The Foundation supports leaders and institutions working to achieve a biologically rich, sustainable world where all families can plan for their children and all children reach their potential. We work on the issues our founders cared about most.

Our resources are small compared to the challenges we seek to solve so we invest carefully, constantly evaluate our progress, and refine our strategies to ensure that our efforts lead to effective solutions.

Program Areas

For more information on our program areas and guidelines, please visit the respective program area sections below.

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Conservation and Science
The Conservation and Science Program invests in action and ideas that conserve and restore ecosystems while enhancing human well-being.
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Population and Reproductive Health
The Population and Reproductive Health Program funds innovative work that addresses population growth and promotes positive reproductive health.
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Children, Families, and Communities
The Children, Families, and Communities Program strives to ensure that all children have the opportunity to reach their full potential.
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Local Grantmaking
For more than 40 years, the Packard Foundation has supported an array of nonprofit organizations in geographic areas that are significant to the Packard family.

We also make grants to build organizations’ capacity

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Organizational Effectiveness and Philanthropy
We partner with grantees to strengthen the fundamentals so they can focus on achieving their missions.
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Program-Related Investments
In addition to making grants, we make program-related investments –or PRIs –which offer the Foundation a flexible financing tool to support its mission