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Democracy And Civil Liberties

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.
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.
Nonprofit Vote Nonprofit Vote
Cambridge, MA
$70,000

Project Support
To partner with organizations in six states to promote voter engagement programs that predominately reach low-income women, people of color, and young voters served by nonprofits.
Sojourners Sojourners
Washington, DC
$75,000

Project Support
Lawyers and Collars Voter Engagement and Protection Program, an interfaith effort in seven states to involve faith leaders in election education and protection.
Trace Media Inc Trace Media Inc
Brooklyn, NY
$75,000

Project Support
The Kids Who Aren’t Coming Back, to engage high school student journalists in researching and writing profiles of children fatally shot during the year following the Parkland school shooting, documenting the role of gun violence in the child’s death.
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

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.

Environment

Dogwood Alliance Dogwood Alliance
Asheville, NC
$50,000

Project Support
Our Forests Aren’t Fuel, to stop the use of trees as an industrial fuel source by pushing back threats and developing true renewable energy alternatives through advocacy, communications, and coalition building.
Earthworks Earthworks
Washington, DC
$80,000

Project Support
Making Clean Energy Clean, to ensure that the transition to renewable energy sources is driven by responsibly sourced minerals that minimizes the need for new extraction.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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

Tennis Coalition of San Francisco Tennis Coalition of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
$6,000,000

Capital Support
Support for Phase II of the Golden Gate Park Tennis Center capital project. $6,000,000 over six years (2019-2024).
Youth on Course Youth on Course
Pebble Beach, CA
$100,000

Project Support
Capacity Building, to support the organization's continued growth and increase opportunities for under-served youth to build life skills through golf.

Jewish Community

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.
Jewish Learning Works Jewish Learning Works
San Francisco, CA
$30,000

Project Support
Voices for Good, to provide professional development opportunities for Jewish educators in the Bay Area.
Shalom Hartman Institute of North America Shalom Hartman Institute of North America
New York, NY
$50,000

Project Support
Beit Midrash for Courageous Communal Leadership in the Bay Area, to provide Jewish communal leaders with conceptual and practical tools to help them respond to the growing political pressures and create opportunities for civil discourse. 
Urban Adamah Urban Adamah
Berkeley, CA
$100,000

Capital Support
Phase III of Capital Campaign to help Jewish environmental education organization build program facilities on its new site.

Reproductive Health And Rights

ACLU Foundation of Northern California ACLU Foundation of Northern California
San Francisco, CA
$75,000

Project Support
Increasing Access to Abortion in California, to inform consumers, medical provider, and stakeholders that access to comprehensive healthcare is being eroded by the influx of religiously-based hospitals.
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.

Sf Bay Area Institutions And Projects

Stern Grove Festival Association Stern Grove Festival Association
San Francisco, CA
$50,000

Project Support
Experimental Concert Underwriting.

Special Projects And Initiatives

Center for Disaster Philanthropy Center for Disaster Philanthropy
Washington, DC
$25,000

Relief Efforts
2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season Recovery Fund.
United Way of Northern California United Way of Northern California
Redding, CA
$40,000

Relief Efforts
To provide emergency cash and other forms of direct assistance to people who lost their homes in the Camp Fire and medium- and long-term recovery needs of victims of the Carr Fire and Camp Fire, as needs are identified.