2001 Grant Programs

During 2001, the Foundation made grants in the areas of medical and scientific research, education, the environment and social services.  Regionally our grant making continues to focus more on organizations based in California and the San Francisco Bay Area in particular as compared to prior years.  California accounted for 53% of all grant dollars, over 96% of Environmental grant dollars, 61% of Social Service grant dollars, and over 40% of Research grant dollars.  We increased the number of multi-year commitments we’ve made in both research and environmental programs and expanded our funding for rural medical training to include the Pacific Northwest.  To view specific grants and their objectives by focus area please select from the menu above.

2001 Social Services Grants

Grants in this area cover a broad range of community issues of interest to the Foundation.  Broadly stated they cover the areas of: youth programs, programs for the disabled, hunger relief, affordable housing, nutritional programs, and disaster relief.  (Total grants $235K)

2001 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 $165K)

2001 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 also supports programs to improve our public schools.  (Total grants $247K)

2001 Medical and Scientific Research Grants

Grants in this area are focused on diseases and other scientific research of particular interest to the Foundation.  For medical research, 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 continued support for graduate-level physics programs helping to attract the best minds to this important, and often under-funded, research area.  (Total grants $213K)