Who We Are

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We invest in Northern and Central California communities that are committed to achieving lasting, positive change for children and families living in poverty. Our work is guided by the following beliefs:

  • We believe that lasting community change is possible.
  • We believe in taking a holistic approach to addressing the unique needs and realities of a community.
  • We respect the commitment and expertise of local organizations.
  • We believe that authentic change happens when community stakeholders work interdependently.

Since 1956, we have granted nearly $300 million to more than 2,000 non-profit organizations and public schools. Visit our grants database to learn about the work we have funded.