Throughout their lifetimes, David and Lucile Packard invested in local community issues, about which they were passionate. They believed that local investments could drive deep impact and bring meaningful change to people’s lives.
Today, we build on the longstanding commitment made by David and Lucile to invest in the community where they started their company and raised their family. The Local Grantmaking Program supports grantees across the five contiguous counties of San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Benito and Monterey to create communities where everyone has access to the resources and services they need to be strong, resilient, and have opportunities to explore, grow, and thrive.
By partnering with nonprofit organizations, we are working to achieve our collective vision of a region that is home to strong families, thriving youth, and vibrant communities.
We aim to fund:
- Creative, environmental, and civic organizations that connect people with art, nature, and their communities, creating a unique sense of place for all.
- Organizations like food banks and housing providers that provide families with resources they need to be strong and economically resilient.
- Organizations that provide equitable access to high-impact and culturally-relevant afterschool programming to help youth find their purpose, passion, and pathway to a thriving future.
We fund organizations that work in Monterey, San Benito, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz counties in three primary ways.
We approach our grantmaking strategies as a collaborative process with communities, seeking out high-impact partners and deeply listening to them to co-create solutions for long-term community change.
We trust our partners to direct funding, as they know best how to allocate resources to fulfill their mission.
We invest in projects and learning opportunities identified by partners that enhance their organizational and leadership capacity because strong organizations and leaders can significantly impact the community. Learn more.