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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
Responsive
$2,000,000
2021

COVID-19 responsive regranting program for libraries

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

Areas of Exploration
$150,000
2020

general support

Areas of Exploration
$75,000
2019

general support

Areas of Exploration
$50,000
2019

Great Stories Club (GSC)

Areas of Exploration
$50,000
2018

Great Stories Club (GSC)

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
Stories
$25,000
2021

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

Responsive
$25,000
2020

a pivot to podcasting, COVID-19 Rapid Response Funding

Stories
$25,000
2020

general support

Areas of Exploration
$50,000
2019

general support

Stories
$60,000
2018

general support

Stories
$60,000
2017

De Novo

Stories
$50,000
2016

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
Stories
$75,000
2021

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

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

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
$25,000
2021

Living Room Conversations, $25,000 per year for two years (payment one of two, total grant amount $50,000)

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

Stories
$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
Responsive
$2,000,000
2021

general support

Animal Connection
$250,000
2021

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

Board Directed
$100,000
2021

David Packard Award event

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)

Board Directed
$100,000
2020

general support

Responsive
$1,000,000
2020

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

One Time Gifts
$1,000,000
2019

2019-2024 Comprehensive Campaign

Board Directed
$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)

Board Directed
$100,000
2018

general support, Tegan Acton MBA board gift

Animal Connection
$200,000
2018

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

One Time Gifts
$2,000,000
2017

capital campaign for the new Animal Care Center

Animal Connection
$200,000
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
Family Giving
$20,000
2021

general support, $20,000 in 2021, $15,000 in 2022, and $10,000 in 2023 (payment one of three, total grant amount $45,000)

Responsive
$10,000
2020

Emergency Assistance Program, COVID-19 Rapid Response Funding

Family Giving
$25,000
2020

general support

One Time Gifts
$25,000
2019

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 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 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

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