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

New Application for Acoustics Helps Estimate Marine Life Populations
Foundation: International Community Foundation, Packard Foundation, Helmsley Charitable Trust

The National Science Foundation, the Baja Coastal Institute, the International Community Foundation, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and The Helmsley Charitable Trust funded the research. Cabo...more

Empowering the Delta
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Packard Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, Walton Family Foundation

In June 2016, Peterson was named executive director of the Walton Family Foundation, the Bentonville-based charitable powerhouse that awards grants totaling almost $400 million annually. On this day,...more

San Jose approves ground lease for new Japantown arts community center
Foundation: Packard Foundation, Hewlett Foundation

Additional funders of the project to date include the Packard Foundation, the Hewlett Foundation, and ArtPlace America. Taken together, the grants and equity contributed come to about $4.61 million,...more

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

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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