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Democracy And Civil Liberties

Alliance for Youth Organizing Alliance for Youth Organizing
Washington, DC
$50,000
Project Support
To promote policy changes that make voting easier and more appealing to young people and expand programs to increase youth voter turnout nationally.
Campaign to Keep Guns Off Campus Campaign to Keep Guns Off Campus
Croton Falls, NY
$25,000
Project Support
To provide education, organize students and faculty, and create resources for campus-based and gun violence prevention groups to defeat policies that force colleges and universities to allow guns on campus.
Democracy Initiative Education Fund Democracy Initiative Education Fund
Washington, DC
$85,000
Project Support
To provide communications tools for a coalition of civil rights, environmental, good government, and labor organizations working to improve and protect democracy in the US.
Demos Demos
New York, NY
$50,000
Project Support
Addressing the Role of Money in Politics, to expose the problems associated with money in politics and its connection to the economy and to build support for solutions.
Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence
Washington, DC
$60,000
Project Support
Monitor the implementation of California’s gun violence restraining order and compile findings for dissemination to other states.
MapLight MapLight
Berkeley, CA
$35,000
Project Support
Secret Money Watch, to support a website that identifies sources of secret money in politics and to develop in-depth media coverage of the topic.
Southern Poverty Law Center Southern Poverty Law Center
Montgomery, AL
$100,000
Project Support
To track the activities of domestic hate groups and other extremists, publish investigative reports, train law enforcement officers and share key intelligence, and offer expert analysis to the media and public.

Education And Literacy

Frontline Frontline
Boston, MA
$50,000
Project Support
Digital Video Unit, to expand digital and social media video by creating content in response to breaking news and increasing coverage to include original, digital-exclusive reporting.
KQED KQED
San Francisco, CA
$20,000
Project Support
District Partnership Program, to help San Francisco Unified School District educators integrate technology into their teaching through digital storytelling.
Tandem, Partners In Early Learning Tandem, Partners In Early Learning
San Francisco, CA
$25,000
Project Support
Community Capacity Building at University of California, San Francisco, to engage pediatric medical staff and volunteers in supporting pediatric patients’ early language and literacy development.
UCSF Fresno Center for Medical Education & Research UCSF Fresno Center for Medical Education & Research
San Francisco, CA
$100,000
Project Support
Resident Wellness, to expand and formalize a comprehensive resident wellness program for all residents in the physician training program.
University of California, Berkeley University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
$50,000
Project Support
Emergency Campaign for the Undocumented Student Program, to support the acute needs of undocumented students during this period of heightened uncertainty through expanded services and resources.

Environment

As You Sow As You Sow
Oakland, CA
$25,000
Project Support
To pressure major consumer-goods brands to commit to making their packaging recyclable and to take an active role in improving existing recycling markets and infrastructure.
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
Philadelphia, PA
$36,000
Project Support
Turning the Page on Campus Paper Use, to provide 10 to 12 higher education institutions with training and support to implement behavior-based campaigns to reduce paper consumption.
Center For Biological Diversity Center For Biological Diversity
Tucson, AZ
$50,000
Project Support
Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Aircraft, to require the EPA to regulate aircraft greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act through litigation.
Center For Environmental Health Center For Environmental Health
Oakland, CA
$30,000
Project Support
To create market pressure for safer products by providing scientifically-credible information on the human health effects of bisphenol A in canned foods and strategies to avoid their use.
Environmental Paper Network Environmental Paper Network
Asheville, NC
$50,000
Project Support
To increase the use of environmentally responsible papers, advance sustainable paper industry practices, and reduce wasteful paper usage by updating, improving, and promoting paper resources and tools.
Friends of the River Friends of the River
Sacramento, CA
$25,000
Project Support
To coordinate environmental organizations, tribes, fishing groups, businesses, and landowners to advocate for water solutions for California that will create a sustainable, balanced, diverse, and reliable water supply.
Green America Green America
Washington, DC
$50,000
Project Support
Skip the Slip, to analyze the environmental impacts of paper receipt waste, propose economically-viable solutions to businesses to end their use of paper receipts, and engage consumers in taking action.
Northern California Environmental Grassroots Fund Northern California Environmental Grassroots Fund
Oakland, CA
$50,000
Project Support
To support and nurture small groups working on critical environmental issues throughout Northern California.
Pesticide Action Network North America Pesticide Action Network North America
Oakland, CA
$35,000
Project Support
To design and implement a campaign to expand the market for the Equitable Food Initiative, a certification process for produce operations that addresses pesticide use and food and worker safety.
Product Stewardship Institute Product Stewardship Institute
Boston, MA
$20,000
Project Support
Reduce Production of Phone Books, to promote a phone book opt-out toolkit and encourage phone book opt-out campaigns by government agencies and organizations.
Silicon Climate Silicon Climate
Pleasanton, CA
$25,000
Project Support
To build the capacity of Silicon Climate and its programs that support tech entrepreneurs addressing climate change.
Story of Stuff Project Story of Stuff Project
Berkeley, CA
$35,000
Project Support
Catalog Choice Technology Development, to support technology enhancements and marketing efforts for a service to cancel catalogs and other types of paper junk mail.
Tuolumne River Trust Tuolumne River Trust
San Francisco, CA
$25,000
Project Support
Revive the Tuolumne, to reverse damage to the river by increasing the amount of water flowing down the river and into the San Francisco Bay-Delta.
Urban Habitat Program Urban Habitat Program
Oakland, CA
$35,000
Project Support
To lay the foundation for public, community, and private sector partnerships to advance a new series of on-demand transportation solutions that meet community needs without disrupting public transit.

Health And Recreation

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America
San Francisco, CA
$25,000
Project Support
To upgrade the Power of Two program and better enable patients and caregivers to connect to others who share similar experiences.

Jewish Community

Berkeley Hillel Berkeley Hillel
Berkeley, CA
$500,000
Capital Support
Capital Campaign, to enable Berkeley Hillel to redesign and renovate its facility to better serve students and the community. More information:
Berkeley Hillel Berkeley Hillel
Berkeley, CA
$70,000
Project Support
Jewish Leadership and Engagement Fellowships, for students to hone their leadership skills and develop and implement programs for their peers.
Fair Trade Judaica Fair Trade Judaica
El Cerrito, CA
$25,000
Project Support
To provide capacity-building support to organization working to ensure that Jewish ritual objects and holiday food items are produced in adherence with fair trade standards.
Institute for Curriculum Services Institute for Curriculum Services
San Francisco, CA
$50,000
Project Support
California Textbook Adoption Project, to address and mitigate misinformation, errors, and bias related to Jews, Judaism, and Israel in California school textbooks.

Reproductive Health And Rights

Center for Reproductive Rights Center for Reproductive Rights
New York, NY
$100,000
Project Support
Litigation to Support and Protect Abortion Providers and Patients, to ensure access to abortion services by litigating cases in the US that challenge barriers to abortion provider training and restrictions on the types of physicians who can provide abortion care.
Lady Parts Justice League Lady Parts Justice League
Brooklyn, NY
$50,000
Project Support
Abortion Clinic Support Project, to galvanize volunteers to provide support to abortion clinics.
National Abortion Federation National Abortion Federation
Washington, DC
$90,000
Project Support
Security and Safe Access Program, to help reproductive health clinics and providers counter anti-abortion harassment and violence.
National Network of Abortion Funds National Network of Abortion Funds
Boston, MA
$15,000
Project Support
National Coordinated Data Systems Project, to build the capacity of abortion funding groups to respond more efficiently and effectively to requests for financial assistance from women in need.
Planned Parenthood Northern California Planned Parenthood Northern California
Concord, CA
$75,000
Project Support
To provide support for the San Francisco Clinic.
Resources for Abortion Delivery Resources for Abortion Delivery
Washington, DC
$100,000
Project Support
Loan and Grant Program, to provide loans and grants to buttress independent healthcare centers that offer abortion services.

Sf Bay Area Institutions And Projects

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
$1,000,000
Project Support
Contemporary Support Circle, to foster the development of contemporary art projects, including new exhibitions, installations, performances, multimedia projects, and outreach programs. $1,000,000 over four years (2017-2020)

Special Projects And Initiatives

American Jewish World Service American Jewish World Service
New York, NY
$25,000
Relief Efforts
Mexico Earthquake Recovery Efforts.
Center for Disaster Philanthropy Center for Disaster Philanthropy
Washington, DC
$150,000
Relief Efforts
2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season Recovery Fund.
Community Foundation Sonoma County Community Foundation Sonoma County
Santa Rosa, CA
$25,000
Relief Efforts
Sonoma County Resilience Fund, to address the county’s mid- to long-term recovery and rebuilding needs in the wake of the 2017 Northern California wildfires, with a special focus on helping the hardest hit communities.
Napa Valley Community Foundation Napa Valley Community Foundation
Napa, CA
$25,000
Relief Efforts
Disaster Relief Fund, to provide immediate and long-term disaster relief support to victims of the 2017 Northern California wildfires