| Grants Awarded |
June 1, 2004, through May 31, 2005
Arts and CultureGrants awarded June 1, 2004, through May 31, 2005
$25,000 to the ALMEIDA THEATRE COMPANY, London, U.K., for production of a new opera, The Cricket Recovers, by composer Richard Ayres.
$25,000 to the ASIAN ART MUSEUM, San Francisco, Ca., for the exhibition of The Kingdom of Siam: Art of Central Thailand, 1350-1800.
$25,000 to BRAVA! FOR WOMEN IN THE ARTS, San Francisco, Ca., for a 2005 production of Guantanamo: Honor Bound to Defend Freedom, a new play about the hundreds of men incarcerated indefinitely by the U.S. government in a military prison in Cuba who are living in legal limbo. The play, which raises questions about government abuse and human rights violations, is based on letters and testimonies of current and former detainees, interviews with their families, and a speech by a high-ranking British judge.
$150,000 over three years to BRAVA! FOR WOMEN IN THE ARTS, San Francisco, Ca., for continuing support of Two Generations, One HeartBEAT, a collaborative theatrical project that that unites ColoredInk, a performance group developed by at-risk youth involved in the Brava Theater Academy; the San Francisco Running Crew, Brava?s youth technical theater training program; and established artists and community activists for a variety of performances and workshops.
$100,000 over two years to the CALIFORNIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY, San Francisco, Ca., for a multi-media project, When Government Worked: California?s New Deal Legacy and Lesson, by photographer Robert Dawson, author Gray Brechin, and filmmaker Chris Beaver.
$50,000 to GLYNDEBOURNE PRODUCTIONS, Glyndebourne, U.K., for the commission, production, and touring of Tangier Tattoo, a new opera created for young audiences, specifically targeting 18 to 30 year-olds.
$25,000 to the JAPANESE COMMUNITY AND CULTURAL CENTER OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, San Francisco, Ca., for the Waribashi Project, an installation art project by artist Donna Keiko Ozawa that exposes and explores the tremendous environmental impact of the use of disposable chopsticks.
$20,000 to the OBERLIN DANCE COLLECTIVE, San Francisco, Ca., for a new multi-media (dance, music, video) collaboration entitled On a Train Heading South, inspired by the environmental crisis posed by the melting of the polar ice caps and human complacency in the face of natural disaster.
$100,000 over two years to the SAN FRANCISCO BALLET, San Francisco, Ca., for the production of three world premiere ballets to be performed at a new Paris dance festival in Summer 2005; these new works will receive their U.S. premiere during the 2006 repertory season.
$50,000 to the SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY, San Francisco, Ca., for planning and development of the capital campaign for a Museum of the City of San Francisco to be built in the Old Mint, an historic building at the corner of Fifth and Mission Streets.
$250,000 over five years to the SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY, San Francisco, Ca., for development of the museum of the City and County of San Francisco in the Old Mint.
$60,000 over two years to the SAN FRANCISCO MIME TROUPE, San Francisco, Ca., to support artistic salaries for play creation workshops over the next two years for the development of new musical satire theater.
$50,000 to the SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY, San Francisco, Ca., for Gershwin, Bernstein, and Yiddish Theater: How Jewish Culture Shaped American Music, a two-week festival in June 2005, that explores the influence of Jewish culture on music in America between the turn of the last century and the Second World War.
$50,000 to SHUNT EVENTS, London, U.K., for the development and production of new work by this collective of ten theater artists.
$50,000 to the WIGMORE HALL TRUST, London, U.K., to refurbish the concert hall, with funds earmarked for improved seating.
$50,000 to the YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS, San Francisco, Ca., to produce and present local, national, and international performance artists exploring contemporary cultural and artistic themes selected by the Center, each of which will be accompanied by film screenings and visual arts exhibitions throughout the season.
$100,000 over two years to YOUTH SPEAKS, San Francisco, Ca., for continuing support of the Living Word Festival, which supports 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. The Festival is presented annually in October at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco.
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Human RightsGrants awarded June 1, 2004, through May 31, 2005
$50,000 to the AGRICULTURE AND LAND-BASED TRAINING ASSOCIATION (ALBA), Salinas, Ca., for Strengthening Local Food Systems in Agricultural Communities: Linking Small Farmer Initiatives with Community Needs. ALBA will conduct a community food assessment and launch a local food systems business plan to bring fresh produce of small farmers to economically marginalized farm worker communities.
$50,000 to the CALIFORNIA CLEAN MONEY CAMPAIGN, Los Angeles, Ca., for general support to promote the concept of full public financing of political campaigns in California as a means to improving the honesty, openness, and accountability of government, and the responsiveness of elected officials to their constituents.
$100,000 over two years to the CALIFORNIA SAFE SCHOOLS COALITION, San Francisco, Ca., for continuing support of its work to reduce harassment and discrimination based on actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity in schools, and to ensure effective statewide implementation of the California Student Safety and Violence Prevention Act of 2000 (AB537). The Tides Center is the sponsor.
$2,025 to the CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO, San Francisco, Ca., for the Celebration of Marriage Equality, a community gathering on February 12, 2005, to observe the one-year anniversary of the City?s efforts to achieve civil marriage equality in California.
$20,000 to the NATIONAL SEXUALITY RESOURCE CENTER, San Francisco, Ca., to host an international conference on Sexual Rights and Moral Panics, which will bring together academics and activists to develop strategies to link evidence-based sexuality research with public education and policy advocacy around five major issues, including civil marriage equality.
$75,000 to NEXTCOURSE, San Francisco, Ca., for community-based sustainable food systems education and outreach programs designed to reach a new generation of eaters in economically and culturally diverse communities, to strengthen their knowledge and appreciation of, and improve access to, healthful, fresh, local, food. The Trust for Conservation Innovation is the sponsor.
$50,000 to PEOPLE'S GROCERY, Oakland, Ca., for general support towards developing a sustainable food system and local food economy in West Oakland through community-based and youth-focused social enterprises, urban agricultural projects, and educational programs. The Agape Foundation is the sponsor.
$150,000 over three years to PUBLIC CAMPAIGN, Washington, D.C., to galvanize broad understanding and support for public financing of campaigns as a means to increase fairness in elections, foster greater accountability of elected officials to their constituents, and operate efficient and cost-effective electoral processes.
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Sustainable Communities and EconomiesGrants awarded June 1, 2004, through May 31, 2005
$40,000 to the ALLIANCE FOR SUSTAINABLE JOBS AND THE ENVIRONMENT - EDUCATION PROJECT, Eureka, Ca., for continuing support of the North Coast Restoration Jobs Initiative, a collaboration among labor, environmental, and community leaders to create a sustainable ?restoration economy? in Humboldt County and adjacent areas in Northern California. A restoration economy is one that is ecologically based; that creates high-skill, living-wage livelihoods; and that promotes sustainable communities through landscape and watershed restoration.
$35,000 to the BRENTWOOD AGRICULTURAL LAND TRUST, Brentwood, Ca., for the Brentwood Regional Marketing Project, to create a regional identity for sustainably produced local foods and to link small-scale family farmers in East Contra Costa County with urban markets in the San Francisco Bay Area.
$50,000 to CALIFORNIANS FOR GE-FREE AGRICULTURE, Occidental, Ca., for continuing support of its 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 general support of its California office, which runs two initiatives: (1) the Agricultural Biotechnology Watch Project, which uses policy, legal, and public education tools to promote human health and environmental protection by ensuring that genetically engineered food is appropriately regulated, tested, and labeled; and (2) the Organic and Beyond Campaign, which promotes sustainable food systems that are humane, socially just, ecologically sound, and appropriately scaled.
$50,000 to the ELLA BAKER CENTER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS, Oakland, Ca., to establish the Institute for Restorative Justice and Economics (also known as Reclaim the Future) to build alliances among criminal justice, social justice, environmental, business, labor, and government leaders to prioritize investing in the creation of green jobs for low-income and people-of-color communities.
$50,000 to HEALTHCARE WITHOUT HARM, Jamaica Plain, Mass., for the California Healthy Food in Health Care Project to harness the purchasing power of healthcare institutions to accelerate the transition to a more sustainable, locally based food system.
$75,000 over three years to MARIN ORGANIC, Pt. Reyes Station, Ca., 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.
$50,000 to the NORTHCOAST REGIONAL LAND TRUST, Bayside, Ca., for an initiative to protect the productive capacity of the region?s dairy, ranching, and row-cropping agricultural lands, and the natural systems that support regional fisheries through strategic conservation planning and implementation of specific agricultural land-protection projects.
$50,000 to the ORGANIC CONSUMERS ASSOCIATION, Little Marais, Minn., for research, public education, and advocacy about the opportunity to replace destructive and trade-distorting cotton subsidies with subsidies that strengthen ecological-farming practices, support small and medium-size family farms, and improve rural economies.
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Foundation InitiatedGrants awarded June 1, 2004, through May 31, 2005
$15,000 to the ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF YALE UNIVERSITY, New Haven, Conn., for Yale University.
$18,837 to AMERICANS FOR OXFORD, New York, N.Y., for the support of St. Edmund Hall at Oxford University.
$17,500 to the CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, San Francisco, Ca., for the Annual Fund.
$7,500 to the FRENCH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, San Francisco, Ca., for continuing support of its academic programs.
$150,000 over three years to HAND IN HAND, Portland, Ore., for continuing development of bilingual, multicultural schools for Jewish-Arab education in Israel.
$30,000 to the LEAGUE TO SAVE LAKE TAHOE, South Lake Tahoe, Ca., to protect and restore the environmental quality, scenic beauty, and low-impact recreation opportunities of the Lake Tahoe Basin.
$31,110 to the ROYAL OPERA HOUSE FOUNDATION, London, U.K., for the Priority Ten Membership for 2005.
$25,000 to the SAN FRANCISCO BALLET, San Francisco, Ca., for general support.
$25,000 to the SAN FRANCISCO BALLET, San Francisco, Ca., to help underwrite the annual fundraising gala.
$50,000 to the SAN FRANCISCO OPERA, San Francisco, Ca., for general support.
$38,000 to the SAN FRANCISCO OPERA, San Francisco, Ca., for general support.
$10,000 to STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Stanford, Ca., in honor of the 35th reunion year of the Class of 1969.
$17,500 to the TAPROOT FOUNDATION, San Francisco, Ca., to sponsor five grants of creative services and production in web site design, brochure design, branding and database design to Columbia Foundation grantee organizations. The Taproot Foundation selects nonprofit organizations and matches them with design and communications professionals who, on a pro-bono basis, will help an organization improve its communication with the public through brochures, web sites, and other communication methods.
General support contributions of $5,000 or less:
ACLU FOUNDATION OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
BREAST CANCER ACTION
BREAST CANCER FUND
CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
CENTER FOR MEDIA AND DEMOCRACY
CENTER FOR URBAN EDUCATION ABOUT SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE
EARTHJUSTICE LEGAL DEFENSE FUND
ENVIRONMENTAL GRANTMAKERS ASSOCIATION
FINE ARTS MUSEUMS OF SAN FRANCISCO
FRIENDS FOUNDATION OF THE SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC LIBRARY
GOLDEN GATE NATIONAL PARKS CONSERVANCY
INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR ECOLOGY AND CULTURE
KELSEY STREET PRESS
MARIN AGRICULTURAL LAND TRUST
MEALS ON WHEELS OF SAN FRANCISCO
METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
NARAL PRO-CHOICE AMERICA FOUNDATION
OCCIDENTAL ARTS AND ECOLOGY CENTER
ORGANIC CONSUMERS ASSOCIATION
ORGANIC FARMING RESEARCH FOUNDATION
PROJECT OPEN HAND
SAN FRANCISCO ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE
SAN FRANCISCO JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
SAN FRANCISCO WALDORF SCHOOL
SIERRA CLUB FOUNDATION
UNION OF CONCERNED SCIENTISTS
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA BERKELEY
URBAN RESOURCE SYSTEMS
WILD SWAN THEATRE
YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Philanthropy and non-profit sector:
$900 to the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF NONPROFITS, Los Angeles, Ca., for 2005 membership.
$7,640 to the COUNCIL ON FOUNDATIONS, Washington, D.C., for 2005 membership.
$800 to the ENVIRONMENTAL GRANTMAKERS ASSOCIATION, New York, N.Y., for 2005 membership.
$2,500 to the FUNDERS FOR LESBIAN AND GAY ISSUES, New York, N.Y., for 2005 membership.
$3,714 to INDEPENDENT SECTOR, Washington, D.C., for 2005 membership.
$2,500 to the NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR RESPONSIVE PHILANTHROPY, Washington, D.C., for general membership support to monitor the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors, publicize abuse, and promote accountability.
$4,515 to NORTHERN CALIFORNIA GRANTMAKERS, San Francisco, Ca., for 2005 membership.
$1,500 to THE FOUNDATION CENTER, San Francisco, Ca., for continuing support of the Foundation Library Center 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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