Grants: 2010

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In 2010, we launched the second year of the Wireless Innovation Project. While our inaugural winners continued to advance their projects and acquire additional funding, this year’s winners produced impressive technologies that have high potential to solve pressing issues around the globe. We look forward to supporting additional innovations in future competitions.

We also continued with our local grantmaking to support the communities where our employees live and work; our grants were mainly in the San Francisco Bay Area and the Denver Area.

Our grants for 2010 totaled $744,760. 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.

2010 Grantees

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  • Strengthening Families Grants

    • Families First
      $5,000
      To support the Parent Education Program
    • Family Tree
      $15,000
      To support domestic violence programs
    • Monument Crisis Center
      $15,000
      To support Food Pantry, Senior Moments, and after-school programs
    • Project Avary
      $10,000
      To support general operations
    • The Salvation Army Intermountain Division
      $5,000
      To support homeless prevention programs
    • Zeum
      $10,000
      To support multimedia programming for Bay Area youth and families
    • Total Families Grants
      $60,000
  • Youth & Children Grants

    • Playworks
      $5,000
      To support general operations
    • Aspiranet
      $5,000
      To support the Harmony House Children’s Emergency Receiving Center
    • Denver CASA
      $10,000
      To support generation operations
    • Glide Foundation
      $15,000
      To support the Family Youth and Childcare Center
    • Jefferson Center for Mental Health
      $5,000
      To support high school clinician
    • Larkin Street Youth Services
      $10,000
      To support the consulting psychiatrist
    • Project PAVE
      $5,000
      To support general operations
    • Right to Play
      $5,000
      To support May Play Day
    • SafeHouse Denver
      $5,000
      To support the Children’s Program
    • Sewall Child Development Center
      $10,000
      To support general operations
    • Super Stars Literacy
      $5,000
      To support general operations
    • Urban Peak
      $10,000
      To support general operations
    • Total Youth & Children Grants
      $90,000
  • Leadership Development Grants

    • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area
      $5,000
      To support East Contra Costa County mentoring programs
    • Coro Northern California
      $10,000
      To support CORO Fellows Program – DRAA
    • International House
      $5,000
      To support general operations
    • Junior Achievement of Northern California, Inc.
      $5,000
      To support Leaders of the Future project in East Contra Costa
    • Junior Achievement – Rocky Mountain, Inc.
      $5,000
      To support programs that connect youth with jobs in local industries
    • Lindsay Wildlife Museum
      $5,000
      To support Interpretive Guide Program for Teens
    • YouthBiz
      $10,000
      To support the program
    • Total Leadership Development Grants
      $45,000
  • Civic Participation Grants

    • Contra Costa Interfaith Supporting Community Organization
      $10,000
      To support general operations
    • Experience Corps
      $5,000
      To provide general operating support for Experience Corps Oakland
    • The Foundation Center
      $5,000
      To support general operations
    • Groundwork Denver
      $5,000
      To support general operations
    • Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver
      $10,000
      To purchase building materials for home in Commerce City, CO
    • Northern California Grantmakers
      $8,000
      To support general operations and Corporate Contributions Roundtable
    • Rebuilding Together Metro Denver
      $5,000
      To support the Rebuilding Day Program
    • World Affairs Council of Northern California
      $15,000
      To support Innovative Leadership in the Face of Crises
    • Total Civic Participation Grants
      $63,000
  • Urban & Community Issues Grants

    • Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano
      $10,000
      To support the Holiday Food Drive 2009
    • Food Bank of the Rockies
      $15,000
      To support Kids Cafe
    • Habitat for Humanity East Bay
      $5,000
      To support the Neighborhood Stabilization Program
    • Housing Rights, Inc.
      $5,000
      To maintain Center Coordinator position
    • Michael Chavez Center for Economic Opportunity
      $5,000
      To support general operations
    • Opportunity Junction
      $5,000
      To support Job Training and Placement Program (JTTP)
    • Women’s Bean Project
      $10,000
      To support the transitional employment program
    • Total Urban & Community Issues Grants
      $55,000
  • Arts Grants

    • Art from Ashes
      $5,000
      To support general operations
    • Berkeley Repertory Theatre
      $12,000
      To support the education program of the production, Lemony Snicket’s The Composer is Dead
    • California Symphony
      $5,000
      To support community and education outreach programs in Contra Costa County
    • Cantare Con Vivo
      $5,000
      To support Cantare’s Children’s Choirs
    • Colorado Symphony Orchestra
      $10,000
      To support education and outreach programs
    • Diablo Regional Arts Association
      $10,000
      To support initiation of the Community Impact Project with CORO
    • Downtown Aurora Visual Arts (DAVA)
      $8,000
      To support general operations
    • Kala Art Institute
      $5,000
      To support the Artists-in-Schools program
    • Total Arts Grants
      $60,000
  • Special Projects Grants

    • American Red Cross, Bay Area Chapter
      $10,000
      To support disaster relief for the earthquake in Haiti
    • B’nai B’rith International
      $15,000
      To support general operations
    • John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
      $10,000
      To support arts and schools programs
    • Prevent Child Abuse America
      $10,000
      To support the program Healthy Families America (HFA)
    • The Unreasonable Institute
      $10,000
      To support the program Finalist Marketplace
    • Total Special Projects Grants
      $58,000
  • Wireless Innovation Project Winners

    • Columbia University – EnHANTs
    • University of California, Berkeley – CellScope
    • University of California, Los Angeles – CelloPhone
    • University of California, Los Angeles – 100 Million Stoves
    • The Kiwanja Foundation – FrontlineSMS:Credit
    • Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Sana
    • Total Wireless Innovation Project Grants
      $241,717