Name of Foundation: The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Location: Los Altos, California
Contact info: www.packard.org Phone: (650) 948-7658
Coverage Area: U.S., Africa, South Asia
Subject Area: Conservation and Science, Population and Reproductive Health, Children, Families, and Communities.
Assets: $5.8 billion (2011)
Last Year Total Giving: $245 million (2011)
In a nutshell: David and Lucile Packard, founders of one of the world’s leading technology companies (Hewlett-Packard), began the Packard Foundation in 1964. After David’s death in 1996, the Foundation was named the beneficiary of a major portion of his estate.
The foundation continues to target issues the founders prioritized; improving the lives of children, enabling the creative pursuit of science, advancing reproductive health, and conservation. Today, their children and grandchildren take an active role in the work of the foundation.
The foundation’s Children, Families and Communities program currently prioritizes the improvement of quality pre-school and after-school programs in California, and maximizing the effectiveness and scope of the federal Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
Conservation and Science
Population and Reproductive Health
Children, Families, and Communities
Local Grant making
Organizational Effectiveness and Philanthropy
Program Related Investments
How to Apply: The Packard foundation accepts grant proposals only for charitable, educational, or scientific purposes, primarily from tax-exempt, charitable organizations. They do not provide funding for projects that benefit specific individuals or that serve religious purposes. Interested organizations need to submit a letter of inquiry that meets the Packard foundation’s scope of work. For more information on the Packard foundation grant application process, click here.