About the Foundation

How We Operate


The Foundation is governed by a comprehensive set of policies, charters, and bylaws.

Investments and Finances

As of December 2015, our investment portfolio totaled $6.7 billion. General program grant awards for 2015 totaled $307 million.

Grantee Experience

Our staff wants all grantees to have a positive experience working with the Packard Foundation.

Evaluation & Learning

We have a commitment to effectiveness and believe that continuous learning and improvement is critical to success.

Diversity and Effectiveness in Grantmaking

Our Foundation is committed to advancing diversity and effectiveness in grantmaking and ensuring that philanthropy benefits from diverse voices and leadership.

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