Grants: 2007

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In 2007 we awarded grants totaling $2,788,000. This year, we are happy to welcome Denver, Colorado as one of our new territories; we have made a number of grants to support our employees and their communities in the Metro-Denver Area. Our support for the San Francisco Bay Area continues strong along with our initiatives for the East Bay. Finally, the Vodafone Fellowship Initiative will soon reach 100 students through the program designed to promote wireless engineering technology within universities.

This report lists all grants made by the foundation in the amounts of $5,000 or more. Please keep in mind that the following grants may not be indicative of future funding decisions.

2007 Grantees

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  • Strengthening Families Grants

    • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
      $10,000
      To support Family Programs
    • San Francisco Symphony
      $12,500
      To support a single Family Concert from the Family Concert Series for 2006-2007 Season.
    • Total Families Grants
      $22,500
  • Youth & Children Grants

    • SafeHouse Denver
      $15,000
      To support the Children’s Program at the Emergency Shelter and the Counseling & Advocacy Center
    • Total Youth & Children Grants
      $15,000
  • Urban & Community Issues Grants

    • Boys & Girls Club of Metro Denver
      $20,000
      To support Health and Life Skills Core Program
    • Children’s Museum of Denver
      $15,000
      To support the G.R.O.W. Science and Literacy Collaborative
    • Total Urban & Community Issues Grants
      $35,000
  • Arts Grants

    • Berkeley Repertory Theatre
      $12,500
      Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s upcoming 06/07 season
    • California Symphony
      $8,000
      To support artistic and educational outreach programs in Contra Costa
    • Diablo Regional Arts Association
      $10,000
      Teen Outreach Experience program – arts education programs
    • Oakland East Bay Symphony
      $10,000
      Fiscal year 2005-2006 for general operating support
    • Oakland Museum of California Foundation
      $5,000
      General operating grant
    • Total Arts Grants
      $45,500
  • Special Projects Grants

    • American Red Cross, Bay Area Chapter
      $100,000
      To support disaster relief for the So. California Fires
    • Asian Pacific Fund
      $25,000
      To support the Chang-Lin Tien Education Leadership Scholarship Awards
    • Catholic Foundation for Eastern South Dakota
      $4,950
      Employee Matching
    • Center for Community Benefit Organizations of Contra Costa
      $20,000
      To support the Impact Grant for services to the East County Boys and Girls Club
    • COPE Family Center
      $4,000
      Employee Matching
    • East County Boys and Girls Club
      $20,000
      To participate in the Vodafone-US Foundation Impact Grant Project
    • Food Bank of the Rockies
      $25,000
      To support their community kitchen, Kid’s Cafe
    • The Foundation Center
      $12,000
      For general operating support 2-yrs
    • International House
      $10,000
      To support the Peace Corp Scholarship Fund in honor of Joe Lurie.
    • International House
      $10,000
      To support I House scholarship fund
    • Northern California Grantmakers
      $20,000
      Program Funding.
    • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
      $7,500
      Director’s Match
    • Stanford University
      $10,000
      To support research to develop healthcare screening and diagnostic system for poor, rural regions in India.
    • UC Berkeley Foundation
      $5,000
      To honor Dean Newton, College of Engineeering, for the Endowed Fund Dean A. Richard Newton Memorial Fund for Berkeley Center for Synthetic Biology
    • Total Special Projects Grants
      $331,175
  • Vodafone Fellowship Initiative (VFI) Grants

    • Auburn University
      University of California at Berkeley
      University of Illinois at Urbana—Champaign
    • Total VFI Grants
      $2,338,829