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Democracy And Civil Liberties

Bus Federation Civic Fund Bus Federation Civic Fund
Portland, OR
$50,000
Project Support
National Voter Registration Day, to support a nonpartisan day of action held each year to register voters across the country, highlight the importance of voting, and celebrate democracy.
Campaign To Keep Guns Off Campus Campaign To Keep Guns Off Campus
Croton Falls, NY
$20,000
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.
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
Project Support
Secret Money Watch, to create a website to help identify the sources of secret money in politics and to support more in-depth media coverage of the topic.
MomsRising Education Fund MomsRising Education Fund
Bellevue, WA
$50,000
Project Support
To increase outreach to women and mothers about gun safety issues and educate candidates, the media, and the public about gun safety policies as an important election issue for women and mothers.
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

826 Valencia 826 Valencia
San Francisco, CA
$30,000
Capital Support
Tenderloin Expansion Campaign, to establish a writing and tutoring center for under-resourced students in the Tenderloin neighborhood .
Education Outside Education Outside
San Francisco, CA
$25,000
Project Support
To pilot and refine a new outdoor science curriculum prototype that is aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards.
Parents For Public Schools of San Francisco Parents For Public Schools of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
$30,000
Project Support
To create a more robust website with up-to-date information and resources on San Francisco public schools for parents and caregivers.

Environment

Canopy Canopy
Vancouver, CA
$50,000
Project Support
To work with global fashion companies to commit to sustainable sourcing of and developing alternatives to wood-based fabrics.
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.
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.
Environment California Research and Policy Center Environment California Research and Policy Center
Los Angeles, CA
$15,000
Project Support
Charge Ahead California, to generate support for policies that reduce initial costs of electric vehicles and to educate individuals in low-income communities about electric vehicles.
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.
Healthy Building Network Healthy Building Network
Washington, DC
$50,000
Project Support
To develop a data commons platform containing data on chemicals for use by organizations and institutions that are seeking information to reduce chemical hazards in products.
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).
Rainforest Action Network Rainforest Action Network
San Francisco, CA
$30,000
Project Support
To pressure high-profile fashion brands to ensure that deforestation and human rights violations are not part of their fabric supply chains.
Rainforest Connection Rainforest Connection
San Francisco, CA
$45,000
Project Support
To pilot test a low-cost, real-time deforestation monitoring platform that uses mobile technology placed in rainforests to detect the sounds of chainsaws.
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.

Jewish Community

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

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.
Women’s Community Clinic Women’s Community Clinic
San Francisco, CA
$75,000
Project Support
Expanding Access to Medication Abortion, to provide medication abortion to its clients.
Women’s Health Specialists of California Women’s Health Specialists of California
Sacramento, CA
$65,000
Project Support
To upgrade the reproductive health clinic in Redding, California.

Sf Bay Area Institutions And Projects

California Historical Society California Historical Society
San Francisco, CA
$10,000
Project Support
Experiments in Environment: The Halprin Workshops, 1966-1971, an exhibit honoring the 50th anniversary of interdisciplinary workshops created by landscape architect Lawrence Halprin and dancer Anna Halprin to bring environmental awareness to the arts.
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
San Francisco, CA
$25,000
Project Support
National Park Service Centennial: Every Kid in a Park/Golden Gate, to engage the next generation of park visitors and supporters through learning and activity programs for 4th graders and their families.
HealthRight 360 HealthRight 360
San Francisco, CA
$50,000
Capital Support
The Capital Campaign for the San Francisco Healthcare Center, to create a comprehensive medical center that will provide access to integrated treatment for low-income and vulnerable clients.

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.
United States Fund for UNICEF United States Fund for UNICEF
San Francisco, CA
$10,000
Relief Efforts
To assist with Hurricane Matthew relief efforts.