Review of 2015 Grantmaking

Review of 2015 Grantmaking

Children, Families, and Communities

Our partners are working to ensure that children have access to quality health care and early learning opportunities—so they can be healthy, ready for school, and on track to reach their full potential.

Program Highlight: Starting Smart and Strong

Empowering Adults to Create Nurturing ConnectionsThe foundations for a lifetime of health and learning are built in the first five years of a child’s life. Adults in children’s lives are essential to creating healthy, nurturing, and engaging connections, so that our children are on track to reach their full potential in school and in life.

In 2015, the Foundation partnered with three California communities—San Jose, Oakland, and Fresno—to launch Starting Smart and Strong, our shared long-term commitment that every child grows up healthy and ready for kindergarten. As part of this effort, a series of briefs were commissioned to better understand what it takes to provide adults with the training and support they need to ensure all young children learn and grow. Profiles of each of the Starting Smart and Strong communities provide a snapshot of how these three communities are designing and testing innovative strategies to improve caregiving, teaching, and learning in early childhood.

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A Historical Perspective
Grants Label Dollars
144 2015 $58M
148 2014 $46M
128 2013 $43M
122 2012 $17M
115 2011 $19M

Includes $25 million in funding for the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health in both 2013 and 2014.

In 2015, our Children, Families, and Communities program awarded 144 grants to serve communities in California and across the United States.

Locations

Grants by Duration

Durations
  1. 25+ months
  2. 13-24 months
  3. 1-12 months
Durations
  1. 25+ months
  2. 13-24 months
  3. 1-12 months

Grants by Support Type

Support
  1. General & Project Support
  2. General Support
  3. Project Support
Support
  1. General & Project Support
  2. General Support
  3. Project Support

General support provides unrestricted funding to a grantee to use in support of a grantee’s overall charitable mission; general support grants are only permitted for 501c3 public charities or their equivalents. Project support provides funding to a grantee that is restricted to a particular charitable project of the grantee. Beginning in 2015, the Foundation no longer awards grants for "general and project support" purposes.