Review of 2015 Grantmaking

Review of 2015 Grantmaking

Funding
Overview

As a family foundation building upon the legacy of our founders, we are committed to effectiveness and a capacity to think big. We invest in leaders and organizations to promote the lives of children, the creative pursuit of science, reproductive health, and the earth's natural systems.

Salinas Youth Initiative
A Historical Perspective
Grants Label Dollars
827 2015 $307M
858 2014 $296M
805 2013 $288M
730 2012 $253M
703 2011 $247M

Numbers are rounded here and throughout the report.

Our grantees are creating lasting change around the world.

Lasting Change around the world

We focus our grantmaking on four areas, supporting the issues our founders cared about most.

Grants Label Dollars
144 Children, Families, & Communities $58M
250 Conservation & Science $158M
163 Local Grantmaking Program $15M
103 Population & Reproductive Health $43M

Includes $91 million in funding for some special Foundation institution and fellowship commitments. These include Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering ($16 million), the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute ($40 million), and the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health ($35 million).

Grants by Duration

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

Grants by Support Type

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