Institutional Commitments

Honoring long-term commitments to institutions that are core to our legacy

The business and philanthropic achievements of David Packard and Lucile Salter Packard, in addition to their generous financial support, comprise a profound legacy for the Packard Foundation. David and Lucile were instrumental in establishing several institutions and programs that are internationally recognized for excellence.

The Foundation maintains a long-term commitment to providing various forms of support to the following organizations in order to honor and ensure the enduring legacy of David and Lucile Packard:

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital

Packard Children’s Hospital began with Lucile Packard’s vision to care for the body and soul of every child. Her approach revolutionized hospital care for mothers and children and today, Packard Children’s Hospital is a state-of-the-art, internationally recognized pediatric and obstetric hospital and a nurturing, supportive place for children and their families.

About the hospital

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI)

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) is a world-class oceanographic research center that creates the technology required to explore, map, and understand our changing ocean. MBARI findings inform ocean conservation around the world and make the deep sea accessible to everyone.


The Monterey Bay Aquarium

With over 200 exhibits and 80,000 plants and animals, the Aquarium Monterey Bay Aquarium is a window to the wonders of the ocean. Their work inspires people to find their voices as ocean conservation leaders and take action on some of the biggest threats to ocean health.

About the the Aquarium