Recent Grant Recipients

21 Acres Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living: For Youth Garden Education Field Trip Program to teach pre-school and elementary school students about sustainable farming and the importance to eat fresh fruits and vegetables.

Aim High: To provide academic enrichment to 1,400 middle school students each summer.

Bellevue Schools Foundation: To fund equipment at the Big Picture School Maker Space.

Community Alliance for Learning: For the WriterCoach Connection to develop the writing and critical thinking skills of 400 students at El Cerrito High School.

El Verano Elementary School: For a planning grant to improve student outcome at El Verano School.

Environmental Volunteers: To motivate individuals to make multi-year pledges at the Wake Up to Nature fundraiser.

Feather River Land Trust: For the Learning Landscapes to develop outdoor classrooms within a 10 minute walk of public schools in Plumas County.

Friends of Canada de los Osos Ecological Reserve: For the Fishing Program and the Water for Wildlife Project.

Game Theory Academy: To launch the Flower Farm, a conservation and employment program to train youth to sow, harvest, and sell flowers to restaurants and florists.

GirlVentures: To motivate individuals to donate at the EMPOWER Breakfast fundraiser.

Kids for the Bay: To provide environmental education, field trips, and restoration activities to 1,200 students in Alameda and Contra Costa County elementary schools.

Kids in Parks: To introduce disadvantaged students at Visitacion Valley public schools to ecology, stewardship, and restoration.

Marine Mammal Center: To develop and pilot a Middle School Marine Science Program.

Medina Elementary School: To purchase the WeatherBug School Program to engage students in hands-on education.

Peninsula College Fund: To provide mentoring, internships, and scholarships to college students from the Mid-Peninsula.

Pie Ranch: to expand the Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) program to provide produce to individuals and families, and vocational training to high school students in sustainable farming.

Presidio Graduate School: To appoint The Dean Witter Foundation Faculty in Sustainable Management.

Rising Sun Energy Center: To expand the California Youth Energy Services program in the City of Fairfield, a youth employment and energy efficiency retrofit initiative.

Roosevelt Middle School: For the Roosevelt-Presidio Learning Pathway to expose 550 students each year to camping, orienteering, and service learning.

Roots of Success: To train and certify 20 teachers at 10 Bay Area high schools to integrate the Roots of Success environmental and vocational curriculum in Social Studies, Language Arts, and Science classes.

Scott River Water Trust: To increase stream conditions for adult spawning and juvenile salmon and steelhead in the Scott River watershed by leasing water from agricultural diverters.

Seattle Aquarium: For Research Inspiring Conservation of Marine Environment, a new initiative to introduce middle school students to science concepts in the context of real-world research.

Sempervirens Fund: For a two-to-one challenge grant to motivate individual donors who previously contributed $5,000 or less to donate a minimum of $10,000.

Sherman Elementary School: For the Balanced Literacy program to enable all students to become proficient readers and writers.

SPARK: To provide middle school students in Oakland with apprenticeships and career workshops.

Stanford University School of Education: For the Principal Fellows Program.

Stewards of the Coast & Redwoods: To reopen Campbell Cove at the Bodega Head and to establish the Marine Education Center.

Tomales Village Community Services District: To replace the gazebo at Tomales Community Park in West Marin.

University of Washington, College of the Environment: To expand the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST) to Mendocino and Sonoma Counties.

Woodland Park Zoo: For the ZooCrew Program Youth Engagement Initiative to engage 210 middle school students in conservation science at the Zoo.