Grants: 2008

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2008 marked the successful launch of our first Wireless Innovation Project. We received many remarkable proposals and selected 3 outstanding winners. We look forward to even more innovative wireless solutions for world issues in our next launch.

We continued with our local grantmaking in the San Francisco Bay Area and the Denver Area. Our grants for 2008 totaled $1,613,442.00.

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.

2008 Grantees

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  • Strengthening Families Grants

    • Children’s Hospital Foundation
      $15,000
      To support the Center for Child Protection (CCP)
    • Families First
      $10,000
      To support the Parent Education Program
    • Project AVARY
      $10,000
      To support programs serving children who have a parent in prison.
    • The Salvation Army Intermountain Division
      $15,000
      To support educational opportunities at the Lambuth Family Center in Denver, Colorado.
    • Zeum
      $15,000
      To support outreach to Contra Costa youth and families to provide digital arts and technology-based experiences.
    • Total Families Grants
      $67,500*
      * incl. grants below $5,000
  • Youth & Children Grants

    • Bay Area Women’s Sports Initiative
      $10,000
      To support combined site of BAWSI and BAWSI Rollers at Blackford Elementary School
    • Boys & Girls Club of Metro Denver
      $20,000
      To support six core program areas
    • Children’s Museum of Denver
      $10,000
      To support the G.R.O.W. Science and Literacy Program
    • Colorado Youth Program
      $5,000
      To support the Summer Program
    • Contra Costa Police Athletic Association
      $5,000
      To support the Positive Mental Attitudes Seminars (PMA) and Sports Clinic
    • Denver Kids
      $10,000
      To support the Counseling Program and Mentoring Program
    • Glide Foundation
      $15,000
      To support the Family, Youth, & Childcare Center and Youthbuild Program
    • Total Youth & Children Grants
      $77,500*
      * incl. grants below $5,000
  • Leadership Development Grants

    • The Asia Foundation
      $15,000
      To support the Leadership Development Initiative Program’s Young Diplomat from India
    • CityWILD
      $5,000
      Support the Leadership Development program
    • Larkin Street Youth Services
      $10,000
      Training and professional development for staff
    • Leader’s Challenge
      $15,000
      IGNITE Program
    • Lindsay Wildlife Museum
      $5,000
      Interpretive Guide Program for Teens
    • Total Leadership Development Grants
      $50,000
  • Civic Participation Grants

    • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area
      $5,000
      To support East Contra Costa County mentoring programs
    • Experience Corps
      $10,000
      To provide general operating support for Experience Corps Oakland
    • Groundwork Denver
      $5,000
      To provide general operating support
    • Habitat for Humanity East Bay
      $7,000
      To support affordable and sustainable housing development in Sobrante Park (Oakland)
    • Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver
      $15,000
      To purchase building materials for the home being built in Commerce City
    • Junior Achievement of the Bay Area, Inc.
      $10,000
      To support Leaders for the Future Project in Concord and East Contra Costa County
    • Junior Achievement—Rocky Mountain, Inc.
      $10,000
      To support programs that connect youth with jobs in local industries
    • Total Civic Participation Grants
      $62,000
  • Urban & Community Issues Grants

    • Colorado UpLIFT
      $10,000
      To support in-school programming in Denver Public Schools (DPS)
    • DenverWorks
      $10,000
      To provide general operating support for jobs programs
    • Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano
      $15,000
      To support the Holiday Food Drive
    • Housing Rights, Inc.
      $5,000
      To make current part-time Center Coordinator full-time
    • Save the Bay
      $10,000
      To support the Watershed Education Program
    • Urban Peak
      $10,000
      To provide general operating support
    • Total Urban & Community Issues Grants
      $60,000
  • Arts Grants

    • California Symphony
      $5,000
      To support community and education outreach programs
    • Colorado Symphony Orchestra
      $15,000
      To support education and outreach programs
    • Downtown Aurora Visual Arts (DAVA)
      $10,000
      To add new media to middle school job training programs
    • Napa Valley Museum
      $5,000
      To support the Trunk Program
    • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
      $10,000
      To support family education programs
    • San Francisco Opera Association
      $10,000
      To support the Student Dress Rehearsal Program
    • Total Arts Grants
      $58,000*
      * incl. grants below $5,000
  • Vodafone Fellowship Initiative Grants

    • Auburn University Foundation
      $430,000
      Vodafone Fellows Initiative
    • Auburn University Foundation
      $10,000
      To support VFI lecture series
    • Auburn University Foundation
      $25,000
      To Support VFI Seminar Series
    • University of California College of Engineering
      $360,047
      Vodafone Fellows Initiative
    • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Engineering
      $25,000
      To support VFI Seminar Series
    • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Engineering
      $311,500
      Vodafone Fellows Initiative
    • Total VFI Grants
      $1,161,547
  • Wireless Innovation Project Grants

    • University of California
      $10,000
      To support research and development of low-cost imaging for health monitoring and disease diagnosis; cell-phone based microscopy
    • Total Wireless Innovation Project Grants
      $10,000