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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.
Civic Nation Civic Nation
Washington, DC
$50,000
Project Support
All In Campus Democracy Challenge, a national, nonpartisan initiative to increase student voter turnout and democratic engagement by providing college campuses with resources and support to develop civic engagement plans.
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.
Every Voice Center Every Voice Center
Washington, DC
$35,000
Project Support
To provide accessible messages, tools, activities, and case studies for partners and allies to advocate for small donor public financing of elections.
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.
William J Brennan Jr Center For Justice Inc William J Brennan Jr Center For Justice Inc
New York, NY
$50,000
Project Support
To reduce the influence of money in politics by defending campaign finance laws that are under attack in the courts and developing legal strategies to counter the power of special interests in the US political system.

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.
Spark SF Public Schools Spark SF Public Schools
San Francisco, CA
$50,000
Project Support
Bayview Summer Literacy Enrichment project, to support struggling readers in Pre-K through 3rd grade through guided reading instruction, parent workshops, and enrichment-based out-of-school time activities during summer 2018.
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.
Corporate Accountability Corporate Accountability
Boston, MA
$50,000
Project Support
To build support for bottled water bans at National Parks throughout the country.
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 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.
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives
Berkeley, CA
$30,000
Project Support
Protect Recycling Project, to strengthen market incentives for increasing recycling, reducing waste, and designing responsible products.
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.
Health Care Without Harm Health Care Without Harm
Reston, VA
$50,000
Project Support
To promote sustainability strategies at US hospitals to influence the demand and supply of safer chemicals, materials, and products.
Institute For Local Self Reliance Institute For Local Self Reliance
Washington, DC
$35,000
Project Support
To develop resources to create a diverse, community-based composting sector that diverts food and yard waste from landfills, reduces methane emissions, creates healthy soil, sequesters carbon, and provides educational opportunities and jobs.
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.
Smith River Alliance Inc Smith River Alliance Inc
Crescent City, CA
$35,000
Project Support
To stop a proposed strip mine in the headwaters of the Smith River on the California/Oregon border and work toward long-term protection of the watershed.
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.
Women’s Voices for the Earth Women’s Voices for the Earth
Missoula, MT
$25,000
Project Support
Safe Cleaning Products Initiative, to shift the cleaning products industry toward safe ingredients and advocate for policies that prohibit the use of harmful chemicals.

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. $500,000 paid over 3 years.
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.
Jewish Community Relations Council Of San Francisco Marin & Peninsula Jewish Community Relations Council Of San Francisco Marin & Peninsula
San Francisco, CA
$250,000
Project Support
Build Acceptance of Jewish Ideals: Democracy, Social Justice, and Israel, to support a campaign that advocates for a two-state solution in Israel, works to combat anti-Semitism, promotes civil society, and fights injustice through an Invest in Peace initiative.
Urban Adamah Urban Adamah
Berkeley, CA
$75,000
Project Support
To enable the organization to expand programmatic offerings at their new site in Berkeley, California.

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 Federation of America Planned Parenthood Federation of America
New York, NY
$100,000
Project Support
To provide training, technical support, and financial assistance to help Planned Parenthood clinics protect their patients, staff, and facilities from anti-abortion violence and harassment.
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)
Stern Grove Festival Association Stern Grove Festival Association
San Francisco, CA
$50,000
Project Support
Experimental Concert Underwriting.

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