The David and Lucile Packard Foundation (CA)

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation has been operating for more than 45 years now, working with partners worldwide to improve lives of families, children, and communities, as well as restoring and protecting the planet.

They follow the core values of integrity, respect, leadership, commitment, and critical thinking.

The values of the foundation reflect the personal vale of Lucile and David Packard. Today, their children and grandchildren are now guiding the foundation.

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Recent News from Packard Foundation

Editorial, Dec. 10, 2017: The season of cheerful giving opportunities
Foundation: Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County, Packard Foundation

There's also an online, crowdsourcing opportunity for donating this year: Santa Cruz Gives,, which is sponsored by The Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County, with support from Good...more

Salinas Youth Initiative exhibit celebrates East Salinas youth and programs
Foundation: Packard Foundation

The Salinas Youth Initiative, which is funded by The David & Lucile Packard Foundation, developed the stories and provides funding for 14 local nonprofit programs focused on academics,...more

Wish Book donations help create a community of givers
Foundation: Packard Foundation

... Club about “The Giving Code,” the landmark report about Silicon Valley philanthropy that the Packard Foundation released last year. There have been many such discussions over the past year,...more

National Leaders in Philanthropy, Wildlife Ecology and Natural Resources Policy Join Audubon ...
Foundation: Packard Foundation, Packard Humanities Institute

Conservation nonprofit adds Packard Foundation executive, Clemson University professor and former deputy secretary of the Interior to board of...more

Foundation: Marguerite Casey Foundation, Marguerite Casey Foundation , Packard Foundation

His most recent publication , Speaking of Change, funded by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation – is a call for philanthropic institutions to...more

2017 Packard Fellowships in Science and Engineering Awarded to 18 Researchers
Foundation: Packard Foundation

David Packard was passionate about investing in #science because he believed #philanthropy could spark discovery…...more

Plugging the Gap: What Are Funders Doing to Respond to the Global Gag Rule?
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Packard Foundation

Buffett rarely plays a hands-on role in philanthropy, beyond dispatching annual installments of Berkshire Hathaway stock to the Gates Foundation...more

Helene Gayle to Lead Chicago Community Trust, Former CDC Head to Helm Global-Health Startup
Foundation: Chicago Community Trust, Packard Foundation

... to South Africa and senior adviser to President Obama, was selected as acting president of the billionaire George Soros's philanthropy in New...more

Through many NGO voices, Packard Foundation pushing sustainability agenda in Japan
Foundation: Packard Foundation, a website for locating grants for ocean conservation (and itself funded by Packard and Oak, among others) lists 26 grants...more

The Charity That Big Tech Built
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Minneapolis Foundation

The Silicon Valley Community Foundation has grown to become one of the world's most well-funded foundations. But who in the Valley benefits...more

Illustrative Grants from Packard Foundation

Abundantia Consulting - $73,600

Acterra Action for a Sustainable Earth - $50,000

Action Against Crime and Violence Education Fund Fight Crime: Invest in Kids - $400,000

Action Against Crime and Violence Education Fund Fight Crime: Invest in Kids - $50,000

Action Against Crime and Violence Education Fund Fight Crime: Invest in Kids - $35,000

Action Canada for Population and Development - $325,000

Action Health Incorporated - $577,718

Advancement Project - $250,000

African Population and Health Research Centre - $200,000

African Population and Health Research Centre - $155,000

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