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Grants Awarded
June 1, 2003, through May 31, 2004

 

ARTS AND CULTURE SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES AND ECONOMIES
HUMAN RIGHTS FOUNDATION INITIATED
 
 
Total Grants Awarded:
$2,803,853
Total Grants Paid:
$3,211,328

 

Arts and Culture

Grants awarded June 1, 2003, through May 31, 2004

 

$50,000 to the ALMEIDA THEATRE COMPANY, London, U.K., for Oedipus Rex and Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles, a theater work directed by Michael Attenborough planned to open at the Almeida Theatre in May 2004; and for IO, by Harrison Birtwistle, a new opera commission and presented as part of the Almeida Opera Festival 2004.

$50,000 to the BERKELEY REPERTORY THEATRE, Berkeley, Ca., for production of British playwright David Edgar's new work, Continental Divide, two plays ? one from the vantage point of the Republican Party, the other from the Democratic Party ? that explore the ethics, ambition, political legacies, and ideals surrounding a gubernatorial debate and politics in present-day America.

$30,000 to BRAVA! FOR WOMEN IN THE ARTS, San Francisco, Ca., for continuing support of Two Generations, One HeartBEAT, a collaborative theatrical project that brings Colored Ink, a performance group developed by at-risk youth involved in the Brava Theater Academy, together with renowned poets for a variety of performances and workshops, with youth participants also gaining valuable skills in theater production and administration from the BRAVA staff.

$15,000 to the CREATIVE WORK FUND, San Francisco, Ca., for annual administrative support for the 2001-02, 2002-03, and 2003-04 grant years.

$155,000 to the CREATIVE WORK FUND, San Francisco, Ca., for a final grant for the 2004-2005 year to provide funds for individual artists to create new art works in collaboration with other artists or community organizations.

$55,000 over two years to CREATIVITY EXPLORED, San Francisco, Ca., for implementation of its Marketing Plan (2004-2006) to help further strengthen and diversify the organization's funding base through increased earned income. Creativity Explored is a visual arts center for adults with developmental disabilities in San Francisco.

$60,000 over three years to the HEADLANDS CENTER FOR THE ARTS, Sausalito, Ca., for the Bridge Project's residencies and public programs involving artists who are active as creative catalysts in the field of community development and the environment.

$30,000 to the JOE GOODE PERFORMANCE GROUP, San Francisco, Ca., for the creation and performance of Hometown, a multi-media work that incorporates videos made from the perspective of inner-city teenagers into a new piece of dance-theater using choreographer Joe Goode's unique text-based approach. Hometown is a collaboration between Joe Goode Performance Group, composer Beth Custer, and Teaching Intermedia Literacy Tools, a nonprofit organization that promotes intermedia literacy for youth through hands-on experience with media-making processes.

$75,000 over three years to LOS CENZONTLES MEXICAN ARTS CENTER, San Pablo, Ca., for organizational development to increase revenue from ticket income, marketing of products, corporate sponsorships of major events, and a major donor campaign. Los Cenzontles is a community arts center that provides affordable arts education and cultural events to youth and their families in West Contra Costa County.

$50,000 to the ROYAL NATIONAL THEATRE, London, U.K., for the world premiere of a new play by Nicholas Wright entitled His Dark Materials based on the award-winning trilogy by Philip Pullman.

$50,000 to the YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS, San Francisco, Ca., for the production and presentation of thirteen multidisciplinary projects by twenty-three artists, commissioned specifically for the Center's 10th Anniversary in October 2003.

$50,000 to YOUTH SPEAKS, San Francisco, Ca., for the Living Word Festival of Literary Arts, for the creation of new literary work and the emergence of new literary art forms by writers, poets, and performance artists living on the West Coast, with a focus on artists of color and queer artists.

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Human Rights

Grants awarded June 1, 2003, through May 31, 2004

 

$100,000 over two years to the COMMUNITY FOOD SECURITY COALITION, Venice, Ca., for the California Food and Justice Coalition, a coalition of organizations and agencies in California working in the areas of nutrition, public health, sustainable agriculture, anti-hunger, environmental justice, community development, and other sectors to increase state and public support for community food security.

$100,000 over two years to the COMPASSION IN DYING FEDERATION, Portland, Ore., for its end-of-life education and advocacy programs in California.

$100,000 over two years to the DEATH WITH DIGNITY NATIONAL CENTER, Washington, D.C., to defend the Oregon death with dignity law from federal challenge, and to educate federal officials about the benefits of the Oregon law.

$40,000 to the ECOLOGY CENTER, Berkeley, Ca., for continuing support of Farm Fresh Choice, a program that addresses food security issues in South and West Berkeley by linking regional farmers with low-income communities of color through produce markets, youth job training, nutrition education, and other community outreach programs.

$100,000 over two years to the GAY-STRAIGHT ALLIANCE NETWORK, San Francisco, Ca., for continuing programmatic and organizational development of this state-wide organization led by youth activists who are working to end lgbtq-phobia and discrimination in California schools. The Tides Center is the sponsor.

$100,000 over two years to JEWISH HOME, San Francisco, Ca., for the endowment of the end-of-life care program.

$50,000 to KQED, San Francisco, Ca., for Not in Our Town: Northern California Resists Hate, a documentary film featuring three Northern California-based stories of local citizens responding to anti-gay violence, violence against immigrants, and racial hatred.

$60,000 over two years to the NATIONAL CENTER FOR LESBIAN RIGHTS, San Francisco, Ca., for the Safe Homes Project to improve the care of lgbtq youth in California's foster care and juvenile justice systems.

$50,000 to PEOPLE'S GROCERY, Oakland, Ca., for continuing support of its work to increase West Oakland residents' access to healthful and affordable food from local sources. The Agape Foundation is the sponsor.

$250,000 over two years to the PROTEUS FUND, Amherst, Mass., for the Civil Marriage Collaborative, a donor-advised grant making program supported by institutional donors to bolster strategic state and local efforts to strengthen a broad and diverse grassroots constituency to achieve civil marriage equality in the United States, and to oppose efforts to limit or deny civil marriage rights to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.

$120,000 over two years to the SAN FRANCISCO FOOD SYSTEMS COUNCIL, San Francisco, Ca., for continuing organizational and programmatic development, with a particular focus on increasing access of low-income San Franciscans to local produce by ensuring that recipients of federal food assistance programs are aware of the programs available to them, and are able to utilize their food assistance benefits to purchase products at farmers' markets in San Francisco. The San Francisco Foundation Community Initiatives Fund is the sponsor.

$5,000 to WOMEN?S EDUCATIONAL MEDIA, San Francisco, Ca., for the benefit premiere, public relations and outreach campaign, and free school distribution of Let's Get Real, a film on name-calling and bullying.

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Sustainable Communities and Economies

Grants awarded June 1, 2003, through May 31, 2004

 

$50,000 to ANEWAMERICA COMMUNITY CORPORATION, Berkeley, Ca., for the Green Banana Project: Creating Sustainable Economies in New American Communities for the development of food micro-businesses that feature sustainably produced foods.

$50,000, to the CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE FOR RURAL STUDIES, Davis, Ca., for Social Equity in Sustainable Agriculture: In Search of the Third E, a project that will develop a set of social equity indicators for farm labor and test the hypothesis that sustainable agriculture offers more equitable labor conditions than industrial or conventional farming systems.

$150,000 over three years to CALIFORNIA POLYTECHNIC STATE UNIVERSITY, San Luis Obispo, Ca., to develop an Institute on Sustainable Agriculture within the College of Agriculture. The California Polytechnic State University Foundation is the sponsor.

$70,000 over two years to the CALIFORNIA SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE WORKING GROUP, Santa Cruz, Ca., for organizational development and to establish a public policy program for sustainable food systems in California.

$35,000 to CALIFORNIANS FOR GE-FREE AGRICULTURE, Occidental, Ca., for continuing support of an education and organizing campaign on the human health, economic, and environmental impacts of genetically engineered crops in California. The Occidental Arts and Ecology Center is the sponsor.

$50,000 to the CENTER FOR FOOD SAFETY, Washington, D.C., for the California Food Systems Report Card to research, publish, and disseminate report cards that evaluate key decision-makers in California ? including regulators, legislators, universities, food producers, commodity groups, farm bureaus, food retailers, food corporations, and others ? on their contributions (or lack thereof) toward promoting sustainable food and farming systems in the state.

$50,000 to the CENTER FOR URBAN EDUCATION ABOUT SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE, San Francisco, Ca., for the Education Center associated with the Ferry Building Farmers' Market to educate the public about the opportunities to create regional, sustainable agriculture and food systems, and to forge links between urban residents and Northern California farmers.

$40,000 to the COMMUNITY ALLIANCE WITH FAMILY FARMERS, Davis, Ca., for membership and chapter development, and local food systems organizing campaigns with its chapters.

$40,000 to the FOODROUTES NETWORK, Millheim, Pa., to strengthen local food systems in California by increasing information about, demand for, and access to locally produced food through the creation of a Buy Local Learning Community and a Buy Local Campaign involving partner organizations in regions throughout the state. The Tides Center-Western Pennsylvania is the sponsor.

$35,000 to the INTERNATIONAL FORUM ON GLOBALIZATION, San Francisco, Ca., for 1) the Rapid Response Agriculture Report, which will examine how domestic farm economies are affected by global trade rules by providing case studies of key regions around the world, including California; and 2) a detailed microanalysis of the impact of international trade and agricultural policy on California's food system, including policy alternatives and strategies to navigate the barriers to the development of local food economies.

$35,000 to the INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR ECOLOGY AND CULTURE, Berkeley, Ca., for completion and dissemination to California food system advocates of Ripe for Change: Rethinking California's Food Economy, which documents the social, economic and environmental impacts of the import/export model of agriculture in California and makes the case for sustainable local and regional food economies.

$35,000 to MARIN ORGANIC, Pt. Reyes Station, Ca., for organizational development of Marin Organic, which works to create an interconnected, all-organic agriculture production system in Marin County, and the branding, marketing, and distribution systems that will build a viable regional food economy.

$70,000 over two years to REDEFINING PROGRESS, Oakland, Ca., for Scenarios for Sustainability: Forecasting the Economic, Social, and Environmental Impacts of Land Use Planning that will provide concrete tools (the Genuine Progress Indicator and the Ecological Footprint) to help city planners, elected officials, and the public make better informed land-use decisions that will strengthen the economy of the San Francisco Bay Area while reducing the region's Ecological Footprint.

$5,000 to SAVE OUR SUNOL, Sunol, Ca., for research, and legal costs of a lawsuit to preserve 242 acres of prime farmland adjacent to the Willis Polk Water Temple in Sunol.

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Foundation Initiated

Grants awarded June 1, 2003, through May 31, 2004

 

$7,500 to the CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, San Francisco, Ca., for general support on the occasion of the 19th Annual Ball.

$10,000 to CONGREGATION EMANU-EL, San Francisco, Ca., in honor of Rabbi Stephen Pearce?s 10th Anniversary.

$17,000 to the FRENCH-AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, San Francisco, Ca., for general support of its programs of study in French and English, and to prepare its graduates to think critically and to communicate across cultures.

$20,000 to the SAN FRANCISCO BALLET, San Francisco, Ca., for general support of America's first professional ballet company.

$40,000 to the SAN FRANCISCO OPERA, San Francisco, Ca., for general support.

$12,000 to the SAN FRANCISCO OPERA, San Francisco, Ca., for general support and to present opera performances of the highest international quality available to the widest possible audiences.

$75,000 to the SAN FRANCISCO OPERA, San Francisco, Ca., for annual support and transition funding.

$10,000 to STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Stanford, Ca., for the University and its academic programs.

$23,426 to the ROYAL OPERA HOUSE FOUNDATION, London, U.K., for the Patron Trust Membership.

 

General support contributions of $5,000 or less:

ACLU FOUNDATION OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

BREAST CANCER ACTION

BREAST CANCER FUND

CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY

CENTER FOR URBAN EDUCATION ABOUT SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE

CITY ARTS & LECTURES

EARTHJUSTICE LEGAL DEFENSE FUND

ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION

FANNIE LOU HAMER PROJECT

FILM ARTS FOUNDATION

FINE ARTS MUSEUMS OF SAN FRANCISCO

FRIENDS FOUNDATION OF THE SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC LIBRARY

GLOBAL HERITAGE FUND

GOLDEN GATE NATIONAL PARKS CONSERVANCY

HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH

INTERNATIONAL FORUM ON GLOBALIZATION

INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR ECOLOGY AND CULTURE

KATHERINE DELMAR BURKE SCHOOL

KQED

LARKIN STREET YOUTH SERVICES

MEALS ON WHEELS OF SAN FRANCISCO

METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART

MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

ORGANIC CONSUMERS ASSOCIATION

POETRY FLASH

PROJECT OPEN HAND

PROTEUS FUND

PUBLIC CAMPAIGN

SAN FRANCISCO ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE

SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION

SAN FRANCISCO WALDORF SCHOOL

SIERRA CLUB FOUNDATION

UNION OF CONCERNED SCIENTISTS

WORLD LEARNING

YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS


Philanthropy and non-profit sector:


$900 to the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF NONPROFITS, Los Angeles, Ca., for 2004 membership.

$7,640 to the COUNCIL ON FOUNDATIONS, Washington, D.C., for 2004 membership.

$724 to the ENVIRONMENTAL GRANTMAKERS ASSOCIATION, New York, N.Y., for 2004 membership.

$5,000 to the ENVIRONMENTAL GRANTMAKERS ASSOCIATION, New York, N.Y., for the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders, a national funders affinity group that fosters economically viable, environmentally sound, and socially responsible systems of food production, processing, distribution, and consumption with a focus on national policy issues and bringing new funders to the field.

$2,250 to the FUNDERS FOR LESBIAN AND GAY ISSUES, New York, N.Y., a national affinity group of foundation staff who work to promote lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues within the field of philanthropy, for 2004 membership.

$10,000 to FUNDERS FOR SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEMS, San Francisco, Ca., an affinity group of public and private grantmakers whose mission is to promote sustainable food systems in California through educational fora for grantmakers, for annual membership. The Trust for Conservation Innovation is the sponsor.

$2,500 to INDEPENDENT SECTOR, Washington, D.C., for its 2003 Annual Meeting, which took place at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco on November 2-4.

$4,009 to INDEPENDENT SECTOR, Washington, D.C., for 2004 membership.

$4,104 to NORTHERN CALIFORNIA GRANTMAKERS, San Francisco, Ca., for 2004 membership.

$3,000 to THE FOUNDATION CENTER, San Francisco, Ca., for the Foundation Library Center to continue to provide free public access to information on nonprofits and foundations; to publish information on foundations; to host workshops for the public on fundraising and foundations; and to host a website that provides tools for grantseeking.

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Closing Report
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