For more than 40 years, the Packard Foundation has helped nonprofit organizations tackle major reproductive health challenges. These efforts have enabled individuals to fully exercise their reproductive rights through access to services, including prenatal and postnatal care, sex education, contraception, and emergency obstetrical care. Access to these services has a lasting positive impact on families and communities.
The Population and Reproductive Health subprogram of Local Grantmaking focuses on three key areas: family planning, teen pregnancy prevention, and the development of girls’ leadership.
We support organizations and programs that:
- Provide high-quality family planning and reproductive health care to women, men, and teens in the local community
- Advance the right and ability of individuals and families to make informed and responsible choices
- Teach teens about pregnancy prevention or intervention strategies that are tailored for varying levels of development, and
- Work with young women and girls to develop their leadership skills, confidence, and capacity, enabling them to make informed and responsible decisions about pregnancy and their reproductive health.
The Foundation supports organizations that have well-articulated goals and strategy, strong leadership and governance, quality programming, and a high level of community participation, engagement, and support. We look for leaders who have proven expertise working with and serving their target population in the five California counties we fund—San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Monterey, and San Benito. We support model programs that have a track record of success and impact, as well as new programs with high potential. Funding for evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention programs is also emphasized.
Except in special circumstances, we do not support endowments or capital campaigns.