Recent Grants

2016 Grants

2015 Grants

 

2013 Grants

2012 Grants

2011 Grants

2010 Grants

 

 

2014 Board Grants

Africa Foundation (USA)

Friday Harbor, WA

General support, $15,000

University of California, San Francisco

Dyslexia Program

San Francisco, CA

Support of the phenotyping project, $85,000 over two years

Carbon Tracker Initiative

London, United Kingdom

(Paid through the Tides Foundation)

General support, $31,000 over one year

Collective Roots

East Palo Alto, CA

General support, $60,000 over one year

Conservation International

Arlington, VA

Support of a project to establish the carbon capture value of mangrove forests in the Gulf of Nicoya, Costa Rica, $25,000 over one year

Doctors Without Borders (USA)

New York, NY

General support in honor of Dr. Richard Rockefeller, $50,000 over one year

Echoing Green

New York, NY

General support, $50,000 over two years

EarthRights International

Washington, DC

General support and support for the construction and operation of a new leadership campus in Thailand, $90,000 over two years

Embrace

Oakland, CA

General support, $35,000 over one year

 

Firelight Foundation

Santa Cruz, CA

Support of the Innovations in Early Learning project in Tanzania, $98,000 over two years

Hesperian Foundation

Berkeley, CA

General support, $60,000 over two years

Hunger Action Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

General support of Market Match and production of the People's Guide, $45,000 over two years

Innocence Project

New York, NY

General support, $30,000 over two years

Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County

Redwood City, CA

Support of the Domestic Violence Collaborative, $50,000 over two years

Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Torrance, CA

Support to identify genes altered during fetal development and their impact on obesity, $30,000 over one year

Los Angeles Food Policy Council

Los Angeles, CA

(Paid through Community Partners)

General support, $40,000 over two years

Magdalene

Nashville, TN

Support of Thistle Farms, $30,000 over two years

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Monterey, CA

Support of K-12 education programming, $50,000 over one year

Nashville Symphony Association

Nashville, TN

To be used as a challenge grant to support the American Music project, $35,000 over one year

National Equity Project

Oakland, CA

Support of the Racial Equity-in-Action Leadership Center in Oakland, $50,000 over one year

New Creation Home Ministries

East Palo Alto, CA

General support, $30,000 over two years

Non-Stop Media

Brooklyn, NY

Support of the Iran dar Jahan and Shirzanan projects, $30,000 over three years

Oregon Zoo Foundation

Portland, OR

Support of the Lead and Wildlife Initiative, $80,000 over two years

Oregon Environmental Council

Portland, OR

Support of the West Coast Climate Campaign, $50,000 over two years

Refugees International

Washington, DC

General support, $100,000 over two years

Root Capital

Cambridge, MA

Support of the Food Security and Nutrition portfolio, $80,000 over two years

San Francisco Ballet

San Francisco, CA

General support for the Center for Dance Education, $50,000

 

San Francisco Film Society

San Francisco, CA

Support of the International Producer Fellowship, $42,500 over one year

Seacology

Berkeley, CA

General support, $40,000 over two years

Seacology

Berkeley, CA

Support of the Parem Island project, $26,000 over one year

Stanford University

Center for International Security and Cooperation

Stanford, CA

General support, $120,000 over two years

Stanford University

Hoover Institution

Stanford, CA

Support of the Project on a World Free of Nuclear Weapons, $110,000 over one year

Synergos Institute, Inc.

New York, NY

Support of the anniversary capital campaign, $50,000 over one year

Tostan

Washington, DC

Support of the Raising Awareness of Fistula in Southern Senegal project, $50,000 over two years 

Un Ponte Per…       

Roma, Italy

(Paid through the Tides Foundation)

Support of efforts to provide for Iraqi minorities in Northern Iraq, $120,000 over two years

Wildlife Conservation Society

Bronx, NY

Support of the Arctic Beringia program, $40,000 over two years

Wildlife Conservation Society

Bronx, NY

Support of the Marine Conservation project in the Aceh-Weh Seascape, $64,000 over one year

Wildlife Conservation Society

Bronx, NY

Support of the Fiji's Vatu-i-Ra Seascape program, $25,000 over one year

Wildlife Conservation Society

Bronx, NY

Support of the Asiatic Cheetah program in Iran, $50,000 over two years

Words Without Borders

New York, NY

General support, $52,500 over three years

 

Climate Protection Program Program

350.org

Brooklyn, NY

General support, $20,000 

Alliance for Climate Education

Oakland, CA

General support, $25,000

Appalachian Voices

Charlottesville, VA

General support, $30,000

Clean Air Task Force
Boston, MA
General support and support for a study on black carbon from flaring, $50,000

Climate Solutions

Olympia, WA

Support of the Power Past Coal campaign, $30,000,

Columbia University, Earth Institute

New York, NY

Support of the Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions Program, $60,000

Cool the Earth

Kentfield, CA

General support, $25,000

Environmental Integrity Project
Washington, DC
Support of coal projects, $50,000

European Climate Foundation

The Hague, Netherlands

(Paid through the Tides Foundation)

Support for the Pool Fund for International Energy, $130,000

European Climate Foundation

The Hague, Netherlands

(Paid through the Tides Foundation)

Supplemental support of the Pool Fund on International Energy, $100,000

Growald Family Fund

Shelburne, VT

(Paid through the Tides Foundation)

For convening support, $25,000

Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis

New York, NY

General support,  $100,000

Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development

Washington, DC and Geneva, Switzerland

Support of the campaign to phase out hydrofluorocarbons in India, $80,000

International Cryosphere Climate Initiative

Hinesburg, VT

General support, $75,000

Kentucky Coalition

London, KY

General support, $50,000

Market Forces

Collingwood, Victoria, Australia

(Paid through the Tides Foundation)

General support , $80,000

Northern Plains Resource Council

Billings, MT

Support of coal projects, $50,000

Public Citizen Foundation

Austin, TX

Support of the Clean Gulf Commerce Coalition, $75,000

Western Organization of Resource Councils Education Project

Billings, MT

Support of the Western Coalfield Alliance, $75,000

 

 

 

Council Grants

3rd I South Asian Independent Film

San Francisco , CA

General support, $18,500

Abilities United

Palo Alto, CA

General support, $10,000

Algalita Research and Education

Long Beach, CA

General support, $20,000 

Amazon Watch

San Francisco, CA

General support, $10,000

American Academy of Arts and SciencesCambridge, MA

General support, $20,000

Artists’ Television Access
San Francisco, CA

General support, $5,000

Batonga Foundation

Washington, DC

General support, $5,000

Caritas Lebanon Migrant Center

Beirut, Lebanon

(Paid through the Tides Foundation)

General support, $5,000 

Center for Investigative Reporting

Emeryville, CA

General support, $24,000

The Contributor

Nashville, TN

General support, $15,000

Coral Reef Alliance

San Francisco, CA

General support, $5,000

Dance For All

Athlone, South Africa

(Paid through the Tide Foundation)

General support, $5,000

Dancers' Group

San Francisco, CA

Support of the Gugulethu Project, $2,500

Day Worker Center of Mountain View
Mountain View, CA

General support, $2,500

Documentary Educational Resources

Watertown, MA

Support of the film entitled The Mathare Project, $5,000

Environmental Grantmakers Association

New York, NY

General support, $8,000

Envision Education

Oakland, CA

Support for Envision staff to attend the National Summit for Courageous Conversations, $6,000

Farmer-Veteran Coalition

Davis, CA

General support, $20,000

Farms Not Factories

London, England

(Paid through the Tides Foundation)

Support of the Pig Pledge campaign, $10,000

Fondation du Patrimoine

Paris, France

(Paid through the Tides Foundation)

To support the preservation of Qajar paintings in the Baron Lycklama collection at the Musee de la Castre, $5,000

Free The Children

San Francisco, CA

General support, $5,000

Generosity in Action

Oakland, CA

(Paid through the Philanthropic Ventures Foundation)

Support of "Girls too..." an educational program in Bhutan, $10,000

Girls in Ebola Fund

New York, NY

(Paid through the Church of the Ascension)

Support of a planning mission to Sierra Leone and implementation of findings, $21,500

Global Footprint Network

Oakland, CA

General support, $5,000

Green City Force

Brooklyn, NY

General support $5,000

Handweavers Guild of America

Suwanee, GA

General support, $20,000 over two years

 

Harvard University

Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Cambridge, MA

Support of the Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran project, $10,000 over two years

Hawai’i Conservation Alliance

Honolulu, HI

General support, $5,000

HydroCity

Toronto, Ontario Canada

(Paid through the Tides Foundation)

Support of the "Reuse Recycle Yadz" workshop, $10,000

International Women's Health Coalition

New York, NY

General support, $10,000 over two years

John C. Campbell Folk School, Inc

Brasstown, NC

General support, $20,000 over two years

Khaniqahi I Nimatullahi

Washington, DC

General support, $5,000

Last Mile Health

Boston, MA

Support for training and equipping health workers to respond to the Ebola crisis, $20,000

Los Angeles Fund for Public Education

Los Angeles, CA

Support of the School Fuel program $20,000

Malama Maunalua

Oahu, HI  

General support, $5,000

National Iranian American Council

Washington, DC

General support, $22,000 over three years

The Nature Conservancy

San Francisco, CA

Support of the Australia program, $10,000

The Nature Conservancy

San Francisco, CA

Support of the Baseline Marine Resource Monitoring project in Wailuku, Maui, $15,000

North House Folk School

Grand Marais, MN

General support, $20,000 over two years

Omid Foundation

London, England

(Paid through the Omid Foundation U.S.A.)

General support, $15,000

One Dollar for Life

Palo Alto, CA

General support, $18,500

Operation Marriage

Palo Alto, CA

(Paid through Applied Information Management Institute)

Support of the film Operation Marriage, $10,000

Panetta Institute for Public Policy

Seaside, CA 

General support, $10,000

 

Penland School of Crafts

Penland, NC

General support, $20,000 over two years

Puente de la Costa Sur

Pescadero, CA

General support, $19,000 over two years

Rise Foundation

Erbil, Iraq

(Paid through the Tides Foundation)

Support of the Blanket Campaign, $3,500

San Francisco Film Society

San Francisco, CA

General support, $10,000

San Francisco Film Society

San Francisco, CA

Support of the film, Romeo is Bleeding, $20,000

Saturna Island Marine Research and Education Society

Saturna Island, BC Canada

(Paid through the Tides Foundation)

Support for the purchase of a hydrophone, $10,000

Second Life Bikes

Asbury Park, NJ

General support, $10,000

Slow Money

York Harbor, ME

General support, $5,000

SpirtCare Ministry to Seniors

Burlingame, CA

General support, $18,000

Stanford University

Hopkins Marine Station

Stanford, CA

Support of undergraduate research, $15,000

Sustainable Economic Enterprises of Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

General support, $20,000

The Philanthropy Workshop

San Francisco, CA

General support $20,000

This I Believe

Louisville, KY

General support, $20,000

UC Hastings Foundation

Center for Gender & Refugee Studies

San Francisco, CA

General support, $10,000

United Campus Christian Ministry at Stanford University

Stanford, CA

General support, $10,000

Voices on the Border

Washington, DC

General support, $10,000

Westwind Riding Institute

Los Altos, CA

General support, $2,500

Wikimedia

San Francisco, CA

Support of Wikipedia, $5,000

Women’s Link Worldwide

Madrid Spain and Bogota, Colombia

General support, $10,000

YMCA of Silicon Valley

San Jose, CA

General support, $9,500

Youth Community Service

Palo Alto, CA

General support, $10,000

 

Presidential Discretionary Grants

Ashoka
Arlington, VA

Support of Fellows to attend the Bay Area for the Innovation Exchange Series, $5,000

Go Conscious Earth

Durham, NC

(Paid through Tree Foundation)

General support, $10,000

Menlo Sparks

Menlo Park, CA

Support of start-up costs, $10,000

Post Growth Institute

Huntington, NY

(Paid through the Tides Foundation)

Support for applying for non-profit status, the director and contractor salaries and to secure an ISBN for upcoming book, $10,000

Sustainability Funders

Berkeley, CA

(Paid through Tides Center)

Support of the New Economy Discussion Group, $10,000

 

YCore

Stanford, CA

(Paid through Philanthropic Ventures)

General support, $20,000

Gap Program

The Gap Program supports a selected number of organizations working to address the gap between the world's rich and poor.  The program is focused on the developing world, and participation is by invitation.

Gap Haiti

Beyond Borders

Norristown, PA and Port-au-Prince, Haiti

General support, $55,000 over two years

Build Change

Denver, CO

Support of the Haiti program, $90,000 over two years 

GHESKIO

Port-au-Prince, Haiti

(Paid through Cornell University Medical College, Center for Global Health)

Support for the Adolescent Girls Peer Group program, $65,000 over two years 

Future Generations

Port-au-Prince, Haiti and Circleville, WV

Support of the Haiti program, $75,000 over two years

Haiti Fund at the Boston Foundation

Boston, MA

Support for the Haiti Capacity Development Institute, $80,000 over two years

Hôpital Albert Schweizer

Pittsburgh, PA and Deschappelles, Haiti

General support and support for the cardiac clinic, $90,000

Internationaux and Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti/Bureau des Avocats

Boston, MA and Port-au-Prince, Haiti

General support, $80,000 over two years

International Planned Parenthood/Haiti Adolescent Girls Network

Port-au-Prince, Haiti and New York, NY

General support, $90,000 over two years

J/P HRO

Port-au-Prince, Haiti and Los Angeles, CA

General support, $60,000 over two years


Lambi Fund of Haiti

Washington, DC and Port-au-Prince, Haiti

General support, $60,000 over two years

Mouvement Paysans de la 3eme Section Communale de Camp-Perrin

Camp Perrin, Haiti

(Paid through the Tides Foundation)

General support, $60,000 over two years

Partners in Health and Zanmi Lasante

Boston, MA and Mirebalais, Haiti

Support of the Mirebalais University Hospital in Haiti, $80,000 over two years


Peasant Movement of Papaye

Hinche, Haiti

(Paid through the Tides Foundation)

General support, $80,000 over two years

St. Boniface Haiti Foundation

Fond-des-Blancs, Haiti and Newton Upper Fall, MAGeneral support, $80,000 over two years


Yunus Social Business Haiti

Port-au-Prince, Haiti

(Paid through the Tides Foundation)

General support, $60,000 over two years