The Foundation’s three focus areas include:
Education: organizations and programs that enhance academic progress and create a sense of hope for youth 11-18 years of age, as well as programs that provide a path to vocational training for students
Outdoor Education: camperships, field trips, and environmental education programs that can give young people ages 11-18 a new view of their world
Hospice Care: providing quality, compassionate end-of-life and palliative care for patients of all ages, including emotional support for both patients and their loved ones
- The Foundation supports public charities serving communities from San Francisco as well as the Monterey peninsula and Seaside.
- Requests should be for specific programs and projects or operating funds, but the Foundation will occasionally consider grants for capital improvements and equipment (but not computers).
- Three years must elapse between grants to any given organization. Most grants range from $1,000 – $20,000 with preference to organizations with a budget under $2 million.
- The Foundation does not support religious entities, medical research, individuals, endowments, or annual appeals.
The board holds one distribution meeting per year, and all requests are answered with a written notice within a reasonable period of time.