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A national network of chapters that amplify youth voices through writing. The largest youth writing network in the country, it serves over 100,000 students annually in its centers and online. In addition to free writing programs, it publishes the narratives and perspectives of young writers and creates a space for volunteers and stakeholders to listen to and learn from local students. The 826 Digital platform provides free access to timely and topical writing curricula alongside real samples of student writing.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
First-Person Storytelling
$75,000
2020

general support, $75,000 per year for two years (payment one of two, total grant amount $150,000)

First-Person Storytelling
$75,000
2019

general support, $75,000 per year for two years (payment two of two, total grant amount $150,000)

First-Person Storytelling
$75,000
2018

general support, $75,000 per year for two years (payment one of two, total grant amount $150,000)

A land-based African conservation organization. It works to improve the relationships between local people and wildlife. Through conservation efforts grounded in community engagement, AWF offers programs that empower people to earn additional income, learn job skills, get sustainability training, and generate steady revenue for their communities. In addition to putting safeguards in place to protect endangered animals, it works with governments to provide education on living side by side with wildlife.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
Animal Connection
$100,000
2020

general support, $100,000 per year for three years (payment three of three, total grant amount $300,000)

Animal Connection
$100,000
2019

general support, $100,000 per year for three years (payment two of three, total grant amount $300,000)

Animal Connection
$100,000
2018

general support, $100,000 per year for three years (payment one of three, total grant amount $300,000)

Animal Connection
$100,000
2017

general support

Animal Connection
$100,000
2016

general support

The world's oldest and largest library association comprised of 57,000 libraries and library professionals. It provides programmatic and financial support, as well as education, publications, and professional development to member libraries. With this support, libraries provide their communities an inclusive space to connect and build empathy, breaking down institutional and cultural barriers.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
Areas of Exploration
$150,000
2020

general support

Areas of Exploration
$75,000
2019

general support

Areas of Exploration
$50,000
2019

support for Great Stories Club (GSC)

Areas of Exploration
$50,000
2018

support for Great Stories Club (GSC)

A national media arts organization that strives to make essential documentaries accessible as a catalyst for public discourse. AmDoc goes “beyond the broadcast” by partnering with television and radio stations, community groups and local, and national organizations to spark conversation about the issues presented in point-of-view films.
Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
First-Person Storytelling
$75,000
2019

general support

A global welfare organization focused on alleviating animal suffering. It engages with policymakers, scientists, industry, and the public to eliminate pain and fear inflicted on animals by humans. Through humane education, policy change, and litigation, it advocates for wildlife, animals in research, farm animals, and companion animals.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
Animal Connection
$50,000
2020

general support, $50,000 per year for three years (payment three of three, total grant amount $150,000)

Animal Connection
$50,000
2019

general support, $50,000 per year for three years (payment two of three, total grant amount $150,000)

Animal Connection
$50,000
2018

general support, $50,000 per year for three years (payment one of three, total grant amount $150,000)

Animal Connection
$35,000
2017

general support

Animal Connection
$35,000
2016

general support

A national companion animal welfare organization. In addition to running the nation’s largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals, it runs programs to reduce the number of animals entering shelters in the first place. It supports a network of more than 2,000 animal welfare organizations working towards creating no-kill communities, stopping puppy-mill practices, and performing animal advocacy.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
Animal Connection
$100,000
2020

general support, $100,000 per year for three years (payment three of three, total grant amount $300,000)

Animal Connection
$100,000
2019

general support, $100,000 per year for three years (payment two of three, total grant amount $300,000)

Animal Connection
$100,000
2018

general support, $100,000 per year for three years (payment one of three, total grant amount $300,000)

Animal Connection
$100,000
2017

general support

Animal Connection
$100,000
2016

general support

A wildlife conservation organization based in Kenya. Through collaborating closely with local communities, partner NGOs, national parks, and government agencies, it apprehends wildlife criminals, helps compensate herders for predator attacks, teaches humane methods to protect crops, and conducts conservation workshops. To help eliminate lion hunting from the Maasai culture, it partnered with the local Maasai to create the first-ever Maasai Olympics: the hunt for medals, not lions.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
Animal Connection
$50,000
2020

general support

Animal Connection
$50,000
2019

general support, $50,000 per year for two years (payment two of two, total grant amount $100,000)

Animal Connection
$50,000
2018

general support, $50,000 per year for two years (payment one of two, total grant amount $100,000)

Animal Connection
$50,000
2017

general support

Animal Connection
$50,000
2016

general support

A public media organization elevating African American and global Black experiences. It is committed to supporting diverse voices through training, education, and investment in visionary content makers and sharing stories to address the needs of unserved and underserved audiences.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
First-Person Storytelling
$100,000
2020

general support, $100,000 per year for three years (payment one of three, total grant amount $300,000)

First-Person Storytelling
$100,000
2019

general support, $100,000 per year for two years (payment two of two, total grant amount $200,000)

First-Person Storytelling
$100,000
2018

general support, $100,000 per year for two years (payment one of two, total grant amount $200,000)

A national nonprofit uniquely delivering choice and ownership of books to children from low-income families. Working with Title 1 schools, it provides a book allowance to students so they can select their own books from Scholastic Reading Club each month, building an extensive home library each year. It provides equity, dignity, and responsibility for all children. 

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
First-Person Storytelling
$10,000
2020

general support

Areas of Exploration
$10,000
2018

general support

A Sacramento-based public radio service that aims to provide a trusted and indispensable source of information, music, and entertainment while strengthening the civic and cultural life of the communities it serves. Its reporting inspires people to look at the world from multiple perspectives and capitalizes on emerging opportunities to serve audiences and engage communities.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
First-Person Storytelling
$50,000
2020

general support

First-Person Storytelling
$50,000
2019

general support

First-Person Storytelling
$50,000
2018

support for "The View From Here"

First-Person Storytelling
$50,000
2017

support for "The View From Here"

First-Person Storytelling
$50,000
2016

support for "The View From Here"

A public media organization dedicated to presenting stories that convey the richness and diversity of Asian American experiences to the broadest audience possible. It funds, produces, distributes, and exhibits Asian narratives in film, television, and digital media. With a specific focus on exposing audiences to new voices and communities, it advances the collective understanding of the American experience by offering programs to engage Asian Americans and the public at large.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
First-Person Storytelling
$100,000
2020

general support, $100,000 per year for three years (payment one of three, total grant amount $300,000)

First-Person Storytelling
$100,000
2019

general support, $100,000 per year for two years (payment two of two, total grant amount $200,000)

First-Person Storytelling
$100,000
2018

general support, $100,000 per year for two years (payment one of two, total grant amount $200,000)

First-Person Storytelling
$100,000
2017

general support

First-Person Storytelling
$100,000
2016

general support

A women of color, artist-led organization, inspiring artists and culture makers to imagine a world where power is distributed equitably and where people live in harmony with nature. It supports artists through fellowships, training and opportunities for activation; creates stories and content to address social issues; and engages groups in cultural strategy for social change.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
First-Person Storytelling
$100,000
2020

general support, $100,000 in 2020 and $125,000 in 2021 (payment one of two, total grant amount $225,000)

Capital/Capacity
$200,000
2019

for growth campaign

First-Person Storytelling
$75,000
2019

support for CultureStrike, $75,000 per year for two years (payment two of two, total grant amount $150,000)

First-Person Storytelling
$75,000
2018

support for CultureStrike, $75,000 per year for two years (payment one of two, total grant amount $150,000)

First-Person Storytelling
$75,000
2017

general support

First-Person Storytelling
$75,000
2016

general support

A chimpanzee sanctuary in Louisiana. It provides a home to over 300 chimpanzees, most from government biomedical research centers. In addition to promoting best care practices as a permanent sanctuary, it offers educational outreach programs and works to inspire action for the species on a global scale.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
Animal Connection
$100,000
2020

general support, $100,000 per year for three years (payment three of three, total grant amount $300,000)

Animal Connection
$100,000
2019

general support, $100,000 per year for three years (payment two of three, total grant amount $300,000)

Capital/Capacity
$200,000
2018

for the Expansion Campaign

Animal Connection
$100,000
2018

general support, $100,000 per year for three years (payment one of three, total grant amount $300,000)

Animal Connection
$100,000
2017

general support

Animal Connection
$100,000
2016

general support

An arts non-profit whose mission is to foster New York City's – and America’s – living cultural heritage through education and public programs. It documents, presents, and advocates for grassroot cultures to ensure their living legacy in stories and histories, places and traditions. Its programs focus on four cultural domains: urban folklore and history; preservation; arts education; and grassroots poetry traditions.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
First-Person Storytelling
$85,000
2020

general support

First-Person Storytelling
$85,000
2019

general support, $85,000 per year for two years (payment two of two, total grant amount $170,000)

First-Person Storytelling
$85,000
2018

general support, $85,000 per year for two years (payment one of two, total grant amount $170,000)

First-Person Storytelling
$75,000
2017

general support

First-Person Storytelling
$75,000
2016

general support

A donor collaborative housed at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors that is working to build a world where every women, no matter her zip code or income level, has the knowledge, resources, and power to shape her own life. The founding donors share a deep commitment to advancing reproductive health and women’s rights and recognize these as inextricably linked to the broader advancement of women and girls.
Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
Collaborative for Gender + Reproductive Equity
$5,000,000
2020

support for the Collaborative for Gender & Reproductive Equity

Collaborative for Gender + Reproductive Equity
$5,000,000
2019
support for the Collaborative for Gender + Reproductive Equity

A multilingual urban Latin dance theater company based in Los Angeles. Recognizing the links between community engagement and artistic production, its performances take inspiration from its communities' experiences, cultural creations, and stories. It intentionally engages diverse audiences and features stories not traditionally heard on the stage.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
First-Person Storytelling
$60,000
2018

general support, $60,000 per year for two years (payment two of two, total grant amount $120,000)

First-Person Storytelling
$60,000
2017

general support, $60,000 per year for two years (payment one of two, total grant amount $120,000)

First-Person Storytelling
$50,000
2016

general support

A nonprofit that supports innovative and adventurous artists across the country through funding, counsel, gatherings, and career development services. It seeks to amplify voices and catalyze connections, helping artists to realize their visions, build thriving practices, and bring their projects to audiences around the world.
Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
First-Person Storytelling
$50,000
2019

general support

A national culture change organization using the power of story to transcend politics and shift conversations about immigrants, identity, and citizenship in a changing America. It works to humanize the conversation on immigration through television consulting, original content development and production, media advocacy, and live events. 

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
First-Person Storytelling
$100,000
2019

general support, $100,000 per year for two years (payment one of two, total grant amount $200,000)

First-Person Storytelling
$150,000
2018

general support

First-Person Storytelling
$150,000
2017

general support

First-Person Storytelling
$150,000
2016

general support

A storytelling organization working to advance the narrative of a Detroit built on justice. Through seed grants, technical support, skill development, and mentorship, complemented by community mapping and local engagement, it creates narrative-shifting moving image projects that support and connect the community. 

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
First-Person Storytelling
$50,000
2019

support for Detroit Narrative Agency, $50,000 per year for two years (payment two of two, total grant amount $100,000)

First-Person Storytelling
$50,000
2018

support for Detroit Narrative Agency, $50,000 per year for two years (payment one of two, total grant amount $100,000)

First-Person Storytelling
$50,000
2017

support for Detroit Narrative Agency

First-Person Storytelling
$50,000
2016

support for Detroit Narrative Agency

A reported, narrative podcast about a new generation of working mothers. The goal of the podcast is not just high quality journalism, but to use storytelling to fundamentally transform how society sees mothers and how mothers see themselves in order to achieve greater parity for women in all aspects of society.
Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
First-Person Storytelling
$10,000
2019

Double Shift Productions

A funding coalition that supports the end the ivory trade. It fosters collaboration, and delivers rapid impact responses on the ground in 31 countries. It funds over 160 projects and works with over 50 partners, including scientists, front-line conservation organizations, and governments who have united behind a common strategy to end international ivory trade.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
Animal Connection
$200,000
2020

the Elephant Crisis Fund

Animal Connection
$200,000
2019

for the Elephant Crisis Fund

Animal Connection
$200,000
2018

general support, $200,000 per year for two years (payment two of two, total grant amount $400,000)

Animal Connection
$200,000
2017

general support, $200,000 per year for two years (payment one of two, total grant amount $400,000)

A non-profit committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society. Its initiatives include The Legacy Museum, which uses first person accounts to help visitors explore the history of racial inequality and its relationship to a range of contemporary issues from mass incarceration to police violence. Additionally, the National Memorial for Peace and Justice is the nation’s first memorial dedicated to the legacy of enslaved Black people, people terrorized by lynching, African Americans humiliated by racial segregation and Jim Crow, and people of color burdened with contemporary presumptions of guilt and police violence.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
Areas of Exploration
$15,000
2020

general support

Areas of Exploration
$15,000
2019

general support

Areas of Exploration
$10,000
2018

support for the National Memorial and Legacy Museum

A social impact gaming nonprofit. Harnessing the narrative power of games to inspire action and connect with audiences beyond traditional media, it facilitates the creation and distribution of digital games to further humanitarian and educational efforts; convenes a community of practice; and empowers game creators to drive real-world impact.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
Responsive
$35,000
2020

general support, COVID-19 Rapid Response Funding

First-Person Storytelling
$75,000
2020

general support, $75,000 per year for two years (payment two of two, total grant amount $150,000)

First-Person Storytelling
$75,000
2019

general support, $75,000 per year for two years (payment one of two, total grant amount $150,000)

First-Person Storytelling
$75,000
2018

general support, $75,000 per year for two years (payment two of two, total grant amount $150,000)

First-Person Storytelling
$75,000
2017

general support, $75,000 per year for two years (payment one of two, total grant amount $150,000)

First-Person Storytelling
$50,000
2016

general support

A global sanctuary accreditation organization. It sets best practices, facilitates operational and financial support, and promotes collaboration to enhance effectiveness and recognition. In addition to taking a comprehensive approach by setting individualized sanctuary standards for each species, it fields and reviews concerns about facilities. Sanctuaries are required to apply for renewal every 3 years.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
Animal Connection
$20,000
2020

general support

Animal Connection
$20,000
2019

general support, $20,000 per year for two years (payment two of two, total grant amount $40,000)

Animal Connection
$20,000
2018

general support, $20,000 per year for two years (payment one of two, total grant amount $40,000)

Animal Connection
$20,000
2017

general support

Animal Connection
$20,000
2016

general support

A scientific research center based at UC Berkeley. It sponsors groundbreaking scientific research on social and emotional well-being, and helps the public apply this research to their personal and professional lives. In addition to its studies on the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being, its website, programs, and podcasts provide research-based tools and training to foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
Responsive
$25,000
2020

general support for the Greater Good Science Center, COVID-19 Rapid Response Funding

Areas of Exploration
$50,000
2020

support for the Greater Good Science Center, $50,000 per year for two years (payment two of two, total grant amount $100,000)

Areas of Exploration
$50,000
2019

support for the Greater Good Science Center, $50,000 per year for two years (payment one of two, total grant amount $100,000)

Areas of Exploration
$12,500
2018

to support the work of the Greater Good Science Center and its research fellow(s) to synthesize and analyze scientific research around human empathy, animal empathy, and empathic storytelling; and create an annotated bibliography summarizing the GGSC’s findings and addresses AFGs research questions.

A national humane education nonprofit. HEART offers direct services to schools and nonprofits to engage youth on how they think about their responsibility to the natural world. Its approach nurtures youth’s natural love and fascination with animals to develop compassion toward not only animals, but also people and the environment.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
Animal Connection
$50,000
2020

general support, $50,000 in 2020 and $40,000 in 2021 (payment one of two, total grant amount $90,000)

Animal Connection
$50,000
2019

general support, $50,000 per year for three years (payment three of three, total grant amount $150,000)

Animal Connection
$50,000
2018

general support, $50,000 per year for three years (payment two of three, total grant amount $150,000)

Animal Connection
$50,000
2017

general support, $50,000 per year for three years (payment one of three, total grant amount $150,000)

Animal Connection
$50,000
2017

support for capacity building of HEARTs programs

Animal Connection
$50,000
2016

general support

A New York City theater company that amplifies unheard voices and engages communities with creative workshops, original performances, and post-show discussions. The company is grounded in the belief that one’s life reflected onstage affirms the dignity and humanity of all citizens, thereby enriching communities by allowing people to better understand themselves and others.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
Responsive
$25,000
2020

a pivot to podcasting, COVID-19 Rapid Response Funding

First-Person Storytelling
$25,000
2020

general support

First-Person Storytelling
$50,000
2019

general support

First-Person Storytelling
$60,000
2018

general support

First-Person Storytelling
$60,000
2017

support for De Novo

First-Person Storytelling
$50,000
2016

support for gUN COUNTRY

A global animal protection organization. As the international arm of the Humane Society US, it works globally with national and local governments, other humane organizations, and individual animal protectionists to find practical, culturally sensitive, and longterm solutions to common animal issues. It promotes a global standard of respect and compassion for all animals, including animals in laboratories, animals on farms, companion animals, and wildlife.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
Animal Connection
$100,000
2020

general support

Animal Connection
$100,000
2019

general support, $100,000 per year for three years (payment three of three, total grant amount $300,000)

Animal Connection
$100,000
2018

general support, $100,000 per year for three years (payment two of three, total grant amount $300,000)

Animal Connection
$100,000
2017

general support, $100,000 per year for three years (payment one of three, total grant amount $300,000)

Animal Connection
$50,000
2017

support for International Disaster Relief Fund

Animal Connection
$100,000
2016

general support

The largest and most effective animal protection organization in the nation. It works to reduce suffering and to create meaningful social change for animals. It advocates for sensible public policies, investigates cruelty, and works to enforce existing laws. It runs public education programs, leads animal disaster relief missions, and provides direct care for thousands of animals nationally.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
Animal Connection
$250,000
2020

Pets for Life

Animal Connection
$250,000
2019

support for Pets for Life, $250,000 per year for three years (payment three of three, total grant amount $750,000)

Animal Connection
$250,000
2018

support for Pets for Life, $250,000 per year for three years (payment two of three, total grant amount $750,000)

Animal Connection
$250,000
2017

support for Pets for Life, $250,000 per year for three years (payment one of three, total grant amount $750,000)

Animal Connection
$50,000
2017

support for the Disaster Relief Fund

Animal Connection
$250,000
2016

support for Pets for Life

An animal protection organization in Silicon Valley. This trusted, best-in-class nonprofit shelter offers quality services that treat and rehabilitate animals and shares its best practices across the country with other organizations. It also works toward finding homes for shelter animals, keeping pets in homes, preventing overpopulation, and educating the community about animal welfare to enhance the human-animal bond.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
Family Giving
$25,000
2020

general support, $25,000 per year for two years (payment one of two, total grant amount $50,000)

Animal Connection
$100,000
2019

general support, $100,000 per year for three years (payment three of three, total grant amount $300,000)

Animal Connection
$100,000
2018

general support, $100,000 per year for three years (payment two of three, total grant amount $300,000)

Animal Connection
$100,000
2017

general support, $100,000 per year for three years (payment one of three, total grant amount $300,000)

Animal Connection
$100,000
2016

general support

 A museum built around the founding principle: Remember the Past, Transform the Future. It is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the Holocaust by honoring the memories of those who were lost and by teaching universal lessons that combat hatred, prejudice, and indifference. Through the exhibition, preservation and interpretation of its collections and through education programs and initiatives, it fosters the promotion of human rights and the elimination of genocide.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
Areas of Exploration
$50,000
2020

general support, $50,000 per year for three years (payment one of three, total grant amount $150,000)

Areas of Exploration
$10,000
2019

general support

Areas of Exploration
$10,000
2018

general support

An educational and cultural institution based in Jonesborough, TN. It advocates for the value of storytelling nationwide by providing the knowledge, experience, and tools to help individuals, organizations, and communities tap into the power of their own voices. In conjunction with Harvard Graduate School of Education, it is developing research on the value of storytelling in building communities, furthering education, and resolving conflict.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
Responsive
$35,000
2020

general support, COVID-19 Rapid Response Funding

First-Person Storytelling
$75,000
2020

general support, $75,000 per year for three years (payment three of three, total grant amount $225,000)

First-Person Storytelling
$75,000
2019

general support, $75,000 per year for three years (payment two of three, total grant amount $225,000)

First-Person Storytelling
$75,000
2018

general support, $75,000 per year for three years (payment one of three total grant amount $225,000)

First-Person Storytelling
$75,000
2017

general support

First-Person Storytelling
$75,000
2016

general support

An incubator and presenter of independent films. It partners with filmmakers to bring untold stories to public television and communities around the world. It encourages independent artists to take creative risks and tell complex, character-driven stories that uplift underrepresented voices in order to kindle empathy, combat negative stereotyping, and promote understanding and positive social change.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
First-Person Storytelling
$500,000
2019

general support, $500,000 per year for two years (payment one of two, total grant amount $1,000,000)

First-Person Storytelling
$500,000
2018

general support, $500,000 per year for two years (payment two of two, total grant amount $1,000,000)

First-Person Storytelling
$500,000
2017

general support, $500,000 per year for two years (payment one of two, total grant amount $1,000,000)

First-Person Storytelling
$250,000
2016

general support

A public media organization providing a voice to the diverse Latino community throughout the United States. Through development, production, acquisition, and distribution of non-commercial educational and cultural media that is representative of Latino people, LPB addresses issues of particular interest to Latino Americans.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
First-Person Storytelling
$100,000
2020

general support, $100,000 per year for three years (payment one of three, total grant amount $300,000)

Capital/Capacity
$75,000
2019

for LPB Transformation Project

First-Person Storytelling
$100,000
2019

general support, $100,000 per year for two years (payment two of two, total grant amount $200,000)

First-Person Storytelling
$100,000
2018

general support, $100,000 per year for two years (payment one of two, total grant amount $200,000)

First-Person Storytelling
$100,000
2017

general support

A strategic fund that invests in the most innovative and effective projects across Africa to recover lions and restore their habitat. One century ago there were 200,000 lions, today there are likely just over 20,000. It supports both site-based conservation in Africa and campaign strategies that build public, political, and philanthropic will for lion recovery.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
Animal Connection
$250,000
2020

the Lion Recovery Fund

Animal Connection
$250,000
2019

for the Lion Recovery Fund

Animal Connection
$500,000
2018

general support, $500,000 per year for two years (payment two of two, total grant amount $1,000,000)

Animal Connection
$500,000
2017

general support, $500,000 per year for two years (payment one of two, total grant amount $1,000,000)

A nonprofit organization focused on bridging divides through conversation. It develops and disperses materials to create conversational bridges across issues that divide and separate us. By providing self-guided conversation toolkits, it helps participants build relationships, generate understanding , and enable collaborative problem-solving.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
Areas of Exploration
$15,000
2020

Living Room Conversations

Responsive
$15,000
2020

Living Room Conversations, COVID-19 Rapid Response Funding

Areas of Exploration
$10,000
2019

Living Room Conversations

Areas of Exploration
$10,000
2018

Living Room Conversations

A documentary photography organization in New York City. Grounded in the premise that stories transform how we see the world, it supports a global network of social justice and human rights focused photographers, fostering diverse visual storytelling projects as a means to raise awareness, awaken empathy, mobilize action, and strengthen society.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
First-Person Storytelling
$75,000
2020

general support, $75,000 per year for three years (payment three of three, total grant amount $225,000)

First-Person Storytelling
$75,000
2019

general support, $75,000 per year for three years (payment two of three, total grant amount $225,000)

First-Person Storytelling
$75,000
2018

general support, $75,000 per year for three years (payment one of three total grant amount $225,000)

First-Person Storytelling
$75,000
2017

general support

First-Person Storytelling
$75,000
2016

general support

A nonprofit that uses Virtual Reality (VR) stories and project-based curricula to introduce young people to different cultures and engage them in global challenges we all face together. VR has the power to transform peer storytelling into immersive experiences that feel like personal interactions. Maiden Voyage's programs leverage this connection by encouraging the discovery of commonalities through first-person stories and innovative opportunities for learning, cross-cultural exchange and community action.
Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
First-Person Storytelling
$30,000
2019

general support

An ocean wildlife conservation nonprofit. It provides free education programs for more than 80,000 students and educators each year, working to inspire conservation of the ocean. In addition to giving voice to urgent ocean issues and vulnerable ocean species, it also conducts scientific research and runs conservation and education programs involving threatened species, including sea otters, tuna, and sharks.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
Animal Connection
$200,000
2020

general support, $200,000 per year for three years (payment three of three, total grant amount $600,000)

Family Giving
$100,000
2020

general support

Responsive
$1,000,000
2020

Special Aquarium Fund, COVID-19 Rapid Response Funding

Capital/Capacity
$1,000,000
2019

2019-2024 Comprehensive Campaign

Family Giving
$100,000
2019

general support

Animal Connection
$200,000
2019

general support, $200,000 per year for three years (payment two of three, total grant amount $600,000)

Animal Connection
$200,000
2018

general support, $200,000 per year for three years (payment one of three, total grant amount $600,000)

Family Giving
$100,000
2018

general support

Animal Connection
$200,000
2016

general support

A museum, set in Memphis Tennessee, that shares the culture and lessons from the American Civil Rights Movement. It examines today’s global civil and human rights issues, and provokes thoughtful debate and serves as a catalyst for positive social change. It is located at the former Lorraine Motel, where civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. Through interactive exhibits, historic collections, dynamic speakers, and special events, it offers visitors a chance to walk through history and learn more about a tumultuous and inspiring period of change.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
Areas of Exploration
$50,000
2020

general support, $50,000 per year for three years (payment one of three, total grant amount $150,000)

Areas of Exploration
$15,000
2019

general support

Areas of Exploration
$10,000
2018

general support

A Native-led philanthropic organization that promotes the revitalization, appreciation, and perpetuation of Native arts and cultures. It advances Native equity and cultural knowledge, focusing on the power of arts and collaboration to strengthen Native communities and create new paths of progress for American Indian, Native Hawaiian, and Alaska Native peoples in the U.S. The Foundation is continually searching for partnerships and ways to reach communities outside of the Native and indigenous populations and leverage the voices within.
Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
First-Person Storytelling
$15,000
2019

general support

A public media organization that promotes a deeper understanding of and appreciation for Pacific Islander themes, culture, and contemporary issues. Through support of productions, training and education, broadcast services, and community outreach, PIC works to bring the stories of Pacific Islanders to a national audience.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
First-Person Storytelling
$100,000
2020

general support

First-Person Storytelling
$75,000
2019

general support

First-Person Storytelling
$50,000
2018

general support

An American public broadcasting organization and media content distributor comprised of hundreds of member stations and a monthly reach of over 100 million people through television and digital platforms. It provides public access to educational experiences; to hear diverse viewpoints; and to take front row seats to world-class drama and performances. Its educational media helps prepare children for success in school and opens up the world to them in an age-appropriate way.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
Animal Connection
$200,000
2019

support for Wild Kratts programming, $200,000 per year for two years (payment two of two, total grant amount $400,000)

Animal Connection
$200,000
2018

support for Wild Kratts programming, $200,000 per year for two years (payment one of two, total grant amount $400,000)

A nationwide champion of writers and freedom of expression. Recognizing the written word as a tool of great power and great change, it brings together novelists, journalists, essayists, poets, translators, and more to create a network of advocates to inspire change in America and the world. It encourages discourse, diversity, and the spread of ideas with a focus on ensuring that everyone has the freedom to create, express, share, and access literature.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
First-Person Storytelling
$125,000
2020

general support, $125,000 per year for three years (payment three of three, total grant amount $375,000)

Responsive
$5,000
2020

Writers' Emergency Fund, COVID-19 Rapid Response Funding

First-Person Storytelling
$125,000
2019

general support, $125,000 per year for three years (payment two of three, total grant amount $375,000)

First-Person Storytelling
$125,000
2018

general support, $125,000 per year for three years (payment one of three total grant amount $375,000)

First-Person Storytelling
$125,000
2017

general support

First-Person Storytelling
$75,000
2016

general support

A companion animal organization in the Bay Area. It provides educational programs, pet assisted therapy, low-cost and free spay/neuter programs, cruelty investigation, animal adoptions, lost and found, low-cost microchipping and vaccinations, dog obedience training, animal behavior consultations, wildlife care and rehabilitation, foster care, underage kitten care, and pet loss support.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
Family Giving
$25,000
2020

general support, $25,000 per year for two years (payment one of two, total grant amount $50,000)

Animal Connection
$75,000
2019

general support, $75,000 per year for three years (payment three of three, total grant amount $225,000)

Animal Connection
$75,000
2018

general support, $75,000 per year for three years (payment two of three, total grant amount $225,000)

Animal Connection
$75,000
2017

general support, $75,000 per year for three years (payment one of three, total grant amount $225,000)

Animal Connection
$75,000
2016

general support

A no-kill animal organization in the Bay Area. It rescues dogs and cats from public kill shelters and finds them new homes. In an effort to reduce and ultimately end pet homelessness, it provides free spay and neuter services to the pets of any California resident. It provides mobile surgical and veterinary care to communities with high rates of chronic animal homelessness and abandonment.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
Responsive
$10,000
2020

Emergency Assistance Program, COVID-19 Rapid Response Funding

Family Giving
$25,000
2020

general support

Capital/Capacity
$25,000
2019

to support Palo Alto shelter transition costs

Family Giving
$25,000
2019

general support

Animal Connection
$75,000
2018

general support

Animal Connection
$75,000
2017

general support

Animal Connection
$50,000
2016

general support

The only national organization focused on providing emergency care to pets of the homeless population. Believing in the healing power of the human-animal bond, it coordinates pet food donation sites, free wellness clinics, emergency veterinary care, and pet sleeping crate delivery to homeless shelters.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
Animal Connection
$10,000
2020

general support, $10,000 per year for three years (payment three of three, total grant amount $30,000)

Animal Connection
$10,000
2019

general support, $10,000 per year for three years (payment two of three, total grant amount $30,000)

Animal Connection
$10,000
2018

general support, $10,000 per year for three years (payment one of three, total grant amount $30,000)

Animal Connection
$10,000
2017

general support

Animal Connection
$10,000
2016

general support

A New York based theater company that brings unheard community voices to the stage that are not often represented in traditional theater settings. It creates works of theater and art that explore the intersections of race, culture, history, and art; it also serves as an artistic incubator for projects and then seeks out producing and presenting partners to extend the range of these projects.
Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
First-Person Storytelling
$20,000
2019

general support

A companion animal crisis response organization. It works with law enforcement, local agencies, and animal organizations to shelter and care for animals displaced by natural disasters and human cruelty; provides financial assistance and emotional support to owners struggling with economic hardship; and offers educational programming to children to develop empathy and critical thinking skills by exploring the human-animal bond.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
Animal Connection
$25,000
2020

general support, $25,000 per year for three years (payment three of three, total grant amount $75,000)

Animal Connection
$25,000
2019

general support, $25,000 per year for three years (payment two of three, total grant amount $75,000)

Animal Connection
$25,000
2018

general support, $25,000 per year for three years (payment one of three, total grant amount $75,000)

Animal Connection
$20,000
2017

general support

Animal Connection
$10,000
2016

general support

A direct care animal organization serving rural and low-income communities across the US and abroad. It sets up temporary field clinics for the care of companion animals and provides community education for continued care. It helps thousands of vulnerable animals a year, offering basic healthcare, surgical care, and urgent care treatment. Its volunteers are veterinary and veterinary technician students, who are given the opportunity to engage in hands on clinic experience.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
Animal Connection
$75,000
2020

RAVS

Animal Connection
$50,000
2020

support for San Carlos Outreach Project, $50,000 per year for three years (payment three of three, total grant amount $150,000)

Animal Connection
$75,000
2019

general support, $75,000 per year for three years (payment three of three, total grant amount $225,000)

Animal Connection
$50,000
2019

support for San Carlos Outreach Project, $50,000 per year for three years (payment two of three, total grant amount $150,000)

Animal Connection
$75,000
2018

general support, $75,000 per year for three years (payment two of three, total grant amount $225,000)

Animal Connection
$50,000
2018

support for San Carlos Outreach Project Equipment/Supplies

Animal Connection
$50,000
2018

support for San Carlos Outreach Project, $50,000 per year for three years (payment one of three, total grant amount $150,000)

Animal Connection
$75,000
2017

general support, $75,000 per year for three years (payment one of three, total grant amount $225,000)

Animal Connection
$50,000
2016

general support

A research and conservation organization in Kenya, it works to secure a future for elephants in a rapidly changing world. To battle the current surge in ivory poaching, it identifies the most effective methods and partners to stop poaching, thwart traffickers, and end demand for ivory. As leaders in elephant science, it provides cutting-edge scientific insights into elephant behavior, intelligence, and long-distance migration, and applies them to the long-term challenges of elephant conservation.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
Animal Connection
$50,000
2020

Save the Elephants

Animal Connection
$50,000
2019

for Save the Elephants

Animal Connection
$50,000
2018

general support, $50,000 per year for two years (payment two of two, total grant amount $100,000)

Animal Connection
$50,000
2017

general support, $50,000 per year for two years (payment one of two, total grant amount $100,000)

Animal Connection
$50,000
2016

general support

A nonprofit dedicated to growing relationships between Muslim and Jewish women to fight hate, negative stereotyping and prejudice. Participants come together to engage in dialogue, socialization, social action projects, and activities to expand their knowledge of each other’s practices and beliefs. Chapters emphasize respect to build relationships across religious and cultural divides.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
Areas of Exploration
$15,000
2020

general support

Areas of Exploration
$15,000
2019

general support

Areas of Exploration
$5,000
2018

general support

A snow leopard conservation and research nonprofit in Central Asia. Its community-based conservation programs work to empower people who live in the cat's habitat to help protect their local wildlife and ecosystems. Its research team creates tools and technology to better monitor and study the snow leopard while its networks facilitate the exchange of scientifically sound information to further preservation efforts. It promotes the stories of both the snow leopards and the communities protecting them, to deepen the understanding and importance of these conservation efforts.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
Animal Connection
$50,000
2020

general support

Animal Connection
$50,000
2019

general support, $50,000 per year for two years (payment two of two, total grant amount $100,000)

Animal Connection
$50,000
2018

general support, $50,000 per year for two years (payment one of two, total grant amount $100,000)

Animal Connection
$50,000
2017

general support

Animal Connection
$50,000
2016

general support

A community nonprofit that harnesses the power of spoken word poetry, transformative dialogue, workshops, and deep listening as tools to build an equitable world through healing and justice. Working with individuals, communities, organizations, and institutions, it envisions a world where all people can confront and heal the wounds of difference, including race, gender, class, religion, national identity, and sexual orientation. Rather than treating differences as a source of division, it frames them as the source of our collective strength.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
Areas of Exploration
$10,000
2020

general support

Areas of Exploration
$5,000
2018

general support

A digital storytelling center based in Berkeley that believes listening deeply and sharing stories are tools to build a just and healthy world. It supports storytelling projects in vulnerable Bay Area communities and worldwide; runs workshops for telling and listening to emotionally honest stories; and explores the role of participatory media in social justice and beyond.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
First-Person Storytelling
$60,000
2020

general support, $60,000 per year for three years (payment three of three, total grant amount $180,000)

First-Person Storytelling
$60,000
2019

general support, $60,000 per year for three years (payment two of three, total grant amount $180,000)

First-Person Storytelling
$60,000
2018

general support, $60,000 per year for three years (payment one of three total grant amount $180,000)

First-Person Storytelling
$50,000
2017

general support

First-Person Storytelling
$50,000
2016

general support

A national storytelling organization. It preserves and shares humanity’s stories in order to build connections and create a more just and compassionate world. It provides people across the country the opportunity to record interviews about their lives, pass wisdom from one generation to the next, and leave a legacy for future generations in its archive at the Library of Congress. Through "One Small Step," it asks people with different political viewpoints to record interviews with each other to help people get to know each other as human beings and remember our common humanity.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
First-Person Storytelling
$500,000
2019

general support, $500,000 per year for two years (payment one of two, total grant amount $1,000,000)

First-Person Storytelling
$500,000
2018

general support, $500,000 per year for two years (payment two of two, total grant amount $1,000,000)

First-Person Storytelling
$500,000
2017

general support, $500,000 per year for two years (payment one of two, total grant amount $1,000,000)

First-Person Storytelling
$500,000
2016

general support

A playwriting project (Each One Reach One) for youth inside detention facilities in the Bay Area. It pairs incarcerated youth with mentors who work with them to write original plays, using non-human characters as metaphorical masks to tell personal stories. The exploration of stories without judgment and the final staged reading in front of an audience of families and community members empower youth to voice their experiences.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
First-Person Storytelling
$20,000
2018

support for Playwriting and TOTO, $20,000 per year for two years (payment two of two, total grant amount $40,000)

First-Person Storytelling
$20,000
2017

support for Playwriting and TOTO, $20,000 per year for two years (payment one of two, total grant amount $40,000)

First-Person Storytelling
$20,000
2016

support for Playwriting and Dance

An institute dedicated to the discovery and development of independent artists and audiences from the United States and around the world. It connects film, television, new media, and theater artists with audiences to present original voices, inspire new ideas, and create community around independent storytelling. Through mentorship, outreach, community-building, and research to investigate barriers and opportunities for diverse artists, it aims to reach the widest possible array of projects for support across its programs.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
First-Person Storytelling
$750,000
2019

general support, $750,000 per year for two years (payment one of two, total grant amount $1,500,000)

First-Person Storytelling
$1,000,000
2018

general support, $1,000,000 per year for two years (payment two of two, total grant amount $2,000,000)

First-Person Storytelling
$1,000,000
2017

general support, $1,000,000 per year for two years (payment one of two, total grant amount $2,000,000)

First-Person Storytelling
$1,000,000
2016

general support

An historical museum based in New York City. It preserves and interprets the history of immigration through the personal experiences of generations who settled in and built lives on Manhattan's Lower East Side, America's iconic immigrant neighborhood. The Museum forges emotional connections between visitors and immigrants past and present; and enhances appreciation for the profound role immigration has played and continues to play in shaping America's evolving national identity.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
Areas of Exploration
$50,000
2020

general support, $50,000 per year for three years (payment one of three, total grant amount $150,000)

Responsive
$150,000
2020

general support, COVID-19 Rapid Response Funding

Areas of Exploration
$25,000
2019

general support

Areas of Exploration
$15,000
2018

general support

A Community dialogue project prepared by The Smithsonian Institution. It aims to help people understand and counter their implicit biases and build capacity in communities to convene dialogue that will increase empathy and create more inclusive schools and workplaces. It will uncover the connections between implicit bias and group dynamics, how they can lead to explicit acts of bias and hatred by individuals and whole societies, and what we as individuals can do about it. Selected communities will will work with The Smithsonian alongside community leaders and teachers to develop a customized plan for community initiated programming on these issues. The Smithsonian will then provide the community with a 1,000 sq. ft. temporary exhibition for a pre-determined length of time, free of charge, to be the centerpiece of local activities.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
Areas of Exploration
$100,000
2019

support for The Bias Inside Us

Areas of Exploration
$50,000
2018

support for The Bias Inside Us

A nationwide wild animal care and rehabilitation organization. It coordinates and runs national advocacy campaigns, rescue operations, and a network of animal care facilities. Its enclosures are built for minimal human contact and offer room for same-species interaction. It works with abandoned young animals to teach species-specific skills so they can eventually be reintroduced into their natural environments.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
Animal Connection
$75,000
2020

general support

Animal Connection
$75,000
2019

general support, $75,000 per year for two years (payment two of two, total grant amount $150,000)

Animal Connection
$75,000
2018

general support, $75,000 per year for two years (payment one of two, total grant amount $150,000)

Animal Connection
$75,000
2017

general support

Animal Connection
$75,000
2016

general support

A creative intervention that uses documentary storytelling to empower marginalized youth with invaluable opportunities to explore selfhood, identity, and personal power of voice. It invests in empathy building practices that catalyze community-driven social change.
Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
First-Person Storytelling
$10,000
2019

The Identity Project

A global community conservation organization that advances the vision and work of Dr. Jane Goodall. It leads a movement of conservation for the common good—one that builds on our connections to each other, our fellow species, and the natural world we all share. Across its programs and reach, JGI works to inspire individual action to protect the world, humans and animals alike.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
Animal Connection
$100,000
2020

general support, $100,000 per year for two years (payment one of two, total grant amount $200,000)

Animal Connection
$100,000
2019

general support, $100,000 per year for three years (payment three of three, total grant amount $300,000)

Animal Connection
$100,000
2018

general support, $100,000 per year for three years (payment two of three, total grant amount $300,000)

Animal Connection
$100,000
2017

general support, $100,000 per year for three years (payment one of three, total grant amount $300,000)

Animal Connection
$100,000
2016

general support

An international theater laboratory based in New York City. It empowers playwrights financially, professionally, and artistically to explore what they choose. It champions voices and perspectives that have been historically misrepresented and under-resourced by the theater field by providing development opportunities, resources, and connections in the theater community.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
First-Person Storytelling
$75,000
2020

general support

First-Person Storytelling
$75,000
2019

general support, $75,000 per year for two years (payment two of two, total grant amount $150,000)

First-Person Storytelling
$75,000
2018

general support, $75,000 per year for two years (payment one of two, total grant amount $150,000)

First-Person Storytelling
$75,000
2017

general support

First-Person Storytelling
$75,000
2016

general support

A nonprofit devoted to the art and craft of storytelling. Built on the principle that sharing personal experiences prompts us to see each other's storied complexity, it inspires a worldwide community of courageous storytellers and connects them to compassionate listeners. It uncovers and elevates stories that are often overlooked, reinforcing our shared humanity.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
First-Person Storytelling
$150,000
2020

general support, $150,000 per year for two years (payment two of two, total grant amount $300,000)

First-Person Storytelling
$150,000
2019

general support, $150,000 per year for two years (payment one of two, total grant amount $300,000)

First-Person Storytelling
$70,000
2019

for the Pop Up Porch Pilot

First-Person Storytelling
$150,000
2018

general support, $150,000 per year for two years (payment two of two, total grant amount $300,000)

First-Person Storytelling
$150,000
2017

general support, $150,000 per year for two years (payment one of two, total grant amount $300,000)

First-Person Storytelling
$150,000
2016

general support

A coalition of national arts grantmakers that created an emergency initiative offering financial and informational resources to U.S. artists during the COVID-19 crisis.  

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
Responsive
$50,000
2020

Artist Relief Fund - COVID-19, COVID-19 Rapid Response Funding

A wildlife and wilderness conservation organization in East Africa. Its key programs include anti-poaching initiatives, mobile veterinary units, aerial surveillance teams, habitat protection, and local community education. Its “Orphans' Project” raises orphaned rhinos and elephants with the goal of eventually reintegrating them into the wild.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
Animal Connection
$50,000
2020

general support, $50,000 in 2020 and $75,000 in 2021. (payment one of two, total grant amount $125,000)

Animal Connection
$50,000
2019

general support, $50,000 per year for two years (payment two of two, total grant amount $100,000)

Animal Connection
$50,000
2018

general support, $50,000 per year for two years (payment one of two, total grant amount $100,000)

Animal Connection
$75,000
2017

general support

Animal Connection
$75,000
2016

general support

A national immigrant youth-led community fighting for justice and dignity at the local, state, and federal level. It empowers young people to make their voices heard and win, helping them show politicians and the country that their #HomeisHere.

Although the Supreme Court blocked the current administration's attack on the DACA program, there is still no permanent solution for Dreamers. They are our neighbors, teachers, students, friends, lawyers, caregivers, and doctors and should feel safe and welcome in the U.S. -- in their home. Now is the time for Congress to step up and not only protect 700,000+ DACA recipients and their families but provide a pathway to citizenship for all undocumented immigrants.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
Good Fight Grants
$50,000
2020

Home Is Here Campaign

A nonprofit that utilizes the power of film to educate, inspire, and engage audiences, transcending Utah's political, geographic, cultural, and religious boundaries to highlight human experiences from around the world. Each of the Film Center’s programs - film programming, media education, and artist support - uses film to facilitate human connections. It collaborates with various community organizations to promote a diversity of ideas, to provide forums for underrepresented groups, and to develop new audiences for film.
Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
First-Person Storytelling
$15,000
2019

general support

A public media organization devoted to empowering and engaging Native People to tell stories. It creates programming, preserves tribal media archives, produces classroom tools, and supports contemporary and historic stories. It works to counteract a history of cultural appropriation and negative portrayals to the outside world. It celebrates Native culture, heritage, wisdom, sacred stories, and the storyteller while promoting diversity in cultures, peoples, and programming across the country.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
First-Person Storytelling
$100,000
2020

general support, $100,000 per year for three years (payment one of three, total grant amount $300,000)

First-Person Storytelling
$100,000
2019

general support, $100,000 per year for two years (payment two of two, total grant amount $200,000)

First-Person Storytelling
$100,000
2018

general support, $100,000 per year for two years (payment one of two, total grant amount $200,000)

First-Person Storytelling
$100,000
2017

general support

First-Person Storytelling
$100,000
2016

general support

A nonprofit that advances human rights by amplifying the voices of people impacted by and fighting against injustice. Through an oral book series and educational programming, VOW emphasizes the importance of  listening to and learning from the firsthand experiences of marginalized communities. Its stories build empathy that fosters critical inquiry into and understanding of seldom-heard stories.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
First-Person Storytelling
$100,000
2019
general support, $150,000 in 2019 and $100,000 in 2020 (payment two of two scheduled to be released in 2020, total grant amount $250,000)
First-Person Storytelling
$150,000
2019

general support, $150,000 in 2019 and $100,000 in 2020 (payment one of two, total grant amount $250,000)

First-Person Storytelling
$150,000
2018

general support, $150,000 per year for two years (payment two of two, total grant amount $300,000)

First-Person Storytelling
$150,000
2017

general support, $150,000 per year for two years (payment one of two, total grant amount $300,000)

First-Person Storytelling
$100,000
2016

general support

A grassroots organization that produces and promotes literature that reflects and honors the lives of all young people. It works to put more books featuring diverse characters into the hands of all children through partnerships, including Title I schools and Scholastic.  It also helps to support the pipeline for more diverse authors and illustrators by providing awards, grants, and internship programs.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
Areas of Exploration
$45,000
2020

general support, $45,000 per year for two years (payment one of two, total grant amount $90,000)

Responsive
$5,000
2020

Emergency Fund for Diverse Creatives in Children’s Publishing, COVID-19 Rapid Response Funding

Areas of Exploration
$15,000
2019

general support

Areas of Exploration
$5,000
2018

general support

A global dolphin and whale conservation organization. WDC aims to amaze people with the wonder of whales and dolphins and inspire global action to protect them. Using research, advocacy, and education, the organization emphasizes the importance of conserving and protecting the ocean and its inhabitants.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
Animal Connection
$30,000
2020

general support, $30,000 for 2020 and $25,000 for 2021 (payment one of two, total grant amount $55,000)

Animal Connection
$30,000
2019

general support, $30,000 per year for two years (payment two of two, total grant amount $60,000)

Animal Connection
$30,000
2018

general support, $30,000 per year for two years (payment one of two, total grant amount $60,000)

Animal Connection
$30,000
2017

general support

Animal Connection
$30,000
2016

general support

A global media-based poaching awareness program. It reduces the underlying demand for poached animals and animal products through public education and outreach. Its main programs focus on elephants, rhinos, sharks, tigers, mantas, and pangolins -- animals most at-risk for poaching. It also has initiatives targeting the issues surrounding climate change and marine protection.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
Animal Connection
$100,000
2020

general support, $100,000 per year for three years (payment three of three, total grant amount $300,000)

Animal Connection
$100,000
2019

general support, $100,000 per year for three years (payment two of three, total grant amount $300,000)

Animal Connection
$100,000
2018

general support, $100,000 per year for three years (payment one of three, total grant amount $300,000)

Animal Connection
$75,000
2017

general support

Animal Connection
$75,000
2016

general support

A global animal protection organization. It provides independent wildlife conservationists with the tools, technical assistance, critical funding, and development support that they need to succeed. Its partners are among the world’s leading independent wildlife conservationists. It supports collaborations with fellow field-based NGOs, community conservancies, governments, and other stakeholders to enact bold systems changes to save endangered wildlife around the world.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
Animal Connection
$50,000
2020

general support

Animal Connection
$100,000
2020

programs of most need

Animal Connection
$50,000
2019

general support

Animal Connection
$100,000
2019

to support programs of most need

Animal Connection
$50,000
2018

general support, $50,000 per year for two years (payment two of two, total grant amount $100,000)

Animal Connection
$100,000
2018

support for programs of most need, $100,000 per year for two years (payment two of two, total grant amount $200,000)

Animal Connection
$50,000
2017

general support, $50,000 per year for two years (payment one of two, total grant amount $100,000)

Animal Connection
$100,000
2017

support for community conservation programs of most need, $100,000 per year for two years (payment one of two, total grant amount $200,000)

A sanctuary for injured, orphaned, or abused wild animals in Half Moon Bay, CA. It provides lifetime care, including quality nutrition, health care, and behavioral enrichment, for over 50 non-releasable wild animals. It also works to inspire curiosity, empathy, and awe in future stewards of the earth through extensive school engagement programs about wild animals.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
Animal Connection
$60,000
2020

general support

Animal Connection
$60,000
2019

general support, $60,000 per year for three years (payment three of three, total grant amount $180,000)

Animal Connection
$60,000
2018

general support, $60,000 per year for three years (payment two of three, total grant amount $180,000)

Animal Connection
$60,000
2017

general support, $60,000 per year for three years (payment one of three, total grant amount $180,000)

Animal Connection
$50,000
2016

general support

A global animal welfare organization. Its goal is to end needless animal suffering. Its programs are specific and varied, including working to end the culling of stray dogs by encouraging sterilization of companion animals; offering support in disaster zones by treating ill and injured animals; and helping local communities create plans to save their animals in the case of a natural disaster.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
Animal Connection
$75,000
2020

general support, $75,000 per year for three years (payment three of three, total grant amount $225,000)

Animal Connection
$75,000
2019

general support, $75,000 per year for three years (payment two of three, total grant amount $225,000)

Animal Connection
$75,000
2018

general support, $75,000 per year for three years (payment one of three, total grant amount $225,000)

Animal Connection
$75,000
2017

general support

Animal Connection
$75,000
2016

general support

A worldwide conservation organization. Its Protecting Ocean Pathways in the Mexican Pacific project is a community conservation program in the Gulf of California. It works to engage local communities as allies in viewing megafauna both as a source of pride and as an economic asset. Through involving citizens in monitoring species and working with communities to model best practices in ecotourism and protected area management, the program works towards the long term goal of building a body of scientific evidence and proven strategies that can be leveraged to protect the Gulf’s marine species and their habitats as they migrate throughout the region.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
Animal Connection
$84,000
2019

for Protecting Ocean Pathways in the Mexican Pacific, $60,600 for year one and $84,000 for year two (payment two of two, total grant amount $144,600)

Animal Connection
$60,600
2018

for Protecting Ocean Pathways in the Mexican Pacific, $60,600 for year one, $84,000 for year two (payment one of two, total grant amount $144,600)

Animal Connection
$25,000
2016

support for Fresh Water program

A San Francisco-based youth storytelling and empowerment organization. It creates spaces, both in person and virtually, that challenge youth to find and present their voices through arts education and youth development practices, civic engagement strategies, and artistic presentations. It produces local and national poetry slams, festivals, and readings, alongside a slate of arts-in-education programs.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
First-Person Storytelling
$125,000
2020

general support, $125,000 per year for two years (payment one of two, total grant amount $250,000)

First-Person Storytelling
$125,000
2019

general support, $125,000 per year for two years (payment two of two, total grant amount $250,000)

First-Person Storytelling
$125,000
2018

general support, $125,000 per year for two years (payment one of two, total grant amount $250,000)

First-Person Storytelling
$100,000
2017

general support

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