The issues we care about and support come alive through stories about the work of the Foundation’s many grantees. Learn more about their stories of progress.
Children and Youth
Spark, connects community members in the workforce to students in the classroom through an innovative apprenticeship program. They are reaching more middle school students than ever in more cities across the country.
Conservation and Science
How do you turn an old City Hall building into a lively and energetic science workshop for kids and families? With tables and electrical outlets, the Greenfield City Hall building was transformed.
Through Project Tierra, students in Watsonville, California have the opportunity to learn about their local wetlands and the ecosystems it supports.
Food and Shelter
The recession hit Monterey hard, causing the low-paying agriculture and hospitality industries to struggle, and forcing some local plants to close. The high cost of living and slow recovery have made putting food on the table a challenge for many local families.
Population and Reproductive Health
Hearken back to your teenage years. You’re learning how to drive, how to balance friendship and schoolwork – and your body is full of hormones. Curiosity about love, relationships, and sex is at the forefront of your mind.
Just as water flows around and over fences, the issues facing land and water in the arid west impact farmers, ranchers, and whole communities.