2000 Grant Programs

During 2000, the Foundation made grants in the areas of medical and scientific research, education, the environment and social services. Regionally our grant making focused more on organizations based in California and the Bay Area in particular as compared to prior years. California accounted for close to 50% of all grant dollars and nearly 70% of Social Service grant dollars. New grant programs were begun in the areas of scientific research, public schools and organization capacity development. To view specific grants and their objectives by focus area please select from the menu above.

2000 Environment Grants

Grants in this area are focused on protecting wilderness areas and supporting grass-roots organizations interested in keeping our rivers, bays and coastal waters clean and safe. Additionally, the Foundation has begun supporting programs to increase the capacity of local land trusts and to build the capacity of more established organizations in new locations. (Total grants $140K)

2000 Education Grants

Grants in this area are focused primarily on improving educational opportunities for minority students from elementary school through college. Additionally, the Foundation supports medical training in the areas of rural practice and humanism. The Foundation has also begun to support programs to improve our public schools. (Total grants $220K)

2000 Medical and Scientific Research Grants

Grants in this area are focused on diseases of particular interest to the Foundation and a growing interest in the area of physics. Emphasis is on finding a cure, developing new treatments and improving the quality of life of individuals afflicted with these diseases. Additionally, the Foundation has begun to support graduate-level physics programs helping to attract the best minds to this important, and often under-funded, research area. (Total grants $179K)