The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Los Altos, California
Ph: (650) 948-7658
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation has funded a number of youth serving organizations during the beginning of 2014.
The California -based foundation’s grants include a focus on reproductive health and support services for children, youth and families, as well as conservation and climate change. Among the topics that affect youth are universal Pre-K and access to health care for children. Grantees include youth serving organizations that provide direct services as well as research, policy reform and advocacy.
Following is a list of selected grants approved at Packard’s January meeting:
Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation, $188,996 to engage local businesses in early education activities.
America’s Promise Alliance, Washington, DC, $270,000 to improve policy making for children’s health and to protect federal support for all programs that impact children and low-income families.
National Network of Abortion Funds, Boston, $100,000 to promote the leadership and participation of low-income, minority, and young women.
Advocates for Youth, Washington, DC, $290,000 to improve policy and practice related to young people’s access to comprehensive sexual health information and services, particularly in the American South.
Urban Institute, Washington, DC, $125,000 to provide timely information on what is happening to health insurance coverage for children, their access to care, and the financial burdens associated with meeting their health-care needs.
National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC, $100,000 for a study on how summertime experiences affect children across education, health, and safety.
East Bay Asian Youth Center, Oakland, California, $50,000 for a summer enrichment program.
Boy Scouts of America Rocky Mountain Council, Pueblo, Colorado, $20,000 for programs in low-income schools and neighborhoods.
Multiple Recipients, $22,500 for shopping sprees for needy children. $12,500 to Salinas Jaycees Foundation, Salinas, Calif. and $10,000 to Redwood City Kiwanis Foundation, Redwood City, Calif.
La Union Del Pueblo Entero, Keene, Calif., $35,000 for an after-school homework program.
Young Women’s Christian Association of Pueblo, Colorado, $20,000 for strategic planning and for collaborative fund-raising activities for the Pueblo Childcare Coalition.
Save The Children Federation, Westport, Conn., $35,000 for an organization assessment.
Labor Project for Working Families, Berkeley, Calif., $20,000 for fund raising activities.
Every Child Can Learn Foundation, San Francisco, $22,500 to train its employees about communications and to develop and distribute the San Francisco Beacon Initiative manual and $50,000 For the San Francisco Beacon Initiative Project, which serves as a model after-school program.
Educational Enrichment Systems, San Francisco, Calif., $36,000 for business planning and fund raising efforts.
Cope Centro Familiar, Freedom, Calif., $49,850 to train the board and executive director and to update human-resources policies.
America’s Promise, The Alliance for Youth, Alexandria, Va. $40,000 to develop a new name for the Children’s Investment Project.
Stanford University, Stanford, Calif., $250,000 for the Youth Data Archive at the John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities.
Santa Clara County, Office of Education, San Jose, Calif., $150,000 to foster student health and physical fitness in Santa Clara County’s 233 elementary schools.
Thorman Group, Kansas City, Mo., $50,000 to develop a comprehensive management-assistance strategy to support the implementation of universal preschool in California.
Rand Corporation, Santa Monica, Calif., $100,000 to conduct research and disseminate the findings on the economic benefits of investing in universal preschool in California.
National Immigration Law Center, Los Angeles, $400,000 for management assistance, policy analysis, and training designed to help improve access to public health-insurance programs for children in immigrant families.
Monterey County Office of Education, Salinas, Calif, $50,000 to help schools in a four-county region share after-school practices.
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund, $18,000 to plan for universal preschool in Fresno County, Calif.
Karen Hill-Scott & Company, Culver City, Calif. $25,000, to help state leaders on preschool issues with communications, public policy, and strategy.
Institute for Educational Leadership, Washington, DC, $15,000 for a book on the effort to promote universal preschool.
Institute for Educational Leadership, Washington, DC, $200,000 to broaden and strengthen a network of state efforts to expand pre-kindergarten programs: $200,000 to Institute for Educational Leadership.
Grantmakers in Health, Washington, DC, $10,000 for a meeting of funders on effective strategies for expanding and sustaining health-insurance coverage for all children.
Georgetown University, Washington, DC, $570,000 for policy analysis and strategic communications to support and expand access to low-cost, comprehensive health coverage for children and their families. $100,000 to evaluate Oklahoma’s universal preschool program.
George Washington University, Washington, DC, $249,099 to educate key policy makers on children’s health insurance.
FowlerHoffman, San Rafael, Calif., $50,000 to develop a grass-roots, pledge-based matching fund for after-school programs in California.
Food Research and Action Center, Washington, DC, $100,000 for research to determine if stronger public-health strategies would improve children’s health.
Families USA Foundation, Washington, DC, $250,000 to support public insurance programs for children in light of government budget tightening.
Consumers Union of the United States, San Francisco, $320,000 for the Healthy Kids, Healthy Schools Project.
Children Now, Oakland, Calif., $50,000 for research on the influence of digital media on children and the media industry’s plans for incorporating digital technology in children’s programs.
Children and Families Commission of Orange County, Irvine, Calif., $125,000 to support the improvement of classes and other work force-development activities at a flagship program in the effort to promote universal preschool.
Center for Law and Social Policy, Washington, DC, $100,000 to analyze the implications of key federal reauthorizations and to help states implement early-education efforts.
California School Boards Research Foundation, West Sacramento, Calif., $156,000 to educate school boards about universal preschool through a Web-based resource center and to help school boards as they provide local leadership on preschool issues.
California Head Start Association, Sacramento, Calif., $88,200 to engage and develop leadership among parents, directors, managers, and governing-board members of California Head Start programs.
Asian Pacific American Legal Center of Southern California, Los Angeles, $206,903 for policy analysis, public education, and organizational development related to public health-insurance programs for children in low-income immigrant families in California, on behalf of the California Immigrant Welfare Collaborative.
Arnold’s All Stars, Los Angeles, $125,000 to develop models of local collaboration and to bolster the sustainability and quality of after-school programs in California. And $135,000 to develop plans for raising matching funds for California’s Proposition 49, which would increase financing for before- and after-school programs, and to continue liaison work for the field and the governor.
Multiple Recipients, $220,000 for general support: $100,000 to Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, San Mateo, Calif., $60,000 to San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, San Jose, Calif., $35,000 to Plugged In, Learning Through Technology, East Palo Alto, Calif., and $25,000 to Girls Club of the Mid-Peninsula, East Palo Alto, Calif.
Judith Fenlon is the Money and Business Manager for the Chronicle of Social Change