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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 science center based at UC Berkeley. It provides a bridge between the research community and the general public. Its scholars study the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being and its site provides 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.

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 organization that develops and disperses materials to create conversational bridges across issues that divide and separate us. It provides an easy structure for engaging in friendly yet meaningful conversation with those with whom we may not agree. These conversations increase understanding, reveal common ground, and sometimes even allow us to discuss possible solutions. The modern world no longer limits our place for speaking to a physical location and we live our lives in our communities and online: our living room is wherever we find ourselves connecting with others.

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

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 nationwide champion of writers and of 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
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 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

A museum that preserves and interprets the history of immigration through the personal experiences of the generations of newcomers who settled in and built lives on Manhattan's Lower East Side, America's iconic immigrant neighborhood; 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
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 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 a partnership with Scholastic Book Club.  It also focuses on providing books to Title 1 and other schools with large low-income populations.

Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
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

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