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Grants Awarded
June 1, 2005, through May 31, 2006

 

ARTS AND CULTURE SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES AND ECONOMIES
HUMAN RIGHTS FOUNDATION INITIATED
 
 
Total Grants Awarded:
$2,956,715
Total Grants Paid:
$2,901,715

 

Arts and Culture

Grants awarded June 1, 2005, through May 31, 2006

 

$50,000 to the ALMEIDA THEATRE COMPANY, London, U.K., for the Almeida Opera?s London premiere of Les Aveugles, a Paris Opera Young Artists Program production of a new opera by Xavier Dayer.

$50,000 to BORDER CROSSINGS, London, U.K., for the creation and production of Dis-Orientations, a new theatre piece dealing with gender and performance in Western and Chinese cultures.

$75,000 over three years to the HEYDAY INSTITUTE, Berkeley, Ca., for the California Indian Program, which consists of a publishing enterprise, public education, research, and community outreach designed to preserve and promote the unique and varied indigenous cultures of California.

$70,000 over two years to the MAGIC THEATRE, San Francisco, Ca., for the Strategic Growth Initiative, a capacity building effort designed to strengthen Magic?s ability to create and present new theatre works.

$25,000 to the MEXICAN MUSEUM, San Francisco, Ca., for the curator to begin full-time work in order to create a full inventory of the permanent collection and to develop multi-year curatorial plans for the new museum scheduled to be built in the Yerba Buena Arts District.

$50,000 to the PEGASUS OPERA COMPANY, London, U.K., to produce the African-American opera Koanga by Delius and to increase opportunities for people from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds to participate in a vibrant art form.

$50,000 to the ROYAL COURT THEATRE, London, U.K., for Sugar Mummies, a new play by British Bengali playwright Tanika Gupta.

$150,000 over three years to the ROYAL OPERA HOUSE FOUNDATION, London, U.K., for the commission and production of a new opera, The Minotaur, by Sir Harrison Birtwistle.

$150,000 over three years to the UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY ART MUSEUM & PACIFIC FILM ARCHIVE, Berkeley, Ca., for Rare Art, a commissioning and exhibition project involving contemporary-art museums, a conservation organization, and sixteen artists working with sixteen UNESCO World Heritage sites. The goal of the project is to use contemporary art to investigate the relationship between natural environments and human culture, with an emphasis on human attitudes towards nature and the urgent need for sustainable development. The Regents of the University of California is the sponsor.

$150,000 over three years to the YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS, San Francisco, Ca., for continuing support of the newly restructured performing-arts program.

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Human Rights

Grants awarded June 1, 2005, through May 31, 2006

 

$50,000 to the AGRICULTURE AND LAND-BASED TRAINING ASSOCIATION (ALBA), Salinas, Ca., to finalize and implement a business plan that is informed by a community food assessment for expanding market opportunities for Latino organic farmers, including ways to bring fresh, local, organic produce to low-income communities in the Salinas Valley.

$50,000 to CALIFORNIA FARMLINK, Sebastopol, Ca., to support education, service, and policy programs to increase access to farmland for beginning farmers in California.

$50,000 to the CALIFORNIA VOTER FOUNDATION, Davis, Ca., for the California Election Verification Program to assure and monitor implementation of the new state requirement that electronic voting is backed up by a voter-verified paper trail, and that local election officials conduct random audits to assure that the electronic voting is accurate.

$50,000 to the CENTER FOR GOVERNMENTAL STUDIES, Los Angeles, Ca., to promote reform of state and local campaign finance laws to achieve public finance of political campaigns and to assist civic and governmental organizations in determining the best strategies for achieving public finance of campaigns with an emphasis on the clean election approach.

$50,000 to the CLEAN ELECTIONS INSTITUTE, Phoenix, Ariz., to preserve, promote, and defend Arizona?s voter-approved system of public campaign finance, and to further build public support for clean elections and prevent an expected repeal attempt in 2006.

$50,000 to the COMMUNITY FOOD SECURITY COALITION, Venice, Ca., for continuing support of the California Food and Justice Coalition, comprised of organizations and public agencies working in the areas of nutrition, public health, education, sustainable agriculture, anti-hunger, environmental justice, community development, and other sectors to increase state and public support for community food systems that serve all Californians.

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

$25,000 to HABITAT MEDIA, San Rafael, Ca., to produce The Lost Art of Tea Tossing, a feature-length, nonpartisan documentary film that will examine citizen efforts to restore a more functional and participatory democracy in the U.S. by means of democratically financed campaigns for elective office.

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

$80,000 over two years to the SAN FRANCISCO FOOD SYSTEMS COUNCIL, San Francisco, Ca., to improve low income students? access to fresh, local, and seasonal produce through the National School Lunch Program. San Francisco Food Systems Council will work with the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) to increase the quantity, variety, and quality of local and regional fresh fruits and vegetables offered by testing produce items among different student constituents, identifying and testing alternative vendors, and assisting Student Nutrition Services in reformulating the produce bid to allow for local and regional farmers to sell directly to SFUSD. San Francisco Foundation Community Initiatives Fund is the sponsor.

$100,000 over two years to SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE EDUCATION, Berkeley, Ca., to support the development of Urban Edge Agricultural Parks as a replicable model that addresses land access needs of small farmers, local food systems needs, and the need to transform urban-rural interfaces into permanently protected, multi-functional places that contain sprawl while providing fresh food, open space, and educational and recreational opportunities for urban residents.

$40,000 to WOMEN?S EDUCATIONAL MEDIA, San Francisco, to develop a major-donor fundraising plan and strategic marketing plan to diversify funding support for the organization and for its Respect For All Project, a documentary film and educational program designed to foster greater understanding of diversity of all kinds among school-age children, parents, and teachers.

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Sustainable Communities and Economies

Grants awarded June 1, 2005, through May 31, 2006

 

$50,000 to the BUSINESS ALLIANCE FOR LOCAL LIVING ECONOMIES, San Francisco, Ca., to develop and connect membership networks in California to support the development and success of locally owned, sustainable businesses.

$100,000 over two years to the CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE FOR RURAL STUDIES, Davis, Ca., for Toward a Broader Vision of Sustainability, a research and dissemination project consisting of (1) a survey assessing the state of social equity in sustainable agriculture in California; and (2) a pilot dissemination project offering information and technical assistance to growers to promote the adoption of more socially equitable labor practices.

$50,000 to CALIFORNIANS FOR GE-FREE AGRICULTURE, Occidental, Ca., to build an alliance of organizations, the California Alliance on Biotechnology in Agriculture, for joint education and action on the need for state policies to prevent genetically engineered (GE) crop contamination; require labeling of GE food; establish a moratorium on pharmaceutical crops; and create stronger monitoring and enforcement laws to protect farmers, consumers, and the environment from the risk of GE crops and food. 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.

$110,000 over two years to the COMMUNITY ALLIANCE WITH FAMILY FARMERS, Davis, Ca., for Buy Fresh, Buy Local (BFBL), a joint project with FoodRoutes Network to promote and expand the direct purchase of locally grown food through labeling and farm-direct sales in California, including the Central Coast, San Francisco Bay Area, and Sacramento Valley.

$60,000 over two years to FOODROUTES NETWORK, Millheim, Pa., for a joint project with the Community Alliance with Family Farmers to promote the direct purchase of locally grown food through labeling and farm-direct sales. The Tides Center-Western Pennsylvania is the sponsor.

$75,000 over two years to the GREAT VALLEY CENTER, Modesto, Ca., for the planning and testing of several approaches to effective dissemination of sustainable-agriculture growing practices to growers throughout the Central Valley, and for developing possible approaches to regional-food systems in the Valley to provide better regional markets for sustainable growers.

$25,000 to the HUSBANDRY INSTITUTE, Emeryville, Ca., for a seed grant to develop its first campaign, Ask for Change: Sustainable Meat Choices for Health, Environment, and Animal Welfare, a consumer-education campaign inspired by the Monterey Bay Aquarium?s very successful Seafood Watch program that distributed wallet-sized cards about fish. The Tides Center is the sponsor.

$100,000 over two years to the HUSBANDRY INSTITUTE, Emeryville, Ca., for Ask for Change, a public education campaign to create public understanding of: (1) the impact of meat and dairy-production practices on animal welfare, human health, and the environment; and (2) the positive change consumers can support through educated choices about what they consume. The Tides Center is the sponsor.

$50,000 to the INSTITUTE FOR FISHERIES RESOURCES (IFR), San Francisco, Ca., for the Klamath Basin Coalition, a federation of fifteen regional and national organizations coordinated by the IFR jointly working to restore the salmon-producing river ecosystems of Northern California?s Klamath Basin, one of the nation?s most important biological resources.

$100,000 over two years to the NORTHCOAST REGIONAL LAND TRUST, Bayside, Ca., for continuing support of Sustaining Regional Agriculture, Natural Diversity, and Healthy Communities to protect both the productive capacity and natural-resource values of farms, forests, and ranchlands comprising the California North Coast landscape.

$15,000 to the UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA BERKELEY INSTITUTE FOR URBAN AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT, Berkeley, Ca., for Sibella Krause of Sustainable Agriculture Education (SAGE) to research and develop a new publication, New Ruralism: Developing Agricultural Places at the Edge and Beyond.

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Foundation Initiated

Grants awarded June 1, 2005, through May 31, 2006

 

$15,000 to the ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF YALE UNIVERSITY, New Haven, Conn., for the Class of 1969.

$40,000 to AMERICANS FOR OXFORD, New York, N.Y., for the support of St. Edmund Hall, and for the Voltaire Foundation.

$20,000 to CAMFED USA FOUNDATION, San Francisco, Ca., to fight poverty and AIDS in rural communities in Africa by educating girls.

$20,000 to CITY ARTS & LECTURES, San Francisco, Ca., to help underwrite the 25th anniversary season production of a special series in the winter and spring of 2006.

$25,000 to CRITICAL IMAGES, San Francisco, Ca., for production of a one-hour documentary film, Forget Me Not: The National AIDS Memorial, by filmmaker Andy Wilson, which tells the story of the creation of the National AIDS Memorial, its significance as a national memorial, and the individual stories it memorializes in the ?turning of loss into life.?

$10,000 to the FRENCH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, San Francisco, to offer its students programs of study in French and English.

$15,000 to the GLOUCESTERSHIRE COMMUNITY THEATRE SOCIETY, Gloucestershire, U.K., for TaurusVoice, which works with speech, drama, movement, improvisation, and creative writing to enable people to find, explore, and develop their voice.

$6,000 to KIDS COMPANY, London, U.K., to help dispossessed urban children through artistic and sporting activities.

$30,000 to the LEAGUE TO SAVE LAKE TAHOE, South Lake Tahoe, Ca., for general support.

$6,000 to POP-UP THEATRE, London, U.K., one of the U.K.?s leading young people?s theatre companies with a local, national, and international touring program to theatres, arts centers, community venues, and schools.

$25,000 to the SAN FRANCISCO BALLET, San Francisco, Ca., for general support of America?s first professional ballet company.

$39,000 to the SAN FRANCISCO BALLET, San Francisco, Ca., for the Pinnacle Fund to increase the endowment for the San Francisco Ballet.

$25,000 to the SANTA FE OPERA, Santa Fe, N.M., for the American premiere production of Thomas Ades? The Tempest, which will be a highight of the Santa Fe Opera?s fiftieth anniversary season.

$10,000 to the SIERRA FUND, Nevada City, Ca., to protect the land, air, and water resources of the Sierra Nevada.

$15,000 to SIERRA WATCH, Nevada City, Ca., to defend the natural resources and quality of life in the Sierra Nevada from sprawling development.

 

General support contributions of $5,000 or less:

ACLU FOUNDATION OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

AMERICAN FARMLAND TRUST

BREAST CANCER ACTION

BREAST CANCER FUND

CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

CALIFORNIA ALLIANCE FOR ARTS EDUCATION

CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS FOUNDATION

CENTER FOR WHOLE COMMUNITIES

CHINESE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA

CULTURAL CONSERVANCY

DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS USA

EARTHJUSTICE LEGAL DEFENSE FUND

FAMILY FARM DEFENDERS

FINE ARTS MUSEUMS OF SAN FRANCISCO

FRIENDS FOUNDATION OF THE SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC LIBRARY

FRIENDS OF ETC GROUP

FRIENDS OF SIR MORTIMER B. DAVIS JEWISH GENERAL HOSPITAL

FRIENDS OF THE URBAN FOREST

GARDEN CONSERVANCY

GLOBAL HERITAGE FUND

GOLDEN GATE NATIONAL PARKS CONSERVANCY

INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR ECOLOGY AND CULTURE

LARKIN STREET YOUTH SERVICES

MARIN AGRICULTURAL LAND TRUST

METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART

MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

NARAL PRO-CHOICE AMERICA FOUNDATION

ODC THEATER

ORGANIC CONSUMERS ASSOCIATION

OPEN EYE PICTURES

PAINES PLOUGH THEATRE COMPANY

POETRY FLASH

POLARIS INSTITUTE

PROJECT OPEN HAND

PROTEUS FUND

PUBLIC CAMPAIGN

RAINFOREST INTERNATIONAL

REHEARSAL ORCHESTRA

SAN FRANCISCO ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY

SAN FRANCISCO WALDORF SCHOOL

SIERRA CLUB FOUNDATION

UNION OF CONCERNED SCIENTISTS

VERMONT COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

WATTS GARDEN CLUB

WILDWEST INSTITUTE

YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS


Philanthropy and non-profit sector:


$900 to the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF NONPROFITS, Los Angeles, Ca., for 2006 membership.

$8,050 to the COUNCIL ON FOUNDATIONS, Washington, D.C., for 2006 membership.

$880 to the ENVIRONMENTAL GRANTMAKERS ASSOCIATION, New York, N.Y., for 2006 membership.

$1,500 to the FOUNDATION CENTER, San Francisco, Ca., for continuing support of the Foundation Center Library.

$2,500 to the FUNDERS' COMMITTEE FOR CIVIC PARTICIPATION (FCCP), Amherst, Mass., for membership in the FCCP, which brings together grantmakers who are committed to enhancing democratic involvement in all dimensions of civic life, including elections, governance, media, and civil society with a particular emphasis on disenfranchised and disempowered communities. The Proteus Fund is the sponsor.

$5,000 to FUNDERS FOR SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEMS, San Francisco, for membership contributions for 2004 (retroactively) and 2005.

$3,000 to INDEPENDENT SECTOR, Washington, D.C., for 2006 membership.

$4,585 to NORTHERN CALIFORNIA GRANTMAKERS, San Francisco, for 2006 membership.

$2,500 to NORTHERN CALIFORNIA GRANTMAKERS, San Francisco, Ca., for the Arts Loan Fund, a collaborative loan fund that provides quick-turnaround, low-cost financial assistance to San Francisco Bay Area arts organizations to help them manage their cash flow needs.

$2,500 to the SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SYSTEMS FUNDERS, Los Angeles, Ca., for 2006 membership. Community Partners is the fiscal sponsor.

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