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August 10, 2017
The Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund Awards $4.68 Million in Grants

The Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund announces grants totaling $4.68 million awarded at its March and June Board meetings addressing such issues as reducing the influence of money in politics, advancing sustainable paper production, strengthening early literacy development, engaging young adults in Jewish life, and protecting access to abortion services.
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February 6, 2017
The Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund Awards $11.8 Million in Grants in 2016

The Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund announces grants totaling nearly $11.8 million awarded to 204 nonprofit organizations in 2016. Grants address the strategic priorities of the Fund, including voter engagement, gun violence prevention, early literacy intervention, reducing the effects of climate change, engaging young adults in Jewish life, protecting abortion clinics from violence and harassment, and support for disaster relief and recovery efforts.
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August 25, 2016
The Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund Give $9 Million in Grants

The Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund announces grants totaling $9 million awarded at its March and July board meetings addressing issues such as gun violence prevention, strengthening literacy development, sustainable paper production, engaging young adults in Jewish life, protecting access to abortion services in rural areas, and supporting disaster relief efforts.
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January 14, 2016
The Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund Awards $5.8 Million in Grants in 2015

The Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund announces grants totaling nearly $5.8 million awarded to 211 nonprofit organizations in 2015. Grants address the strategic priorities of the Fund, including reducing gun violence, strengthening K-12 public education, shifting manufacturing towards sustainable production practices, engaging young adults in Jewish life, combatting anti-Semitism, and protecting access to abortion.
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July 22, 2015
The Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund Gives $2.1 million in Grants

The Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund announces grants totaling $2.1 million awarded at its March and June Board meetings addressing issues such as gun violence prevention, strengthening literacy development, advocating for the removal of harmful chemicals from cleaning products, bolstering democracy in Israel, protecting access to abortion services, and supporting disaster relief efforts.
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January 22, 2015
The Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund Awards $12.4 Million in Grants in 2014

The Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund announces grants totaling nearly $12.4 million awarded to 244 nonprofit organizations in 2014.  Grants address the strategic priorities of the Fund, including reducing the influence of money in politics, strengthening K-12 public education, transforming the environmental performance of industries, improving health education and access to sports and recreation activities for youth, engaging young adults in Jewish life, combatting anti-Semitism, enhancing security at reproductive health clinics, and providing disaster recovery and relief.
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June 25, 2014
The Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund Gives $7.3 Million in Grants

The Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund announces grants totaling $7.3 million awarded at its February and June Board meetings addressing such issues as reducing the influence of money in politics, promoting literacy development for children, protecting California’s natural resources, engaging young adults in Jewish life, and increasing access to abortion services.
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February 27, 2014
The Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund Awards $13 Million in Grants in 2013

The Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund announces grants totaling nearly $13 million awarded to 253 nonprofit organizations in 2013.  Grants address the strategic priorities of the Fund, including protecting voting rights, helping to make college education more accessible, transforming the environmental performance of industries, improving health education in high schools, engaging young adults in Jewish life, enhancing security at reproductive health clinics, and providing disaster recovery and relief.
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January 14, 2014
The Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund Donates $2 Million to Protect Voter Rights

The Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund has pledged $2 million to ensure that all eligible Americans have the opportunity to vote. Four organizations working to fight voter suppression and protect voting rights nationally will receive grants — the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Common Cause Education Fund, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and Project Vote.  In a similar effort, prior to the 2012 elections, the Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund supported each of these groups with grants of $125,000.  In December 2013, the Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund renewed its commitment and awarded grants of $375,000 to each organization to support efforts to combat voter suppression in the 2014 and 2016 elections.  The total award per organization is $500,000.
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September 14, 2012
Zamzee teams up with the San Francisco Giants to get kids moving

HopeLab, a social enterprise on a mission to help kids and families be more physically active, today announced that it will give away 1,000 Zamzee activity meters to kids at two upcoming Giants events, courtesy of the Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund.
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August 20, 2012
Philanthropists Lisa and Douglas Goldman give $10 million to Cal Athletics

When California Memorial Stadium reopened for its first football game on Saturday, Sept. 1, it was a transformed facility graced with a scenic and new gateway: the Lisa and Douglas Goldman Plaza, named in recognition of a $10 million gift to Cal Athletics by the San Francisco philanthropists.
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