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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 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

Stories
$75,000
2020

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

Stories
$75,000
2019

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

Stories
$75,000
2018

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

Stories
$75,000
2017

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

Stories
$50,000
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
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 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

Stories
$25,000
2020

general support

Stories
$50,000
2019

general support

Stories
$60,000
2018

general support

Stories
$60,000
2017

support for De Novo

Stories
$50,000
2016

support for gUN COUNTRY

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

Stories
$75,000
2020

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

Stories
$75,000
2019

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

Stories
$75,000
2018

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

Stories
$75,000
2017

general support

Stories
$75,000
2016

general support

Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security

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

Los Altos Community Foundation

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
Responsive
$1,507,000
2020

Special Fund for the Aquarium, COVID-19 Rapid Response Funding

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 Fund for the Aquarium, 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 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
Stories
$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

Stories
$125,000
2019

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

Stories
$125,000
2018

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

Stories
$125,000
2017

general support

Stories
$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 community foundation that provides leadership, expertise, and capital to help address challenging social issues in the region. It shapes critical public policy issues, partners with nonprofit groups advancing the best ideas, and directs resources swiftly and strategically toward unforeseen needs. In partnership with Social Finance, it is piloting a recoverable grants program that will make grants in affordable housing, small business support, clean energy, and other opportunities to accelerate a more equitable COVID-19 recovery throughout the greater San Francisco Bay Area.
Giving Areas Amount
Year
Purpose
Responsive
$1,000,000
2020

community endowment

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
Responsive
$1,000,000
2020

general support

Stories
$500,000
2020
general support, $500,000 per year for two years (payment two of two, total grant amount $1,000,000)
Stories
$500,000
2019

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

Stories
$500,000
2018

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

Stories
$500,000
2017

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

Stories
$500,000
2016

general support

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
Responsive
$1,500,000
2020

general support

Stories
$750,000
2020
general support, $750,000 per year for two years (payment two of two, total grant amount $1,500,000)
Stories
$750,000
2019

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

Stories
$1,000,000
2018

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

Stories
$1,000,000
2017

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

Stories
$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
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 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
Responsive
$500,000
2020

general support

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

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
2021
Artist Relief Fund, COVID-19 Rapid Response Funding
Responsive
$50,000
2020

Artist Relief Fund, COVID-19 Rapid Response Funding

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 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
Responsive
$50,000
2020

Emergency Elephant Funding, COVID-19 Rapid Response Funding

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

Youth United for Community Action

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