2003 Grant Programs

During 2003, 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 and New York at 53% and 15% respectively, continue to 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 are primarily targeted in Northern California.  To view specific grants and their objectives by focus area please select from the menu above.

2003 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 that will benefit a broad range of wild land conservation activities.  (Total grants $119K)

2003 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 continues to be involved in early childhood development programs through the expansion of the Raising A Reader® program to underserved populations.  (Total grants $202K)

2003 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 $177K)