Development Research & Evaluation
Bay Area Public Charity & Foundation List for Funding of
Program Activity & Special Projects
Development Research & Evaluation
Global Women’s Leadership Network
5 December 2008
1. Foundation: Community Foundation Silicon Valley
60 South Market Street, Suite 1000
San Jose, CA 95113-2336
The foundation’s vision is to create a region whose residents lead the nation in their generosity,
civic engagement, inclusiveness, and collaboration to address community needs. Its mission is to
be a leader for philanthropy. As such, they catalyze community change, bring people together to
solve problems, and are building a permanent endowment for future regional needs. Together
with others striving to improve the local region, they work to address the problems and needs of
its diverse community.
To accomplish their mission, the Community Foundation holds as its core values the following:
Focus on the Community
They focus on anticipating the needs, listening to the concerns, and raising resources to serve
the community around us. Provide Excellent Service They strive always to provide our
constituents with superior service. Exemplify Integrity They operate in all respects with honesty
and with openness. Embrace the Valley’s Diversity They seek to be accessible to and to
encourage participation by all segments of our richly diverse community. Collaborate with Others
They work closely with other organizations in setting and implementing a broad agenda to tackle
GRANT AREAS and PROGRAMS:
NEW GRANT MAKING STRATEGY AT CFSV
Over the last 18 months, CFSV has reviewed its grantmaking programs to better serve their
community with their limited unrestricted grant dollars. They surveyed grantees and
commissioned the 2008 Santa Clara County Nonprofit Benchmark Study, which included a
survey and focus groups. They see this new direction as an evolution and from the outset,
recognize they will need to test and refine our strategies over the course of this year.
There are three parts to the grantmaking strategy for Community Foundation Silicon Valley.
Community Investment Program:
CFSV’s cash grants program includes three grant programs designed to provide financial support
and technical assistance to exemplary community organizations. In their work, they also strive to
develop stories about the work of nonprofits to share with our donor advisors and broader
• Community Investment Grants: One-year general support grant awards of up to
$20,000 will be awarded to nonprofits working in one or more of the following
areas: Arts and Cultural Participation, Education and Lifelong Learning, Civic
Engagement, and Self-Reliant Individuals and Families. There are four
quarterly grant application deadlines for Community Investment grants.
NEXT DEADLINE: February 1, 2008 and May 1, 2008. If planning to
submit must attend Dec 13th
grant application meeting in San Jose.
• Neighborhood Grants Program: This once-yearly program provides grants of up to
$5,000 and technical assistance to help resident-based groups conduct activities that
improve neighborhood conditions or address issues important to their quality of life. The
deadline for the next grant round is March 31, 2008. Grant guidelines, application
instructions, and review process will be posted in October 2008
To apply to the above listed grants, the organization’s work must fall under the foundation’s
current initiatives, which are Advancing the Arts Initiative, Young Readers – Future Leaders
Early Literacy Initiative, and the HP Nonprofit Leadership Initiative.
Board of Directors
Greg Avis, Chair; Michael Patterson, Vice-Chair; Anne Yamamoto, Treasurer. Directors: Laura
Arrillaga; Debra Engel; Kevin Fong; Narenda Gupta; William Johnson
Steve Kirsch; Jeffrey Skoll; John Michael Sobrato; Erika Williams. General Counsel: .David
range from $5,000 to $75,000.
2. Foundation: The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
300 Second Street
Los Altos, CA 94022
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation was created in 1964 by David Packard (1912–1996)
and Lucile Salter Packard (1914–1987). David and Lucile Packard shared a deep and abiding
interest in philanthropy.
The Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations in the following program areas:
Conservation and Science; Population; and Children, Families, and Communities. The
Foundation provides national and international grants, and also has a special focus on the
Northern California Counties of San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, and Monterey.
The Foundation's assets were approximately $5.2 billion as of December 31, 2004. General
program grant awards totaled approximately $217 million in 2004. The Foundation has a
grantmaking budget of approximately $200 million in 2008.
GRANT AREAS and PROGRAMS:
The Foundation focuses in three key program areas:
The Conservation and Science Program seeks to protect and restore our oceans, coasts, and
atmosphere and to enable the creative pursuit of scientific research toward this goal. The
Program makes grants to nonprofit organizations, supports the Monterey Bay Aquarium
Research Institute, and manages the Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering.
The Population Program seeks to slow the rate of growth of the world's population, to expand
reproductive health options among the world's poor, and to support reproductive rights. The
Program makes grants to nonprofit organizations.
The Children, Families, and Communities Program seeks to provide access to publicly funded,
high-quality preschool programs for all three- and four-year olds; to provide access to health
insurance for all children that ensures them appropriate health care; and to provide access to
after-school programs that promote positive youth development for all elementary and middle
school-aged children in California. The program makes grants to nonprofit organizations and
supports the Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital.
Special Opportunities and Organizational Effectiveness Funds In addition to advancing
Foundation goals in our three program areas by supporting nonprofit organizations and key
institutions, the foundation also believes in the importance of flexible funding to address emerging
opportunities as identified by our Board of Trustees and seek to strengthen the organizational
effectiveness of grantee organizations and the philanthropic sector through grantmaking.
Local Area Funds
The Foundation has a long commitment to local areas of historical importance to the Packard
family. These include Pueblo, Colorado; Los Altos, California; and the broader four-county area of
California encompassing San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, and Monterey Counties. We make
grants in these local counties that advance the goals of our three programs and support various
local arts and community organizations which offer important cultural and social services.
Letters of Interest must be first submitted to Foundation in January, 2008.
Board of Trustees
Nancy Packard Burnett
Carol S. Larson
Franklin M. Orr, Jr.
Susan Packard Orr
Julie E. Packard
William K. Reilly
Allan Rosenfield, M.D.
Colburn S. Wilbur
Robin Chandler Duke
Robert J. Glaser, M.D.
Dean O. Morton
Richard T. Schlosberg III
Edwin E. van Bronkhorst
Susan Packard Orr
Nancy Packard Burnett
Julie E. Packard
Carol S. Larson
President and Chief Executive Officer
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Secretary and General Counsel
3. Foundation: Arts Council Silicon Valley
Incorporated in 1983, Arts Council Silicon Valley is a private, nonprofit arts organization
dedicated to improving the quality of life for Santa Clara County residents by supporting arts
and culture throughout the county. As a grant making organization, the arts council provides
funding, advocacy, marketing and fundraising services to small to midsize arts groups and
artists. As the official state and local partner with the California Arts Council and the County of
Santa Clara, the council is now the largest non-governmental arts council in the state. Over the
past 12 years, Arts Council Silicon Valley has distributed nearly $7.0 million to local arts and
cultural organizations, individual artists, schools and community groups. Arts Council Silicon
Valley is dedicated to creating and fostering a dynamic local arts environment by providing
funding, advocacy and technical support services to Santa Clara county's arts organizations
Arts Council Silicon Valley provides arts leadership and services in four key areas:
1. Awarding grants to small to mid-sized arts groups through their grants programs.
2. Technical assistance, fundraising training and marketing services.
3. Arts education for troubled teens and children age 0-5 years.
4. Advocacy on behalf of the regional and state arts communities, information, promotions
• Grants Programs - Organization Enhancement Fund, Community Arts Fund, Applied
Materials Excellence in the Arts, Stabilization Grants Program, Artist Fellowships, and
Director’s Discretionary Grants
• Fundraising Support Programs - Music & Arts Campaign, ArtsChoice™ (workplace
giving program), Silicon Valley Arts & Business Awards (ABBYs).
• Youth Programs – ArtsConnect™, FIRST 5 Arts Grants Program
• Arts Marketing Partnership (AMP) – a regional initiative to assist local arts organizations
with marketing and audience development efforts.
Community Arts Fund provides project support for arts activities reflective of our
multicultural region, with an emphasis on encouraging small, community-based,
Through the Community Arts Fund, we seek to:
• Recognize and encourage non-professional, volunteer activities as an essential part of
the county’s cultural environment
• Support cultural activities which reflect the dynamic, diverse, and innovative character of
Santa Clara County
• Stimulate local support particularly at the grassroots level.
Community Arts Fund provides grants to a maximum of $4,000 to organizations with total
expenses of $8,000 to $100,000 in the last completed fiscal year.
Completed applications must be received by 5:00pm on March 6, 2008.
4. Foundation: The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
2121 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation has been making grants since 1966 to solve social and
environmental problems at home and around the world.
“Never stifle a generous impulse”, was a favorite saying of entrepreneur William R. Hewlett, who
established the Hewlett Foundation with his wife, Flora Lamson Hewlett, and their eldest son,
Walter B. Hewlett. Indeed, it was the personal generosity of Mr. Hewlett, who passed away in
2001, that has made the Hewlett Foundation one of the nation’s largest, with assets of more than
The Foundation concentrates its resources on activities in education, environment, global
development, performing arts, and population. In addition, the Foundation has programs that
make grants to advance the field of philanthropy, and to support disadvantaged communities in
the San Francisco Bay Area.
The Foundation’s work is informed by three fundamental values: First, the Hewlett Foundation is
concerned primarily with solving social and environmental problems. This requires that staff
defines program objectives, grants, and other activities in terms of problems to be solved; identify
indicators of progress and criteria for evaluating success; and be prepared to stay the course.
Second, the solutions to serious problems are seldom known with anything close to certainty. The
Foundation must therefore be prepared to experiment and take risks in its philanthropic activities.
This, too, entails clear objectives and measures of success, without which staff cannot know how
the risk eventuated. It also requires a willingness to acknowledge and learn from failures. Third,
grantee institutions—nonprofit organizations and, in some cases, government entities—are
essential partners in achieving the Foundation’s mission. This explains the high proportion of the
Foundation's grants budget allocated to general operating support. It also implies a concern not
only for the health of individual organizations, but for the fields in which they operate.
Over the past few years, the Foundation has been able to steadily increase the total amount of its
gifts and grants. In 2001, it distributed a total of $119,955,000. In 2002, that total increased to
$195,221,736, and in 2003, the Hewlett Foundation made gifts and grants totaling $254,320,000
to 707 organizations.
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation is wholly independent of the Hewlett-Packard
Company and the Hewlett-Packard Company Foundation.
In 1996, the Hewlett Foundation launched the Neighborhood Improvement Initiative (NII) in
response to the accelerating deterioration of many low-income urban communities in Northern
The work of the Neighborhood Improvement Initiative is based on the idea that the most effective
way to promote and sustain neighborhood revitalization is to work with the community to address
the interconnected problems of unemployment, deteriorating physical infrastructure, and the
limited supply of affordable housing.
Since 1995, the Foundation has invested more than $17.5 million in the Initiative and has
leveraged more than $27.4 million in both public and private resources to promote improvement in
neighborhood-level services, supports, and infrastructure to increase their responsiveness to
community needs. Hewlett funding has provided support for the Initiative's key elements:
• Community visioning and planning
• Site administration and monitoring
• Technical assistance and training
• Reallocation of funds for neighborhood projects
• Creation of data collection and project tracking systems
• Documentation and six-month and annual site evaluations
The Performing Arts Program is founded on the premise that the
experience, understanding, and appreciation of artistic expression give
value, meaning, and enjoyment to people’s lives.
Its mission is to support artistic expression and its enjoyment through grantmaking aimed at the
sustainability of high-quality San Francisco Bay Area organizations and to achieve this through
the following broad objectives:
• Stimulating increased access to and participation in the arts
• Increasing exposure to and understanding of diverse cultural expressions
• Enhancing opportunities for creative expression for both artists and audiences
• Promoting long-term organizational health
In order to reach these objectives, the Performing Arts Program has a strategy that includes:
• Long-term investment through ongoing, multiyear operating support with the shared goal
of artistic/programmatic vitality and organizational health
• Use of mutually agreed upon, individually tailored incentives, when needed, to leverage
organizational change such as endowment, capital, cash reserve, and challenge grants to
enhance the stability of arts organizations
• Addressing the challenges and opportunities that a fluctuating, highly competitive Bay
Area real estate market has created for arts organizations that need affordable
administrative, rehearsal, and performance space
• Leadership role and participation in regional or national initiatives that affect Bay Area arts
organizations and the field
• Research and promulgation of field-wide best practices
Accepting Letters of Inquiry for both programs in December, 2008 for January-February
review and invite to submit proposal.
Board of Directors
Walter B. Hewlett
Menlo Park, California
Robert F. Erburu
Los Angeles, California
Harvey V. Fineberg, MD
James C. Gaither
Eleanor H. Gimon
Eric G. Gimon
Mary H. Jaffe
Herant Katchadourian, M.D.
Richard C. Levin
New Haven, Connecticut
Jean G. Stromberg
Grant Awards range from 2 million- $175,000.
6. Foundation: The Wells Fargo Foundation
550 California Street, 7th
San Francisco, CA 94104
Wells Fargo is proud to support organizations working to strengthen our communities. Through
the efforts of their team member-volunteers and their contributions, they share their success
within their communities by giving back to non-profits and educational institutions that address
vital community needs and issues. All proposals are reviewed by an internal committee made up
of employees and community representatives and remain anonymous.
Wells Fargo makes grants in three primary areas:
• Community Development
Wells Fargo provides grants to organizations that help people and communities of low and
moderate income in the areas of:
Training people to find and retain jobs
Community revitalization and stabilization
In addition, Wells Fargo promotes economic development by financing small businesses and
farms that have gross annual income of $1 million or less or meet the size eligibility standards for
the SBA’s Development Company Program.
Wells Fargo supports educational programs promoting academic achievement by low- to
moderate-income students in pre-Kindergarten through the twelfth grade in the key areas of:
Math and science
History of the American West
Grant applications from educational institutions and non-profits serving those institutions are
considered. Grants are also considered for:
Staff development of teachers and administrators serving low- and moderate-income students
Programs that encourage school partnerships with parents and guardians, the business
community, or the community in which the school is located
• Human Services
Wells Fargo considers support of social and human service organizations whose work primarily
serves low- and moderate-income populations in the following areas:
Health services and education
Assistance with basic needs
Grant Award Range from $5,000- $75,000.
Open deadline for submission of project proposal.
7. Foundation: The Always Dream Foundation
1203 Preservation Park Way Suite 102
Oakland, CA 94612
Founded in 1996 as a 501c(3), Non-Profit, Public Charity, Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream
Foundation was established with one purpose in mind: to support organizations that have a
positive influence on children.
Since its inception, the Always Dream Foundation has purchased computers for an after-school
mentoring program, provided "shopping sprees" for underprivileged children to purchase back-to-
school clothing, organized Holiday parties for children's shelters and sponsored summer camp for
kids with disabilities.
The foundation’s continuing goal is to find innovative ways to provide funding for a diverse range
of programs designed to inspire and embrace the hopes and dreams of children and adolescents.
In order to support their funding activities, the Foundation produces several special events on an
annual basis. Additional income comes from the development of corporate partnerships,
allocation of endorsements and appearance fees, and individual contributions.
Currently, the Foundation is seeking to develop innovative community and corporate partnerships
with organizations located in California or Nevada. Consideration will be given to organizations
addressing the unmet physical, educational, social, or cultural needs of children in traditionally
under-served communities, including those confronting the challenges of physical or cognitive
They are in the process of identifying organizations possessing shared goals and complementary
resources in some significant respect. We believe that the process of partnering can serve to
focus goals, inspire participants and minimize administrative costs. The newly created alliance is
positioned to touch many more lives within the community than either organization could on its
Letters of inquiry are being accepted until December 2008. Grant awards range from $5,000-
Board of Directors
President Kristi Yamaguchi
Vice President Carole Yamaguchi Community Volunteer
Chief Operating Officer Jim Adler Adler & Co
Treasurer Gary Doi Bank of America, Retired
Secretary Tom Fujisaka Community Volunteer
Dean Osaki Co-Founder
Jan Yanehiro Community Volunteer
Dale Minami Minami, Lew & Tamaki