Local Grantmaking

What We’re Doing

Supporting organizations that provide people access to programs, resources, and services they need for their wellbeing.

We fund organizations that work in Monterey, San Benito, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz counties in three primary ways.

$2.5B

Total amount invested in local communities

9,080

Number of grants invested in local communities

1964

55 years of local giving

Our Approach

Deep Listening

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.

Flexible Funding

We trust our partners to direct funding, as they know best how to allocate resources to fulfill their mission.

Capacity Building

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.