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A chimpanzee sanctuary in Louisiana. It provides a home to over 200 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.

Amount
Year
Purpose
Giving Areas
$100,000
2019

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

Animal Connection
$200,000
2018

for the Expansion Campaign

Capital/Capacity
$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

Animal Connection

A socially engaged arts organization based in Oakland. Recognizing the role of artists in inciting conversations and inventing new ways of thinking, it invests in creative work that highlights the complexity, nuance, and beauty of communities too often rendered criminal or invisible. It works toward a just world rooted in a sense of shared humanity. 

Amount
Year
Purpose
Giving Areas
$200,000
2019

for growth campaign

Capital/Capacity
$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

First-Person Storytelling

A developer, producer, and distributor of non-commercial educational and cultural media that is representative of Latino people or addresses issues of particular interest to Latino Americans. By acting as a minority consortium, it provides a voice to the diverse Latino community on public media throughout the United States.

Amount
Year
Purpose
Giving Areas
$75,000
2019

for LPB Transformation Project

Capital/Capacity
$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

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.

Amount
Year
Purpose
Giving Areas
$1,000,000
2019

2019-2024 Comprehensive Campaign

Capital/Capacity
$100,000
2019

general support

Family Giving
$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)

Animal Connection
$100,000
2018

general support, Tegan Acton MBA board gift

Family Giving
$200,000
2016

general support

Animal Connection

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.

Amount
Year
Purpose
Giving Areas
$25,000
2019

to support Palo Alto shelter transition costs

Capital/Capacity
$25,000
2019

general support

Family Giving
$75,000
2018

general support

Animal Connection
$75,000
2017

general support

Animal Connection
$50,000
2016

general support

Animal Connection

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