Recent Grants

2016 Grants

2014 Grants

2013 Grants

2012 Grants

2011 Grants

2010 Grants

 

 

2015 Board Grants

Abraham Path Initiative

Cambridge, MA

General support, $50,000 over two years

Autism Center of Northern California

San Francisco, CA

General support, $40,000 over two years

Brown University

Providence, RI

Support of the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society's small grants program, $35,866 over one year

Build Change

Denver, CO

Support to help launch the Build Change project in Nepal, $55,000 over one year

Center for Food Safety

Washington, DC

Support of the restoring soil carbon campaign, $25,000 over one year

Center for International Policy Energy Future Project

Washington, DC

Support of the outreach campaign for the film Time to Choose, $56,000 over one year

Collective Roots Garden Project

East Palo Alto, CA

General support, $50,000 over one year

Elimu Community Light

Arusha, Tanzania

(Paid through Firelight Foundation)

General support, $35,000 over two years

Farmer-Veteran Coalition

Davis, CA

General support, $46,000 over two years 

Food Forward

North Hollywood, CA

General support, $50,000 over two years

Global Fund for Women

San Francisco, CA

Support of relief efforts following the April 25 earthquake in Nepal, $50,000

HydroCity

Toronto, Ontario Canada

(Paid through the Tides Foundation)

Support of the Tehran Filtering Garden Festival, $25,000 over one year

 

 iLeap

Seattle, WA

Support of an outcomes assessment and dissemination of communication materials, $35,000 over one year

 

Innovations for Poverty Action

New Haven, CT

General support, $50,000 over two years

Internews Networks Earth Journalism Network

Arcata, CA

General support, $40,000 over two years

La Cocina

San Francisco, CA

General support, $50,000 over two years

Land Institute

Salina, KS

General support, $100,000 over two years

Los Angeles Fund for Public Education

Los Angeles, CA

Support of the School Fuel program, $50,000 over two years

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Monterey, CA

To support the Watsonville Area Teens Conserving Habitats program and the teacher professional development program, $200,000 over three years

 

Nashville Symphony Association

Nashville, TN

Support of the American music project, $35,000 over one year

 

National Center for Family Philanthropy

Washington, DC

General support, $30,000 over three years

 

National Equity Project

Oakland, CA

Support for the Center for Equity Leadership, $70,000 over two years

Near East Foundation

Syracuse, NY

General support, $30,000 over three years

 

New Leaders

Oakland, CA

Support of the Aspiring Principals Program, $35,000 over one year

One Dollar for Life

Palo Alto, CA

General support, $30,000 over one year

Orion Academy

Moraga, CA

General support, $40,000 over two years

 

Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security

Oakland, CA

General support, $30,000 over two years

The Philanthropy Workshop, Inc.

San Francisco, CA

General support, $40,000 over one year

Samasource

San Francisco, CA

Support of the Impact Sourcing Center, $25,000 over one year

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, $40,000 over one year

 

Slow Food USA

Brooklyn, NY

General support, $50,000 over two years

South Asia Women's Fund

Colombo, Sri Lanka

(Paid through the Tides Foundation)

General support and regranting, $117,000 over two years

Stanford University Hoover Institution

Stanford, CA

Support of the Project on a World Free of Nuclear Weapons, $100,000 over one year 

Sustainable Economic Enterprises of Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

General support, $50,000 over two years

Sustainable Northwest

Portland, OR

General support and support of the Western Juniper Alliance, $40,000 over two years 

 

Tanzania Home Economics Association

Mwanza, Tanzania

(Paid through Firelight Foundation)

General support, $70,000 over two years

 

Wildlife Conservation Society Bronx, NY

Support of the project to encourage women-led mud crab enterprises in Fiji, $200,000 over one year

 

Climate Protection Program Program

Alliance for Climate Education

Oakland, CA

General support, $30,000

Climate and Health Research Network

Bowdoinham, ME

Support of efforts to reduce methhane emissions in the Caspian Region, $100,000

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, $50,000

Cool the Earth

Kentfield, CA

General support, $30,000

Environmental Integrity Project
Washington, DC
Support of coal-related work, $50,000

European Climate Foundation

The Hague, Netherlands

(Paid through the Tides Foundation)

Support for the Pool Fund for International Energy, $225,000

Growald Family Fund

Shelburne, VT

(Paid through the Tides Foundation)

For convening support, $44,000

Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis

New York, NY

General support, $110,000

International Cryosphere Climate Initiative

Hinesburg, VT

General support, $75,000

Market Forces

Collingwood, Victoria, Australia

(Paid through the Tides Foundation)

General support, $100,000

Northern Plains Resource Council

Billings, MT

Support of coal projects, $50,000

Public Citizen Foundation

Austin, TX

Support of the Clean Gulf Commerce Coalition, $50,000

Resource Media

San Francisco, CA

Support for the promotion of clean energy development
by rural electric cooperatives
, $75,000

Western Organization of Resource Councils Education Project

Billings, MT

Support of the Western Coalfield Alliance, $75,000

 

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 Tanzania

Bukoba Women’s Empowerment Association

Bukoba District, Tanzania

(Paid through Women’s Global Connection)

General support, $70,000 over three years

 

Maasai Women Development Organization

Arusha, Tanzania

(Paid through the Tides Foundation)

General support, $100,000 over three years

Maliasili Initiatives

Underhill, VT

For general support and regranting, $265,000 over two years

 

Matumaini Mapya

Bukoba Town, Tanzania

(Paid through the Tides Foundation)

General support, $45,000 over three years

 

Pastoral Women’s Council

Loliondo, Ngorongoro District, Tanzania

(Paid through the Tides Foundation)

General support, $130,000 over three years

Sanitation and Water Action Organisation

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

(Paid through the Tides Foundation)

General support, $80,000 over three years

Ujamaa Community Resource Team

Arusha, Tanzania

(Paid through the Dorobo Fund for Tanzania)

General support, $60,000 over three years

Gap Cuba

Environmental Defense Fund

Raleigh, NC

Support of the Cuba program, $57,000 over one year

Federation of Southern Cooperatives

East Point, GA

Support of the Cuban African-American Farmers Alliance program, $77,000 over one year

Schumacher Center for a New Economics

Great Barrington, MA

To support the Cuba-U.S. Agroecology Network, $100,000 over one year

Vermont Caribbean Institute

Burlington, VT

General support, $30,000 over one year

 

 

Council Grants

3rd i South Asian Independent Film

San Francisco, CA  

General support, $18,500

Abdorrahman Boroumand Foundation

Washington, DC

General support, $5,000

Abilities United

Palo Alto, CA

General support, $10,000

Afghan Connection (US) Inc.

San Francisco, CA

General support, $10,000

African Foundation (USA)

Friday Harbor, WA

To support the construction of a new preschool at Mayelana, South Africa, $7,500

Agrarian Trust

Paid through Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs

General support, $20,000

Algalita Research and Education

Long Beach, CA

General support, $10,000

             

Alpaca Research Foundation

(Paid through the Tides Foundation)

Corvalis, OR

General support, $3,000

Altarena Playhouse Alameda Little Theatre, Inc.

Alameda, CA

Support for participation of members of the Boys & Girls Club of Alameda in the summer Theatre Camp, $7,500

 

Amazon Watch

Oakland, CA

General support, $10,000 over one year

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Cambridge, MA

General support, $22,000

American Civil Liberties Union

New York, NY

Support of the Immigrants' Rights Project, $15,000

American River Conservancy

Coloma, CA

Support of the restoration of the headwaters of the American River property, $15,000

Archeology of the Final Decade

Prism Gift Fund

London, England

(Paid through the Tides Foundation)

Support for the educational component of the project, $7,500

Arizona Animal Welfare League

Phoenix, AZ

General support, $20,000

Books Through Bars NYC

New York, NY

General support, $10,000 over four years

Brooklyn Heights Association

Brooklyn, NY

General support, $10,000

University of California, San Francisco
Institute for Global Orthopaedics and Traumatology

San Francisco, CA

(Paid through University of California, San Francisco Foundation)

Support of SMART Course training in Nepal, $10,000

 

Center for Agricultural Development & Entrepreneurship

Oneonta, NY

General support, $5,000

Center for Investigative Reporting

Emeryville, CA

General support, $24,000

Christian Aid

London, England

(Paid through Inspiraction Company)

Support of the "Equity as the key to changing the climate change debate in India" project, $24,000

 

Confluence Philanthropy

New York, NY

General support, $1,000

Coral Reef Alliance

Oakland, CA

General support, $10,000

Crescent Moon Projects

(Paid through Pardis for Children)

New York , NY

Support of a pop-up celebration of Iranian arts and culture, $5,000

Dance For All

(Paid through the Tides Foundation)

Newlands, Africa

General support, $5,000

Day Worker Center of Mountain View

Mountain View, CA

General support, $4,000 over two years

Earthjustice

San Francisco, CA

General support, $2,500 

Environmental Grantmakers Association

New York, NY

General support, $8,000

EnviroSynergy

Bethesda, MA

Support of the Fondation pour la Biodiversite Marine in Haiti, $5,000

Equality Now

New York, NY

General support, $10,000

Film Forum

New York, NY

Support of the film We Are Many, $5,000

 

Give2Asia

San Francisco, CA

Support of relief efforts following the October 26, 2015 earthquake on the Afghanistan/Pakistan border, $4,000

Give2Asia

San Francisco, CA

Support of relief efforts following the earthquake in Nepal, $24,000 

Global Footprint Network

Oakland, CA

General support, $5,000

Glynwood

Cold Spring, NY

General support, $9,500

Golden Gate Audubon Society

Berkeley, CA

Support for the education programs, $10,000

Golistan

Laguna Niquel, CA

General support, $5,000

Greenhorns

(Paid through Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs)

Essex, NY

General support, $15,000

Hartley Film Foundation

Wesport, CT

Support for the film When God Sleeps, $10,000                           


HydroCity

Toronto, Ontario Canada

(Paid through the Tides Foundation)

Support for the 2015 Yazd exhibition and conference in Paris, $5,000

 

International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran

Brooklyn, NY

General support, $5,000

International Qajar Studies Association

Santa Barbara, CA

General support, $10,000

Iran Heritage Foundation

(Paid through the American Fund for Charities)

Support of the conference From Persepolis to Isfahan: Safeguarding Cultural Heritage, $5,000

Janada Batchelor Foundation for Children (JBFC)

Tulsa, OK

General support, $5,000

Malama Maunalua

Honolulu, HI

General support, $5,000

Mercy Corps

Portland, OR

Support of relief efforts following the April 2015 earthquake in Nepal, $24,000 

Mercy Corps

Portland, OR

General support, $3,000

National Young Farmers Coalition

Hudson, NY

General support, $5,000 

The Nature Conservancy Inc.

San Francisco, CA

Support of the Australia program, $10,000

The Nature Conservancy Inc.

San Francisco, CA

Support of the Hawai'i program, $10,000

Oakland Youth Chorus

Oakland, CA

General support, $15,000

PAAIA Fund

Washington, DC

Support of public opinion research, $5,000

Panetta Institute for Public Policy

Seaside, CA

General support, $10,000

Persian Wildlife Foundation

Weston, CT

General support, $7,500

Puente de la Costa Sur

Pescadero, CA

General support, $10,000

Ranchin' Vets

San Rafael, CA

General support, $10,000

Refugees International

Washington, DC

Support of the mission to Jordan, $3,000

RowLA

Santa Monica, CA

General support, $20,000 

Seacology

Berkeley, CA

Support of work in Sri Lanka, $5,000

Slow Foods USA

Brooklyn, NY

General support, $2,000

Slow Money

York Harbor, ME

Support of the New York City chapter, $5,000 

SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors

Burlingame, CA

General support, $18,000 

Stanford University

Hopkins Marine Station

Stanford, CA

Support of undergraduate research, $10,000

The Shedd Institute for the Arts

Eugene, OR

General support, $15,000

Tibet Fund

New York, NY

Support of relief efforts following the April 2015 earthquake in Nepal, $24,000 

Turquoise Mountain Foundation (US)

New York, NY

General support, $5,000

UC Hastings Foundation

Center for Gender and Refugee Studies

San Francisco, CA

General support, $10,000

United Campus Christian Ministry at Stanford University

Stanford, CA

General support, $10,000

Via Rehabiliation Services, Inc.

Santa Clara, CA

General support, $20,000 over two years

Voices on the Border

Washington, DC

General support, $10,000

Westwind Riding Institute

Los Altos, CA

General support, $2,500

Women's Link Worldwide

Bogotá, Colombia

General support, $10,000

YMCA of Silicon Valley

Santa Clara, CA

General support, $11,500

The Yes Lab

New York, NY

General support of the Yes Men, $5,000

 

Youth Community Service

Palo Alto, CA

General support, $10,000

Zama Dance School

Gugulethu, South Africa

(Paid through the Tides Foundation)

General support, $5,000

 

Presidential Discretionary Grants

Business Alliance for Local Living Economies

Oakland, CA

General support, $20,000 over one year

Dalai Lama Fellows

San Francisco, CA

(Paid through Community Initiatives)

General support, $10,000 over one year

Earthday Network

Washington, DC

Support of the People's Rally for Climate Justice, $10,000 over one year

Impulse NGO Network

Shillong, India

(Paid through the Tides Foundation)

General support, $11,000

MenloSpark

Menlo Park, CA

General support, $5,000