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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
2021
general support, $150,000 in 2021 and $200,000 in 2022 (payment one of two, total grant amount $350,000)
Responsive
$1,000,000
2020

COVID-19 responsive regranting program for libraries

Stories
$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 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
Stories
$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 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
Areas of Exploration
$75,000
2021
Greater Good Science Center, $75,000 per year for three years (payment one of three, total grant amount $225,000)
Responsive
$25,000
2020

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

Areas of Exploration
$50,000
2020

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 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
Stories
$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

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
Stories
$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 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
Stories
$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 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
Stories
$15,000
2020

general support

Areas of Exploration
$15,000
2019

general support

Areas of Exploration
$5,000
2018

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
Stories
$50,000
2021
general support, $50,000 per year for three years (payment two of three, total grant amount $150,000)
Responsive
$500,000
2020

97 Orchard Street stabilization project / Joseph Moore exhibit expansion

Stories
$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 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
Stories
$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 worldwide conservation organization. WWF shares the belief that elevating stories from communities grounded in their interconnectedness with wildlife and the environment has the power to inspire humans to care deeply for all life on Earth and, as a result, protect it. The organization's expansive global network ensures the amplification of these stories will transcend borders.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
Areas of Exploration
$100,000
2021
Wolakota Rosebud Bison Project, $100,000 per year for two years (payment one of two, total grant amount $200,000)
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

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