2006 Grant Programs

During 2006, the Foundation made grants in the areas of medical and scientific research, education, the environment and social services.  Grants made in the states of California, New York, and Colorado at 49%, 22% and 7% respectively, account for the majority of our giving geographically.  Grants to organization in other states mainly represents program funding that is national in scope or research/education funding, which historically is less geographically constrained.  Environmental and social service programs were primarily targeted in Northern California.  To view specific grants and their objectives by focus area please select from the menu above.

2006 Environment Grants

Grants in this area are focused on protecting wilderness areas and supporting grass-roots organizations that are involved in keeping our rivers, bays and coastal waters clean and safe.  The Foundation continues to support technical development in the area of landscape analysis and water quality monitoring that will benefit a broad range of conservation activities.  (Total grants $134,000)

2006 Education Grants

Grants in this area are focused primarily on improving higher educational opportunities for minority students.  Additionally, the Foundation supports medical training in the areas of rural practice and humanism.  The Foundation also supports programs to improve high school science education and college campus student safety.  (Total grants $199,500)

2006 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 collegiate and graduate-level physics programs, helping to attract the best minds to this important and often under-funded research area.  (Total grants $184,000)