome the root causes of their poverty, and in which the people to be helped are part of the design and decision making of the organization or project. Priority is given to organizations in the nine counties of the San Francisco Bay Ar…

Fund for Santa Barbara

The Fund gives preference to projects working to address the root causes of social, economic and environmental problems. The Fund focuses away from supporting social services unless they have a significant progressive social change element to the program. The Fund provides seed grants to new grassroots projects, general support or project grants to small organizations, and grants to larger, more established organizations only for specific targeted purposes…

Gaia Fund

The Gaia Fund is a San Francisco–based family foundation that began awarding charitable grants in 1995. It was established by Christine Russell and Mark Schlesinger, who both serve as its sole trustees and set grantmaking priorities. The Fund considers grant requests that fall within the following broad programmatic areas: Environment, Jewish Life. Strongest preference is given to programs operating in the Bay area and Northern California.

Gamble Foundation

The Gamble Foundation is primarily interested in supporting organizations that serve disadvantaged children and youth in San Francisco, Marin and Napa counties. Within the field of youth development, the Foundation focuses on literacy, educational and personal enrichment programs designed to open doors of opportunity for at–risk youth in order to help them succeed in school and become productive, self–sufficient members of society. The Foundati…

Gary and Mary West Foundation

The Gary and Mary West Foundation is a nonprofit grantmaking organization based in Carlsbad, California. The mission of the Foundation is to create new avenues for young and older Americans alike to enjoy a high Quality of Life. The Foundation funds organizations that are driving innovation in the following interest areas: Wireless Health, Aging, Workforce Development, Service Dogs. The Foundation does not accept unsolicited requests for funding.

GGS Foundation

The GGS Foundation was established in 1992 with the mission to build a better future by supporting individuals and families to become healthy, compassionate, and responsible. The foundation supports community–based, non–profit organizations building self–reliance in at–risk or disadvantaged children and youth in San Francisco and, to a lesser extent, Marin County. The Foundation™s main focus areas are: Promoting basic litera…

Girard Foundation

Girard Foundation is a private, family foundation established in 1986. Our mission is to improve K–12 education in San Diego County by supporting projects and programs for systemic change.

Good News Foundation

The Good News Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation dedicated to making a positive and meaningful difference in the lives of people in need and at–risk in greater Los Angeles. Our Foundation™s charitable coverage includes: funding academic scholarships and mentoring programs for aspiring journalists, recognizing and encouraging community service among those affiliated with Los Angeles TV news, and granting assistance to individuals a…

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

The Foundation operates proactively in three specific areas of focus”environmental conservation, science, and the San Francisco Bay Area”where a significant and measurable impact can be achieved.


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Harbor Point Charitable Foundation - SF Bay Area

The Harbor Point Charitable Foundation has established minimum criteria that must be met for organizations to be eligible for Foundation grants. Consideration is limited to: 1) organizations supporting adult health issues; 2) organizations that help educate, conduct research and provide assistance to those experiencing a health crisis; and 3) organizations working to increase quality of life for Bay Area children through education, health care and social e…

Harman Family Foundation - Wash DC, NYC, Boston, Los Angeles

The Harman Family Foundation supports programs that bring education and the arts to underserved populations in Washington D.C., New York, Boston, and Los Angeles. The Foundation supports educational innovation and seeks to strengthen the arts community, and strengthen the community itself through the arts.

Harrah’s Foundation - AZ, CA, IL, IN, IO, LA, MS, MO, NC, NJ, NV, PA, TN

The Harrah™s Foundation focuses its philanthropic efforts on three categories: Seniors “ community–based programs that enhance the lives of seniors are our primary philanthropic initiative. Education “ community–based programs that enhance educational opportunities and resources for students seeking higher education. Civic “ broadly defined as local programs that are vital to the success of each of our communitie…

High Desert Community Foundation

The High Desert Community Foundation, builds and strengthens the High Desert and Mountain communities by making it possible for a wide range of donors to create affiliate funds to meet critical community needs. Through philanthropy that is visionary, diverse and inclusive, High Desert Community Foundation has become a catalyst for improvement within The High Desert / Mountain Region of San Bernardino County. Special emphasis is given to funding ideas in th…

Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley

Since 1990, HFSV has provided nearly $1,000,000 in cash grants to local nonprofits serving the community in the areas of transitional housing; domestic violence; English language acquisition; career development; educational attainment; access to technology; youth leadership; arts education; math, science and technology education; childhood obesity prevention; and other important areas of need.

Horizons Foundation

The Horizons Foundation serves the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community by making grants, strengthening LGBT organizations and leadership, and increasing philanthropic giving. Geographical focus area – San Francisco Bay Area.


Focusing on education and the environment, HSBC Bank USA builds strong, enduring relationships with a wide range of organizations, providing the resources and tools to sustain long–term results. HSBC’s 2008 U.S. social investment was $26 million and we were honored to have been recognized by more than 15 of our partner organizations for our philanthropy. HSBC Bank USA has branches in CA, CT, FL, MD, NJ, NY, VA.

Hull Family Foundation - Chicago, Wash DC, San Francisco Bay Area

The Hull Family Foundation supports actions that demonstrate a real commitment to bringing about change. The Foundation prefers to support proposals for new initiatives, special projects, expansion of programs and scholarship funds. The Foundation focuses grants to organizations that seek to make a difference in the following defined areas The Environment, Social Justice & Gender Equality, Arts & Culture, Education. The Foundation gives priority to…

Humboldt Area Foundation

The Humboldt Area Foundation is the community foundation of and for the citizens of the North Coast. The Foundation™s Field of Interest Grant Program was created to connect donors with community projects in their specific areas of interest. The program brings together a collection of funds that focus on specific populations, geographical areas and/or causes. Areas of funding interest include Senior Opportunities, Arts & Culture, Education, Anim…

Hutton Foundation - Santa Barbara County

Guided by the mission established by Betty Hutton, Hutton Foundation will focus primarily on supporting projects and programs in the areas of Arts & Culture, Children, Youth & Families, Civic & Community, Education, Health & Human Service.

Intel Community Grants - AZ, CA, CO, MA, NM, OR, UT, WA

The Intel Community Grants program is focused on programs that advance education and improve communities worldwide. By providing funding for national and localized grants, the foundation helps fuel innovation in classrooms, empower women and underserved youth, and enables Intel employees to serve the needs of their communities. The goals of the Intel Community Grants are to increase interest in math and science education, and to help develop a future workf…

Intel Foundation - AZ, CA, CO, MA, NM, OR, UT, WA

The Intel Foundation is a philanthropic organization focused on programs that advance education and improve communities worldwide. By providing funding for national and localized grants, the foundation helps fuel innovation in classrooms, empower women and underserved youth, and enables Intel employees to serve the needs of their communities. The goals of the Intel Foundation are to increase interest in math and science education, and to help develop a fut…

Irene S. Scully Family Foundation - Northern California & International Foc...

The Irene S. Scully Family Foundation invests in programs that provide educational and developmental opportunities to economically disadvantaged communities. The Foundation envisions a society where equality and social justice guide our culture, and opportunities for education and self–empowerment exist for all, regardless of economic status, race, gender, or age. We aspire toward a future where the cycle of poverty ceases to exist, basic human needs…

Irene W. and Guy L Anderson Children's Foundation

The Irene W. and Guy L Anderson Children’s Foundation makes grant money available to any non–profit organization in the Coachella Valley whose purpose is meeting the unmet needs of the youth of the Coachella Valley.

J.W. & H.M. Goodman Family Charitable Foundation - California Bay Area, Por...

The Foundation wishes to support programs that are in alignment with their core values. Areas include: Community outreach to improving the quality of life by helping organizations that aid the poor and disadvantaged; Education, with a particular emphasis on equal access, literacy, science, math and technology; environmental programs that seek to improve long–term quality of life and a healthy ecosystem through such activities as education and conserv…

J.W. & H.M. Goodman Foundation - California Bay Area, Portland, Oregon

The J.W. & H.M. Goodman Foundation seeks to express its loyalty and commitment to those individuals and organizations that had a positive impact on the lives of the Grantors and to explore and support important and necessary programs that improve the quality of life. The Foundation wishes to support programs that are in alignment with their core values. Areas include: Community outreach to improving the quality of life by helping organizations that aid…

Jacobs Family Foundation - San Diego

The Jacobs Family Foundation explores new philanthropic roles and relationships for strengthening under–invested neighborhoods by making grants and other investments that support innovative, practical strategies for community change.

James and Rebecca Morgan Family Foundation - California & National Focus

The Morgan Family Foundation focuses its giving on youth, education, environment, and programs that strengthen community through collaboration and/or development of nonprofit leadership. The Foundation considers grants for early–stage ideas. Organizations that can leverage the Foundation™s support with funding from additional sources are looked upon favorably.

Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles

Grantmaking is the heart of what we do. For more than 50 years The Foundation and its donors have provided grants to programs and institutions, both Jewish and in the community at large, locally and around the world. The Foundation offers various types of competitive grants to nonprofit organizations on both an annual and biennial cycle. Social entrepreneurs and nonprofit organizations interested in applying are asked to participate in a rigorous applicat…

John Gogian Family Foundation

The John Gogian Family Foundation is a private charitable foundation dedicated to supporting community based organizations that serve the needs of the developmentally disabled and abused or neglected youth within Los Angeles County.

Joseph Drown Foundation

The Foundation supports education programs in K–12, at both public and private schools, that seek to solve the existing problems in Los Angeles area schools. The Foundation supports programs that encourage all individuals to reach their fullest potential. To that end, the Foundation supports programs that deal with issues such as the high drop–out rate, lack of sufficient health care, substance abuse and violence. In addition, the Foundation wi…

Josephine S. Gumbiner Foundation - Long Beach

The Josephine S. Gumbiner Foundation is dedicated to supporting programs that benefit women and children in the Long Beach area of Southern California. This includes organizations focusing on day care, job training, temporary and transitional housing, afterschool tutoring and mentoring, the arts and health care, with a special emphasis on intervention, prevention and direct service. Projects funded by the Foundation in the past have ranged from general ope…

June & Julian Foss Foundation - WA, OR, CA, FL, MN

The June & Julian Foss Foundation supports programs and projects directed to children and youth, that promote values and that encourage an entrepreneurial spirit and a sense of curiosity and wonder. Our major goal is to change the life situations of young people in order to help them grow into healthy, responsible adults. We prefer to fund programs that provide preventive options, rather than enrichment experiences (as important as those are). The Foun…

K & F Baxter Family Foundation

The primary mission of the Foundation is to fund policy recommendations with regard to selected challenges and opportunities faced by disadvantaged and multiracial children in an era of rapid technological and social change. One focus of the Foundation is to formulate policy recommendations in support of and provide funding for revised school curricula that will be supportive and inclusive of multiracial children without sacrificing either basic skills tra…

Kacyra Family Foundation

The Kacyra Family Foundation provides support in its Medical and Educational areas by funding existing organizations involved in work aligned with KFF™s mission and vision. KFF™s general approach is to solicit proposals from organizations it selects based on their specific activities, quality of work and need. The specifics of funding are addressed under each of these two areas. Other areas of funding interest include Heritage and Human Ene…

Karl Kirchgessner Foundation

The Foundation™s purposes are exclusively charitable and are accomplished primarily through support of institutions actively engaged in the provision of services in the field of vision, principally to disadvantaged persons such as the young, the elderly, and the handicapped. Typical applicants are organizations which seek to help the blind and other vision–impaired individuals to become self–sufficient. Particular consideration is given…

Keith Campbell Foundation for the Environment

The Keith Campbell Foundation for the Environment promotes policy, advocacy, and enforcement to improve water quality, restore ecological balance, and foster an engaged citizenry within the watersheds of the Chesapeake Bay, Atlantic Coastal Bays and the Pacific Coast region.

Kenneth A. Lester Family Foundation

The Mission of the Kenneth A. Lester Family Foundation is to conserve and enhance our environment, create educational opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people, and support the health, cultural, and civic life of the residents of Orange and Marin County, California.

Kenneth Rainin Foundation

The Kenneth Rainin Foundation is a private family foundation that funds inspiring and world–changing work. We are dedicated to enhancing quality of life by promoting equitable access to a baseline of literacy, enabling inspiration through the magic of the arts and providing opportunity for a healthy lifestyle for those with chronic disease. The Foundation will focus its efforts on the San Francisco Bay Area and specific medical issues and will utiliz…

Kern Community Foundation

The Foundation provides grant support in many areas of community life: arts and culture, education, environment, and health and human services. The Women’s and Girls’ Fund of Kern County supports nonprofits and programs that serve women and girls in our community. Grants are focused on programs that provide education, training and mentoring. We also administer scholarships.

Kim and Harold Louie Family Foundation

Betty B. Louie established and funded The Kim and Harold Louie Family Foundation in December 2005 because of her desire to honor the memory of her parents and to fund qualified organizations engaged in healthcare, including but not limited to, those organizations caring for and supporting disabled people, organizations engaged in medical research and such other organizations that seek to improve the conditions and technologies for sick and disabled people….

Kimball Foundation

The broad purpose of The Kimball Foundation is to provide opportunities for at–risk and disadvantaged individuals in the Bay Area to improve the quality of their lives and reach their highest potential. Toward this goal, the Foundation supports non–profit organizations serving the residents of San Francisco, Marin, San Mateo and Sonoma Counties, and to a limited extent Santa Clara County, as far south as Palo Alto. The primary focus of the Foun…

Klein Family Foundation - CA, AR, CO

The Lloyd E. and Elisabeth H. Klein Family Foundation was established in 1983 in Orange County, California. Our founders, Lloyd and Elisabeth Klein, envisioned a foundation that would give to organizations that support Christianity, youth, and their families, with the goal of providing safe, healthy, supportive environments that prepare children to succeed in life. A strong nurturing family and high quality education are the keys to opportunity and persona…

LA84 Foundation

The LA84 Foundation awards grants in Southern California’s eight counties: Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Ventura. The Foundation serves all of Southern California, but gives special emphasis to Los Angeles, the city that hosted the 1984 Olympic Games. The Foundation seeks to serve the entire community, but gives special attention to groups and communities underserved by traditional sports progra…

Lafayette Community Foundation

The Lafayette Community Foundation seeks to support and expand local non–profit efforts by increasing charitable donations and supporting projects and programs by providing an efficient conduit for charitable giving, finding ways to leverage resources and encouraging collaboration within the Lafayette community.

Laguna Beach Community Foundation

The Laguna Beach Community Foundation primary work is to make grants to community groups working in the Arts and Culture, Environment, Education, Health and Social Services, Community Improvement and Development, Animal Welfare and Youth Development. The foundation also provides non–financial support to community groups and provides philanthropic leadership in the community.

Land O’Lakes Foundation

The Land O™Lakes Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life in communities where Land O™Lakes, Inc. has members, employees, plants and facilities. The Foundation proactively helps rural communities prosper and prepare for tomorrow through seven grassroots giving programs focused on education and youth, human services, civic and art endeavors. The foundation also funds programs in the dairy communities of dairy communities in t…

Latino Community Foundation

The Latino Community Foundation has undergone an intensive strategic planning process over the last two years. In 2004 we launched an exciting new initiative, Lee Y Ser¡s (“Read and You Will Be”) focusing on a critical concern–early childhood reading and our interest to promote literacy and parent participation. We also launched a new capital formation concept, The Isabela Project, to promote investment and increase viability of Latino small b…

Legler Benbough Foundation

The Mission of the foundation is to improve the quality of life of the people in the City of San Diego. To accomplish that mission, the Foundation focuses on three target areas for funding, one in the area of providing economic opportunity, one in the area of enhancing cultural opportunity and one that provides a focus for health, education and welfare funding. Within each of these focus areas, specific objectives are established on the basis of which gran…

Leichtag Family Foundation

The Leichtag Family Foundation has a special interest in advancing the growth and enrichment of North County San Diego. Additionally, the Foundation funds programs throughout the San Diego region, in Israel, and programs based outside San Diego with significant national impact. The Foundation will accept and consider funding proposals that fit within the following areas of interest: Alleviating Human Hardship, Advancing Self Sufficiency, Promoting Toleranc…

Liberty Hill Foundation

Liberty Hill Foundation welcomes proposals from groups operating anywhere in Los Angeles County. Our funding is targeted to grassroots, community organizing projects that are working to bring about systemic social change. Liberty Hill has reconfigured their competitive grantmaking programs to establish the Fund for Change with three Priority Areas: Economic & Racial Justice, Environmental Justice, LGBTQ Justice. The Fund for Change will place a strong…

Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund

The Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund™s interests include programs making valuable contributions in a variety of fields: children and youth, civic affairs, civil and human rights, education, environment, health, Jewish affairs, children™s literacy, and social and human services. In general, the Fund places highest priority on projects in the San Francisco area. The Fund will not consider applications for support for individual grants, documenta…

Long Beach Community Foundation

The Long Beach Community Foundation was originally founded in 1996 as the Greater Long Beach Foundation in collaboration with the Estate Planning & Trust Council of Long Beach, local community leaders, and the California Community Foundation. Grant recipients must be valid 501(c)(3) organizations, and we perform due diligence to verify good standing prior to awarding the grants. The Community Foundation makes grants to nonprofit programs that make Long…

Los Altos Community Foundation

We focus grant making in the community consisting of the City of Los Altos, the Town of Los Altos Hills, and their spheres of influence, although we are alert to the fact that the interaction of this community with its neighbors provides funding opportunities that have a community–building dimension. We do not distinguish between operating grants from project or program grants. We recognize that sometimes a more compelling case can be made for projec…

Los Angeles Times Family Fund

The mission of the Los Angeles Times Family Fund, a fund of the McCormick Foundation, is to improve the lives of disadvantaged children and youth in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties. Donations and matching funds are granted through the Los Angeles Times Family Fund to youth–serving nonprofit organizations that provide food and shelter, early literacy and after–school programs and summer camp scholarships.

Lurie Foundation

The mission of the Lurie Foundation is to be an active instrument to improve the lives of youth and their families. The Foundation encourages mutual support, innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit. Funding Priorities: YOUTH, ages birth through 18 years, with an emphasis on: Family Support, Education, Health, Cultural Enrichment, Recreation. The Lurie Foundation™s giving is strictly limited to organizations providing services within the City of Sa…

Marcled Foundation

The Marcled Foundation is a private family foundation based in San Francisco, California. The foundation was established in 2004 with the goal of impacting and improving the community. Most current efforts are focused in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles Area, and the California Central Coast Region. The Marcled Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant proposals.

Marin Community Foundation

The Marin Community Foundation was founded with one simple aspiration: to make a difference in the lives of others through thoughtful, effective philanthropy. Our mission is to encourage and apply philanthropic contributions to help improve the human condition, embrace diversity, promote a humane and democratic society, and enhance the community’s quality of life, now and for future generations. Areas of funding interest include Affordable Housing, Cl…

Marisla Foundation - California, Western Pacific

The Marisla Foundation was established in 1986 as a private, non–operating charitable institution. The Foundation makes grants in two program areas. Human Services – The objective of the Human Services Program is to assist women, primarily regarding their physical, mental and financial health. Grants are made to programs that support activities that deal with the issues of homelessness, substance abuse, domestic violence and vocational training…

McCarthy Family Foundation

The foundation™s current program interest areas have been funded throughout its almost two decades history. These funding areas are: K–12 science education; HIV/AIDS research, education and direct services; assistance to homeless persons; and child abuse prevention and services for victims and families. Proposals will only be accepted for programs within San Diego County.

McConnell Foundation - Northern California

The McConnell Foundation is an independent foundation located in Redding, California and funding primarily in rural Northern California. We are a broad–based funder and have awarded grants to nonprofit, tax–exempt organizations, public education, and government entities. Since the Foundation began actively making grants in 1989, it has awarded more than $125 million in the areas of Arts & Culture, Community Vitality, Recreation, Social Serv…

McDonnell Family Foundation - CA, CO, KY, OH

The McDonnell Family Foundation is primarily focused on helping children who do not have the resources or means to provide for themselves. Our goal is to instill in them strong family values, promote self–esteem, and create opportunities for them to develop the skills and moral standards that will empower them to become responsible, self–sufficient, and productive individuals. We plan to accomplish this mission through supporting organizations…

Mebane Charitable Foundation - Early Childhood - NC, KY, NY, CA

The Mebane Charitable Foundation was founded by G. Allen Mebane IV in 1992. Since 2000, the Foundation has pledged and awarded grants totaling more than $8,500,000 to organizations in North Carolina, Kentucky, New York and California. In recent years the Foundation has narrowed its focus significantly, with the majority of its funding directed toward improving public education in North Carolina, but more specifically in Davie and surrounding counties. The…

Mellam Family Foundation

The Mellam Family Foundation is a private foundation that makes grants only to organizations that are tax–exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Foundation is currently supporting programs in the areas of medical and scientific research, education, the environment and social services. The majority of the Foundation’s grant recipients are located in the San Francisco Bay Area, the New York Metropolitan Area, Colorado, an…

Michelson Foundation

Incorporated in 1991, the purpose of The Michelson Foundation is to promote healthy and successful outcomes for low–income, underserved children, youth, and adults. The Foundation supports public charities that serve Santa Clara, San Mateo, and San Francisco counties, and the Twin Cities metropolitan area of Minnesota. The Foundation™s focus areas include: Educational Programs, Theater Education Programs, Early Literacy Programs, Adult Reside…

Miller Foundation - Long Beach, California

Since its inception in 1967, the Miller Foundation has maintained its focus on children and their health care needs within the Greater Long Beach community. As the Foundation approached the new millennium, the Board of Trustees conducted a “needs assessment” for the children of Long Beach. The Miller Foundation does not accept unsolicited applications or proposals.

Mitchell Kapor Foundation - San Francisco Bay Area

Founded by entrepreneur and philanthropist Mitchell Kapor in 1997, the Foundation’s grants program focuses on funding organizations which are working to ensure justice and equity for vulnerable and underserved communities, primarily in the San Francisco Bay Area. Nearly all of our grant work focuses on environmental, educational, and civic issues. The Foundation only accepts grant applications submitted according to our Guidelines and using our online…

Monterey Peninsula Foundation

The Monterey Peninsula Foundation enhances the quality of life in Monterey County and surrounding areas through strategic disbursement of charitable funds generated by hosting the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro–Am and the Walmart First Tee Open at Pebble Beach. Today, the Foundation is committed to funding organizations and programs that demonstrate the greatest positive effect. The Foundation is guided in grant making by specific areas of intere…

Nissan Foundation

The Nissan Foundation was established in 1992. Its mission is to support educational programs that celebrate and foster appreciation and understanding for our diverse cultural heritage. The Foundation also seeks to maximize its investment in the community by enhancing career potential for young adults in the automotive industry. All organizations applying for funding through Nissan Neighbors must meet the following requirements: Support projects compatible…

North Valley Community Foundation

The North Valley Community Foundation areas of funding interest include Animal Welfare, Education, Human Services, Environment, Arts, Scholarships, Healthcare, Community Services, Youth Development and Older Adult Services

Omnia Foundation

The mission of the Omnia Foundation is to provide opportunity and means to enable politically, economically, and socially disadvantaged people to become more self–sufficient and productive in their lives and communities. Our focus is on long–term community activities in California, particularly in the areas of prisoner re–entry and immigrant integration.

Oracle Education Foundation

The Oracle Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization funded by Oracle. Its mission is to help students from all backgrounds develop the skills needed for success in the 21st century. The foundation delivers ThinkQuest as a free service to K–12 schools globally, reaching more than 375,000 students every year. Through the Oracle Giving program, Oracle Corp. seeks to make a substantial, long–term impact on the quality of education for stude…

Orange County Community Foundation

The Orange County Community Foundation is the center of charitable giving in Orange County. Areas of funding interest include: ¢ Arts and Music, ¢ Disaster Relief, ¢ Education, ¢ Environment, ¢ Health, ¢ Human Services ¢ Social Enterprise. We also administer scholarships. Applicants must be located in, or have programs operating within, the service area of the County of Orange and/or its incorporated cities,…

Orfalea Foundations

The Orfalea Foundations™ Mission is to support collaborative initiatives and entrepreneurial partnerships that promote educational development and sustainable solutions. Based in Santa Barbara, California, our support is concentrated first and foremost in Santa Barbara County and to a lesser extent in Ventura, and San Luis Obispo Counties. Committed to improving and enriching early childcare, educational programs, and other community services, the…

Orfalea Foundations'

The Orfalea Foundations’ Mission is to support collaborative initiatives and entrepreneurial partnerships that promote educational development and sustainable solutions. Based in Santa Barbara, California, our support is concentrated first and foremost in Santa Barbara County and to a lesser extent in Ventura, and San Luis Obispo Counties. Committed to improving and enriching early childcare, educational programs, and other community services, the Orf…

Pacific Power Foundation - OR, WA, CA

The Pacific Power Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Pacific Power. Our mission, through our charitable investments, is to support the growth and vitality of our communities. The Foundation awards grants to nonprofit organizations in the categories of education; civic and community betterment; culture and arts; and health, welfare and social services.

Paradise Community Foundation

The Paradise Community Foundation is a a public charity serving thousands of people who share a common concern “ improving the quality of life for the Paradise Ridge communities. Grants from the Paradise Community Foundation have strengthened our communities by assisting the educational, environmental, cultural and humanitarian organizations on the Paradise Ridge.

Parker Foundation

The Parker Foundation is committed to partnerships with a wide variety of social, arts, community, and educational organizations in San Diego County. We succeed by virtue of the American dream and as such, we are able to share our good fortune with others in our community. The Parker Foundation provides its services to the community with minimal staff and a board consisting of individuals who contribute many hours of volunteer service.

Pasadena Community Foundation

The Pasadena Community Foundation offers the following grant programs: ¢Regular Grants Program – Restricted to capital and equipment grants for organizations serving Pasadena, Altadena and Sierra Madre. Grants given to non–profit agencies that have been in operation for at least two years. ¢ Major Grants Program Restricted to capital and equipment grants for organizations headquartered in and serving Pasadena, Altadena and Sierra…

Patricia D. and William B. Smullin Foundation - Northern California & South...

The Patricia D. & William B. Smullin Foundation seeks to help educate the citizens of Northern California and Southern Oregon through gifts to higher education, health education, and the Episcopal Church. In its grantmaking the Foundation gives priority to non–profits in the counties of Humboldt, Del Norte, Shasta, Trinity, Siskiyou, Tehama, Lassen, Butte, Modoc; Jackson, Josephine, Klamath, Lake, Coos, Curry, Douglas, Lane, Deschutes, Crook, and…

Patron Saints Foundation

The Patron Saints Foundation is a private foundation that provides grants to public charities that improve the health of individuals residing in the West San Gabriel Valley through health care programs that are consistent with the moral and religious teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. Grants will be made to qualified public charities to sponsor charitable, scientific or educational health care programs which are not inconsistent with the moral and rel…

Paul Kowal Charitable Foundation

The purpose of the Paul Kowal Charitable Foundation is to receive and administer funds for religious, scientific, educational, and charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501.C.3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Penney Family Fund - CA, OR

Formed in 1999, the Penney Family Fund supports organizations based in Oregon and California that work to advance human rights, community social, political, and economic empowerment, government accountability, and environmental sustainability.

Peter Kiewit Foundation

Areas of interest of the Peter Kiewit Foundation for grantmaking purposes are broad and include the arts, education, children and families, community development, health, and human services. The Peter Kiewit Foundation funds programs, facilities, and capital projects. The Foundation is interested in receiving applications for specific, defined projects or programs, but generally excludes funding requests for support of debt retirement, operational deficits…

PG&E's Grantmaking Program

PG&E shall continue to emphasize our grantmaking in the area of Environmental and Energy Sustainability. Projects that we may fund include: Sustainable Communities, Air, Natural Resources, Climate Change and Renewable Energy, Environmental Education. We shall continue to provide funding at lower levels for projects in the Workforce Development and Emergency Preparedness fields.

Placer Community Foundation

Placer Community Foundation distributes grants to nonprofit organizations that build sustainable communities and enhance the quality of life for residents of Placer County. To date, we’ve granted over $2 million to create local impact with lasting value. We continuously monitor our community to understand the nature of local needs, forces of change, availability of resources and capacity for growth. Placer Community Foundation invests in many areas of…

Pottruck Family Foundation - San Francisco

The Pottruck Family Foundation seeks to improve the lives of young people by supporting community–based organizations working in the area of Foster Care. The Foundation is particularly interested in those working to improve the ability of foster youth to thrive and to support their successful transition from care to adulthood. Priority will be given to organizations in San Francisco, though the Foundation will consider organizations working in the gr…

Pottruck Family Foundation - San Francisco Bay Area

The Pottruck Family Foundation was established in 1995 by David S. Pottruck and Emily Scott Pottruck to improve the lives of disadvantaged children and youth in San Francisco. Currently the Foundation is focused almost exclusively on Foster Care. The Foundation is interested in supporting organizations that work primarily with emancipating and emancipated foster youth in the Bay Area in order to increase the likelihood of their successful transition from c…

Price Foundation - CA, CO, NY

The Louis and Harold Price Foundation was created to contribute to the social welfare. The purpose of the Foundation is to encourage and support innovative and creative programs primarily in the areas of education, health, and human social services. In pursuit of its mission, the Foundation makes grants on both a seed funding and ongoing support basis but generally excludes support for capital campaigns, endowments and building projects. The Foundation dir…

Ralph M. Parsons Foundation - Los Angeles County

The Foundation focuses on four areas: Social Impact, Civic and Cultural Programs, Health and Higher Education. The application process is rigorous, resulting in awards to those non–profit organizations, colleges and universities, and health care facilities that are improving lives today. The Parsons Foundation is almost entirely focused on Los Angeles County. Some occasional exceptions are made in the area of higher education.

Rancho Santa Fe Foundation

The mission of the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation is to enhance and preserve the quality of life within the greater Rancho Santa Fe area by promoting responsible and effective philanthropy.

ResMed Foundation

The ResMed Foundation’s primary mission is to promote research, as well as public and physician awareness about the importance of sleep and respiratory health throughout the world. The Foundation provides grants in three funding categories: Scientific Research; Scientific Meetings, Physician and Public Awareness; and Community Philanthropy (San Diego only). Donor recipients must be located in the United States and be a qualified tax exempt organizatio…

Rex Foundation

Rex Foundation provides grants to grassroots programs working to support the arts, cultural survival, a sustainable environment, education and economic & social justice. The Rex Foundation has no paid board members. Virtually all of our grant recipients are selected through the personal knowledge of our decision makers “ as a result, grant requests are not solicited. The Grateful Dead ceased touring following Jerry Garcia™s death on Aug…

Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation - MN, FL, CA

The Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation was created in 2004 by Best Buy founder, Dick Schulze. He wanted to give back to the community in which he and his family grew up and gave him so much in return. It is Dick™s strong belief that a good education, supportive family and strong work ethic will prepare children for a successful future. To ensure families have the ability to be all they can be, the foundation focuses on the following areas: educat…

Richard Myles Johnson Foundation - CA, NV

The Richard Myles Johnson Foundation, established in 1958 as the California Filene Foundation, supports the financial education efforts of credit unions in California and Nevada, with a special focus on youth financial education. Through the generous support of our contributors, the Foundation is able to support youth financial literacy programs through the Community Service Grant program, as well as educational scholarships for credit union staff and volu…

Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation

The mission of The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation is to invest in programs that promote education, tolerance, social services, healthcare and the arts. The Foundation builds on the ideals and pursuits of its founders, Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert. Geographic focus – Los Angeles County and Israel.

Rose Hills Foundation

Supports qualified, tax–exempt, charitable organizations for the benefit of the people of Southern California, with an emphasis on the San Gabriel Valley.

Rose Hills Foundation - Los Angeles & Southern California

The Rose Hills Foundation supports qualified tax–exempt charitable organizations for the benefit of the people of Southern California, with an emphasis on the San Gabriel Valley and East Los Angeles areas.

Rosenberg Foundation

The Rosenberg Foundation believes that in order for democracy to thrive in our state and nation, every person in California must have fair and equitable opportunities to participate fully in the state’s economic, social, and political life. Since its founding in 1935, the Foundation has supported a wide range of reforms to promote and achieve these interconnected goals. As summarized in our multi–year grant reports, these efforts have included e…

Ross Family Legacy Foundation - Huntington Beach

The Ross Family Legacy Foundation supports charities and non–profit organizations in order to make an immediate, positive impact on the lives of people and animals in our communities.

Roth Family Foundation

The Roth Family Foundation™s mission is commitment to progressive social change. The Foundation invests in organizations that inspire hope, dignity, and creativity, primarily in the Los Angeles area. Grounded in a legacy of social justice and civil rights, the Foundation helps connect communities to the services, opportunities, and tools for self–empowerment and self–expression. Areas of funding interest include Economic Justice and Eco…

Roy and Ida Eagle Foundation Charitable Trust

The Roy and Ida Eagle Foundation Charitable Trust operates as a private foundation supporting charitable organizations in Santa Barbara County with an emphasis on North Santa Barbara County. The purpose and activities of the Foundation are to seek out and provide funding to charitable organizations that provide services to encourage and strengthen the family unit as well as to provide care and protection for domestic animals and indigenous wildlife. Consid…

Ruddie Memorial Youth Foundation - Multiple States

The Ruddie Memorial Youth Foundation (RMYF) is a non–profit organization that aims to identify and implement innovative and effective ways to help youth reach their full potential. The Foundation accomplishes its mission through three types of grants that are targeted to small– or medium–sized nonprofit organizations (operating budget of less than $5 million). Areas of funding interest Evaluation Grants, Replication Grants, Dissemination…

S. D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation

The S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation and the Stephen Bechtel Fund support selected non–profit organizations and initiatives that seek to address critical challenges to the economic health and well–being of the United States. The primary geographic focus is the San Francisco Bay Area where the Foundations can work closely with grantees whose missions and work can serve as models to be replicated in other areas. Program areas include Science, Techno…

S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation

The S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation and the Stephen Bechtel Fund, family foundations, support well–managed non–profit organizations that provide quality programs and create significant sustained benefits in areas of special interest to the Founder and Directors. The primary geographic focus of the Foundation and the Fund is the San Francisco Bay Area. Primary program areas: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education, Environment….

S. Mark Taper Foundation

The S. Mark Taper Foundation will consider a Letter of Inquiry for any program or organization in Southern California. The Foundation field of interest include Art/cultural programs, public education, environment, violence prevention, housing/shelter, children and family services, homelessness, reproductive rights, the disabled, aging, women, people with AIDS, economically disadvantaged and others.

S.H. Cowell Foundation

The S.H. Cowell Foundation works to improve the quality of life of children living in poverty in Northern and Central California by providing grants to strengthen families and communities. The S.H. Cowell Foundation has five Program Areas: Family Resource Centers, K–12 Public Education, Youth Development, Affordable Housing, Responsive Grantmaking.

Sacramento Region Community Foundation

The Sacramento Region Community Foundation partners with donors, philanthropic groups and nonprofit organizations to identify community priorities and then mobilize resources to meet them. Funding areas of interest include education, youth development, the environment and arts and culture. The Foundation seeks to support nonprofit organizations that conduct programs within our geographical service area: Sacramento, Yolo, Placer and/or El Dorado counties.

Safeco - Aliso Viejo

Safeco realizes that the most vibrant and successful neighborhoods have three things in common: an economically strong foundation, the ability to protect that foundation, and a cohesiveness that makes them desirable places to live. Our funding priorities seek to build strength in each of these areas. We fund programs and organizations that play a role in: Building an economic foundation for strong neighborhoods, Helping neighborhoods flourish and thrive. S…

Safeway Foundation

The Safeway Foundation, working in partnership with local organizations, seeks to improve the quality of life in the communities we serve. By carefully directing our fundraising efforts and the generous contributions of Safeway’s employees and customers, the foundation supports a variety of worthy causes in four key areas: Hunger Relief, Education, Health & Human Services, People with Special Needs. Areas of geographic interest: Canada; Denver, C…

San Diego Foundation

Helps establish programs that actively promote a better quality of life. San Diego County California.

San Francisco 49ers Foundation - San Francisco Bay Area

The San Francisco 49ers Foundation is the non–profit community funding extension of the San Francisco 49ers. Now in its 19th year, the 49ers Foundation supports development programs for underserved youth that keep them “Safe, on Track and In School.” A significant portion of the foundation™s funding goes toward family violence prevention programs and activities that teach youth leadership and respect.

San Francisco Arts Commission

The San Francisco Arts Commission is the City agency that champions the arts in San Francisco. We believe that a creative cultural environment is essential to the City™s well–being. Our programs integrate the arts into all aspects of City life.

San Francisco Foundation

Areas of funding interest include advancing social justice, promoting civic involvement, preserving the environment, enhancing public health, strengthening families, and buiding on diversity.

San Luis Obispo County Community Foundation

The San Luis Obispo County Community Foundation makes grants to support programs that provide significant benefits to the community within and across these funding areas: Arts & Culture, Education, Health, Human Services, Community Enhancement.

San Mateo County Association of REALTORS® Foundation

Since its inception, the San Mateo County Association of REALTORS® Foundation has focused its charitable efforts towards benefiting organizations and programs that strive to make San Mateo County a more livable, affordable and thriving community. Through its work, the SAMCAR Foundation has made significant financial contributions enhancing quality of life throughout San Mateo County. The SAMCAR Foundation also supports and encourages grassroots member…

Santa Barbara Foundation

Since 1928, Santa Barbara Foundation has supported the work of diverse nonprofits offering a wide variety of services throughout Santa Barbara County. The purpose of our grantmaking program is to support the community through the nonprofit sector to improve the quality of life in Santa Barbara County. Areas of funding interest include Education and Personal Development, Human Services, Culture, Health, Environment, Recreation and Community Enhancement.

Sempra Energy Foundation

The Sempra Energy Foundation was founded on the principle that we can help make a difference by creating innovative partnerships in our communities to produce sustainable and responsible change. We are dedicated to investing in creative ideas and innovative approaches that can result in high–impact change in the following areas: Sustainability and the advancement of new environmental and energy technologies; Infrastructure development and improvement…

Severns Family Foundation - Northern California

Severns Family Foundation funds educational projects focusing on early literacy which may include funding for schools, libraries, and institutions. Projects funded fall into, but are not limited to the following categories: Private/Public school funding, Public policy funding, Summer programs, Library funding, Renewable energy projects, Science Museum funding. The Foundation mission is to support Northern California community needs in the areas of educatio…

Shasta Regional Community Foundation

The Community Foundation currently makes grants from individual scholarship funds and donor–advised funds. With the exception of scholarships, the foundation makes grants to nonprofit organizations only, i.e., no grants to individuals. Areas of funding interest: Arts for Community, Youth and other Grantmaking Programs.

Shutterfly Foundation - CA, NC, AZ

The Shutterfly Foundation whose mission is to help organizations, institutions and communities harness the power of sharing motivational stories. The Foundation supports programs that focus on: youth education, family wellness. Geographical area San Francisco/Bay Area operating programs in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Maricopa County, Arizona.

Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Silicon Valley Community Foundation is focused on innovative solutions that solve problems and improve the quality of life throughout San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. The community foundation has identified a series of Requests for Proposals, or RFPs, that address five grantmaking strategies: Community Opportunity Fund, Economic Security, Education, Immigrant Integration, Regional Planning.

Silver Giving Foundation

The Silver Giving Foundation is a San Francisco–based non–profit foundation focused on improving education and expanding opportunities for youth. We make grants with a focus on the San Francisco Bay Area and work to address large–scale solutions to California™s education policy challenges.

Simi Valley Community Foundation

The Simi Valley Community Foundation is a non–profit 501 (c) 3 charitable foundation that supports the Simi Valley community in the areas of social and human services.

Skylark Foundation - NM, Los Angeles, North Carolina

The Skylark Foundation is committed to encouraging innovation, striving for social justice, and supporting diversity. We award grants to organizations or projects that translate these values into strategically designed and executed activities. The Skylark Foundation focuses primarily on organizations located in Los Angeles, North Carolina, and Northern New Mexico. We normally support 10 to 15 organizations each year with grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,0…

Sobrato Family Foundation - Silicon Valley

For over 50 years, the Sobrato family has played a dynamic role in the emergence and growth of Silicon Valley through real estate development. The Sobrato Family Foundation™s broad interests include, but are not limited to: Education, Health, Human Services (Housing & Shelter, Food Programs and Youth Development), Public/Social Benefit.

Solano Community Foundation

There are three granting programs at the Solano Community Foundation. 1. Unrestricted funds from the Foundation (the Education Plus¡ Mini–Grant Program), 2. Grants from Donors’ Funds, and 3. The Seven Cities Fund, comprised of seven non–endowed Funds established by the Foundation, one for each of the seven cities in Solano County. An average of $1M is granted every year through donor advised Funds. Solano Community Foundation jump…

Sonora Area Foundation

The Sonora Area Foundation™s governing board has a pool of discretionary funds, and regularly awards grants to qualified non–profit and public agencies. The Foundation provides funding in these primary interest areas: human services; education; arts/culture/humanities; health; public/society benefit; and, environment/animals. A non–profit organization with tax exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service, and not classified as a priv…

Sonora Area Foundation

The Sonora Area Foundation™s governing board has a pool of discretionary funds, and regularly awards grants to qualified non–profit and public agencies. The Foundation provides funding in these primary interest areas: human services; education; arts/culture/humanities; health; public/society benefit; and, environment/animals. A non–profit organization with tax exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service, and not classified as a priv…

Spiering Family Foundation - San Diego County

The Spiering Family Foundation is a nonprofit charitable organization founded to perpetuate the memory of Harold Smallwood, a distinguished member of the University of Southern California and 1936 U.S. Olympic track and field teams. SFF accomplishes this mission by fostering and promoting the health, education and personal development of young athletes and others in San Diego County.

Spungen Family Foundation - Health - Chicago, Santa Barbara, National Focus

The Spungen Foundation focuses its grantmaking on health related issues, especially cancer research, care and treatment, and Jewish causes. Our geographic focus is in our local communities (the northern suburbs of Chicago, Illinois and Santa Barbara, California), as well as nationally and internationally, when appropriate to the Foundation’s mission.

Stanislaus Community Foundation

The Stanislaus Community Foundation continually surveys community needs and opportunities”using this information to inform high–impact, highly strategic grantmaking. Our grants are made possible through the contributions of individual donors and funds managed by the Community Foundation. The Foundation™s annual grant process accepts proposals from nonprofits, public service, religious organizations and groups.

Steven and Michele Kirsch Foundation

The Steven and Michele Kirsch Foundation reflects the broad charitable commitments of its two founders, ranging from cleaning up the air in California to eliminating nuclear weapons to supporting local –– Silicon Valley –– nonprofit organizations.

Stocker Foundation

The Stocker Foundation is restricted by geography, eligible communities include: Lorain and Cuyahoga counties, Ohio; Pima County, Arizona; Bernalillo and Las Cruces counties, New Mexico, Oakland and San Francisco counties, California; and King County, Washington. The Foundation mission statement: Our mission statement: “Improving the lives of children, youth, and families – strengthening communities where trustees reside.” We seek creative ideas and…

Stuart Foundation

The Stuart Foundation is dedicated to the protection, education and development of children and youth. We work toward ensuring that all children grow up in caring families, learn in vibrant and effective schools and have opportunities to become productive members of their communities. Geographical area: California, Washington State.

Sundt Foundation

The Sundt Foundation is focused on the needs of disadvantaged children and adults. To date, the Foundation has provided more than $2.5 million in aid to community organizations in Arizona, California and Texas.

Synopsys Corporation

The Synopsys Corporation understands the importance of science and math education, and collaborates with business partners, non–profit organizations and universities to share their knowledge with underserved students. By actively partnering with local organizations, encouraging employee leadership and providing financial donations, our global workforce improves the quality of life and economic vitality in our communities. The Synopsys Outreach Founda…

Teichert Foundation

The Teichert Foundation makes grants to organizations that create beauty, foster culture, nurture children, provide access to food and housing for those in need, preserve nature, increase awareness of our environment, build an educated citizenry and a well–prepared workforce, and strive to provide better health for all. Teichert Foundation will consider grant requests in the following categories: Culture and the arts, Education, Youth and elderly, En…

Thomas C. Ackerman Foundation - San Diego

The San Diego focus of the Foundation is a result of the practical recognition that local San Diego county based groups have a very limited ability to obtain funding within our community, let alone outside of San Diego. The Foundation believes that a well–rounded kindergarten through twelfth–grade education including music, arts, culture, math and science is essential to helping students fulfill their future roles as parents, members of the wor…

Toby Wells Foundation

The Toby Wells Foundation welcomes funding requests from recognized 501 (c)(3) non–profit organizations operating programs within San Diego County for initiatives that support our work in enhancing the lives of youth, people with disabilities and animals.

Toyota U.S.A Foundation - AL, CA, IN, KY, MI, NY, TX, WV

Education is the focus of the Toyota U.S.A Foundation. In addition to funding national programs, Toyota supports the social well–being of communities where it has major operations (Alabama, California, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New York, Texas and West Virginia). This includes assistance for Arts & Culture and Civic & Community Development, Health & Human Services.

Trio Foundation - San Francisco East Bay Area

The Foundation funds organizations that serve young children and their families in the San Francisco East Bay Area (Alameda and Contra Costa counties). The foundation favors projects that do one or more of the following: Develop new ways of providing care, education, and support for young children who are living in poverty; Strengthen low–income families with young children, including extended and nontraditional families; Advocate for changes in chil…

Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation

The Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation connects people and opportunities, generating resources to build a more caring, creative, and effective community. The Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation has six funds to which non–profit organizations can apply: Civic Engagement Grants: This fund promotes increased involvement in the civic life of our region; Basic Needs: This fund provides support to core organizations that help people during a difficult time,…

Union Bank Foundation - CA, OR, WA, TX

The Union Bank Foundation, a nonprofit public benefit corporation, serves as an agent for charitable contributions made by Union Bank. Established in 1953, the Foundation has, throughout its history, supported the bank’s commitment to help meet the needs of the communities it serves. We believe that the Union Bank Foundation can achieve the greatest impact on the health of communities by targeting the following strategic funding categories: Affordable…

Valenti International Foundation - Southern California

The Valenti International Foundation is dedicated to helping the most needy and most vulnerable of our society, our children and elderly, who often fall through society™s gaps in assistance. The Valenti Foundation™s goal is to fill those gaps. Projects of interest to The Valenti International Foundation would include aid for homeless, abused and neglected children/youth and elderly, improvements to living standards for poverty–stricke…

Wayne and Gladys Valley Foundation - East Bay Area, California

The Wayne and Gladys Valley Foundation was formed in 1977 by F. Wayne Valley and his wife, Gladys Valley, to provide financial assistance for various charitable organizations of particular interest to them, principally in the East Bay Area of California. The Foundation will maintain its grantmaking in the three general areas as prescribed by the founders, Wayne and Gladys Valley: Education, Catholic Organizations, Other charities with primary focus upon me…

Weingart Foundation

The Weingart Foundation will consider grants to assist credible agencies and institutions serving children and youth, the aged, the disabled, the homeless, the sick, the poor, or otherwise disadvantaged, and projects benefiting the general community of Southern California. The Foundation accepts and processes applications for grants throughout the year with no deadlines.

Whitney Foundation - Fresno, CA, UT, ID

The purpose of The Whitney Foundation is to help fund and supplement those educational, health, and housing projects that bring about positive change in people’s lives in Fresno County, California, the states of Utah and Idaho, and other areas.

William McCaskey & Adaline Dinsmore Chapman Foundation

The William McCaskey & Adaline Dinsmore Chapman Foundation is a private foundation making grants for a variety of K–12 educational purposes to nonprofit organizations serving young people from the coastal communities of Monterey County, California. Eligible organizations must be providing benefits to students from the coastal communities of Monterey County, California. This includes Marina, Seaside, Presidio of Monterey and Annex, Del Rey Oaks, S…

Winnick Family Foundation - Los Angeles & New York

The Winnick Family Foundation was founded by Karen and Gary Winnick in 1983. The Foundation focuses giving in the program areas of education, literacy, health care, art, culture, animal welfare and the needs of the worldwide Jewish community. The Foundation encourages project–specific programs but also selectively supports capital campaigns and unrestricted gifts to grantee organizations. There is a preference for projects in Los Angeles and New York…

Women's Foundation of California

The Women™s Foundation of California believes that the central issues of feminism today are those of race, social class and sexuality. Therefore, we go wherever the most severe inequities exist for women of color, immigrant women, single mothers, elder women, low–income, lesbian, bisexual and transgender women. We know the leaders in these communities best understand their needs, and we support them in forming solutions for long–term, s…

Zellerbach Family Foundation

The Mission of the Zellerbach Family Foundation is to be a catalyst for constructive social change by initiating and investing in efforts that strengthen families and communities. The Foundation accepts proposals only for its Community Arts Program. All other programs are initiated by the Foundation. Non–profit community arts organizations doing their work in San Francisco, Contra Costa, and Alameda counties, representing the fields of dance, theater…