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Insight: A big win in the fight against illegal seafood – Lessons from the coalition that made it happen

Illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing is a global problem that removes 32 million tons of seafood from the ocean each year – as much as one-quarter of the seafood eaten worldwide. It contributes to overfishing and threatens the livelihoods and food security of coastal fishing communities. And technology used to track illegal fishing has identified cases of forced... Continue Reading

Job: Senior Advisor for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice

Senior Advisor for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice Location – Los Altos, CA Reports to – President & Chief Executive Officer David and Lucile Packard formalized their passion for philanthropy in 1964 when they established the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. Today, their children and grandchildren take an active role in the work of the Foundation… Continue Reading

Insight: Jane Lubchenco to Step Down from Packard Foundation Board as she Takes on Role with Biden Administration

Dr. Jane Lubchenco, member of the Board of Trustees of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, will step down as Trustee to join the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy as deputy director for climate and the environment. She has served on the Foundation’s Board of Trustees since 2013, and previously served on the Foundation’s Board from 2001-2004.   “We are delighted that Jane is joining… Continue Reading

Resource: 2020 Local Grantmaking Capacity Survey Summary

Since 2009, the Packard Foundation has surveyed our local Bay Area grantee partners to better understand and monitor the context in which these organizations work, as well as their organizational strengths and needs. In 2020, the survey was redesigned to focus on the major issues of this time including the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19)… Continue Reading

Insight: Women are Changing the World by Choosing to Challenge Stereotypes

Advocates. Educators. Entrepreneurs. Health care providers. Community leaders. Women are tackling the world’s toughest problems with fierceness and fortitude, at times putting their bodies and safety at risk, to make positive change and push for a more equitable world. This International Women’s Day, we celebrate women’s social, economic, cultural, and political achievements and honor their... Continue Reading

Insight: Richard Alley Announced as New Chair of Packard Fellowships Advisory Panel as Frances Arnold Takes on Role with Biden Administration

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation has selected Richard Alley of Pennsylvania State University to chair the Advisory Panel of the Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering. Dr. Alley, world-renowned geologist and 1991 Packard Fellow, will lead the prestigious group of scientists and engineers who are responsible for selecting a class of Fellows each year… Continue Reading