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Author: Christine Costa

Author: Christine Costa

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation announced today it is intending to commit $480 million over the next five years to advance bold action for people, the ocean, and climate. The announcement was made during the closing ceremony of the annual Our Ocean Conference, hosted in Athens, Greece, where governments, intergovernmental organizations, academia, the private … Continued

Author: Christine Costa

Shegitu, a health extension worker trained by the EPHA, facilitates a conversation on family planning at Buture Health Post | Maheder Haileselassie Tadese/Getty Images/Images of Empowerment Around the world, health advocates, care providers, and researchers are working to expand access to quality contraception and safe abortion because they understand that the ability to choose whether … Continued

Author: Christine Costa

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation is pleased to announce that Benjamin Chou is joining the Foundation as Democracy, Rights, and Governance Program Officer. In this inaugural role, Chou will support the development and implementation of the Foundation’s initiative seeking to advance a thriving, resilient, pro- equity democracy. The Democracy, Rights, and Governance initiative’s initial focus areas … Continued

Author: Christine Costa

On January 22, 2024, Packard Foundation CEO Nancy Lindborg joined Rip Rapson, CEO of the Kresge Foundation, and Dana Lanza, CEO of Confluence Philanthropy for an important conversation about the importance of investing in climate resilience. Like many organizations, we are steadfast in our commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But, while we continue to … Continued

Author: Christine Costa

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation is pleased to announce that Ellen Clear has been named California Communities Director. In this role, Clear will lead the Foundation’s grantmaking to create resilient and healthy communities in Alameda, Fresno, Monterey, San Benito, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz Counties.   “Ellen brings significant experience in Bay Area philanthropy … Continued