Financial Information

Total Assets: $187,041,085
Total Giving: $146,974,256

Area of Service:

National; international

Areas of Interest:

Not Available


Antonio Pizzigati Prize for Software in the Public Interest, California Wildlands Grassroots Fund, Death Penalty Mobilization Fund, Disability Rights Fund, Fund for Drug Policy Reform, Grants to Individuals Program, HIV Young Leaders Fund, Honor the Earth Native Communities Program, Hurricane Voices Fund, Indigenous People’s Fund, Jane Bagley Lehman Awards for Excellence in Public Advocacy, Mario Savio Young Activist Award, Moloka`i Environmental Protection Fund, Money Well Spent, Relief and Reconstruction Fund, State Equality Fund, Tides Shelter Fund


The following grants were reported in 2007:
$7,000,000 to University Of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, payable over 1 year.
$3,500,000 to International Rescue Committee, New York, NY, payable over 1 year.
$3,085,290 to Charity Projects, payable over 1 year.
$2,753,350 to Tides Canada Foundation, Vancover, BC, Canada, payable over 1 year.
$2,675,000 to Third Way, payable over 1 year.
$2,504,613 to Schwab Fund For Charitable Giving, San Francisco, CA, payable over 1 year.
$2,109,522 to Roads To Success, payable over 1 year.
$1,629,000 to Rudolf Steiner Foundation, San Francisco, CA, payable over 1 year.
$1,500,000 to Envirofit International, Ft. Collins, CO, payable over 1 year.
$1,095,666 to Global Fund For Women, San Francisco, CA, payable over 1 year.


Giving primarily on a national basis, with some international giving.
No support for universities or organizations with budgets exceeding $2 million.
No grants to individuals (except for honoraria), or for capital campaigns, endowments, or media projects.


The foundation gives primarily in the areas of the environment and natural resources, international affairs, economic public policy and enterprise development, social justice, and community affairs.


Type of Grantmaker: Public charity.
Established in 1976.

Quick Facts Sheet


Located in:

San Francisco,

National; international

United States

Contact Information / Process

Phone: (415) 561-6400
Email: [email protected]
1012 Torney Ave. San Francisco, CA United States 94129-1755
Applications are only accepted in response to specific RFPs. The foundation is longer accepting applications for funding for the Moloka’i Environmental Protection Fund. See website for further information. Deadline(s): Mar. 2 for Pizzigati Prize; Mar. 21, June 21, Sept. 21, and Dec. 21 for California Wildlands Grassroots Fund; May 14 for Fund for Drug Policy Reform; May 15 for Syringe Access Fund; Aug. 15 for Death Penalty Mobilization Fund and Disability Rights Fund; varies for all others

Donors & Leadership

Officers and Directors:
Joanie Bronfman Chair.
Kafi Blumenfield
Steve Zuckerman
Vincent McGee
Jacob Fisher
Sid Espinosa