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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.
Democracy Initiative Education Fund Democracy Initiative Education Fund
Washington, DC
$85,000
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
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.
Every Voice Center Every Voice Center
Washington, DC
$35,000
Project Support
To promote public financing systems for elections by highlighting recent policy victories and candidates who won with small donations and public funds.
MapLight MapLight
Berkeley, CA
$35,000
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.

Education And Literacy

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.
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
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
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.
Earthjustice Earthjustice
San Francisco, CA
$25,000
Project Support
Dakota Access Oil Pipeline Legal Fund, to represent the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in federal court and advocate for rerouting the Dakota Access Oil Pipeline away from Tribal land.
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
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.
NatureBridge NatureBridge
San Francisco, CA
$125,000
Capital Support
To support Phase I of the capital campaign to build the National Environmental Science Center in Yosemite National Park. $125,000 over two years (2016-2017).
Product Stewardship Institute Product Stewardship Institute
Boston, MA
$20,000
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
Catalog Choice Technology Development, to support technology enhancements and marketing efforts for a service to cancel catalogs and other types of paper junk mail.
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.
Urban Sustainability Directors Network Urban Sustainability Directors Network
Chicago, IL
$35,000
Project Support
To develop, launch, and evaluate two city pilot initiatives to test strategies that address the economic, social, and cultural factors of sustainable consumption.

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:
Institute for Curriculum Services Institute for Curriculum Services
San Francisco, CA
$50,000
California Textbook Adoption Project, to address and mitigate misinformation, errors, and bias related to Jews, Judaism, and Israel in California school textbooks.
Onward Israel Onward Israel
New York, NY
$60,000
Project Support
To provide professional internships in Israel for 40 Bay Area young adults in summer 2016. 

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.
National Network of Abortion Funds National Network of Abortion Funds
Boston, MA
$15,000
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
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
$200,000
Project Support
To support the Summer of Love and Monet: The Early Years exhibits.
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
$1,000,000
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
$15,000
Relief Efforts
To assist with Hurricane Matthew relief efforts.
Community Foundation of Greater Flint Community Foundation of Greater Flint
Flint, MI
$25,000
Relief Efforts
Flint Child Health and Development Fund, to assist with the intermediate and long-term needs of children exposed to lead due to the Flint, MI, water crisis, including: medical care, behavioral health services, nutrition education and access to healthy food, integrated social services, and early childhood education.
Foundation for Louisiana Foundation for Louisiana
Baton Rouge, LA
$25,000
Relief Efforts
To provide immediate disaster relief and long-term recovery support for areas of Southern Louisiana impacted by severe floods in August 2016.