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Grant Highlight: University of California, Los Angeles

Established in 1994, the Galactic Center Group, headquartered at the University of California Los Angeles, is dedicated to researching the innermost regions of the Milky Way to understand the physics and astrophysics of supermassive black holes. Black holes are regions in space with a gravitational field so intense that no matter or radiation can escape… Continue Reading

Grant Highlight: New Venture Fund

Established in 2006, the New Venture Fund (NVF) is a public charity that incubates large-scale social change projects both domestically and internationally. NVF is the fiscal sponsor of the Hope and Heal Fund, established in 2016 by philanthropic leaders to address the urgent issue of gun violence in California, and to model community-based gun violence… Continue Reading

Grant Highlight: Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press was founded by journalists almost 50 years ago when the nation’s news media faced a wave of government subpoenas asking reporters to name confidential sources. Its mission is to protect the right to gather and distribute news; to keep government accountable by ensuring access to public records,… Continue Reading

Grant Highlight: Climate Group

Founded in 2004, The Climate Group’s mission is to accelerate climate action by catalyzing innovation and bringing solutions to scale. It brings together networks of influential corporate leaders—as well as state, finance, and civil society leaders—to demonstrate the business case for a low-carbon economy. The transportation sector is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions… Continue Reading

Grant Highlight: Environmental Defense Fund

Established in 1967, the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) preserves the natural systems on which all life depends by linking science, economics, law, and innovative private-sector partnerships. It evaluates environmental challenges and works to create solutions that win lasting political, economic, and social support. This grant supports four lines of EDF’s work to reduce pollution. The… Continue Reading

Grant Highlight: Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley

The Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley (HVSF) raises awareness, encourages volunteerism, and promotes philanthropy to benefit the Hispanic community in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. This grant supports HVSF’s Latino Board Leadership Academy, in order to promote diversity among nonprofit leadership. The program trains Latinos on different aspects of board member stewardship, and facilitates… Continue Reading

Grant Highlight: Puente Human Rights Movement

Puente Human Rights Movement is a grassroots migrant justice organization that works to develop, educate, and empower migrant communities. It acts as fiscal sponsor to the Mijente Support Committee, a digital and grassroots hub founded in 2015 for organizing and movement building among Latinx and Chicanx. Mijente exists to serve as a vehicle to build… Continue Reading

Grant Highlight: Foothill-DeAnza Community Colleges Foundation

The Foothill-DeAnza Community Colleges Foundation was incorporated in 1997 as a public benefit corporation. It was organized to operate for the advancement of education, providing financial support to students. Founded in 2010, the Family Engagement Institute, a program of Foothill, provides family support and parent and adult education services to families in San Mateo and… Continue Reading

Grant Highlight: University of Chicago

Founded in 1890, the University of Chicago is home to 5,900 undergraduates, and 10,000 graduate and professional students in four divisions and six professional schools. The National Opinion Research Center, a partner for this project, is one of the oldest not-for-profit, academic research organizations in the United States. This grant, which aims to enhance preschool… Continue Reading