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Funding Opportunities: Top California Private Foundations

The foundations below are consistently among the top givers in California. Please note, that each foundation has different needs. Some will only fund in a certain geographical region or a specific area. Be sure to read each foundation's unique grant guidelines.

David and Lucile Packard Foundation
  • 300 Second Street
  • Los Altos, CA 94022
  • Phone: 650-948-7658
  • http://www.packard.org/
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
  • 2121 Sand Hill Road
  • Menlo Park, CA 94025
  • Phone: (650) 234-4500
  • Contact: Paul Brest, President
  • Fax: (650) 234-4501
  • E-mail: info@hewlett.org
  • http://www.hewlett.org
The California Endowment
  • 21650 Oxnard Street, Suite 1200
  • Woodland Hills, CA 91367
  • Phone: (800) 449-4149
  • Fax (818) 703-4193
  • http://www.calendow.org/
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
  • The Presidio of San Francisco
  • P.O. Box 29910
  • San Francisco, California 94129-0910
  • Phone: (415) 561-7700
  • E-mail: info@moore.org
  • http://www.moore.org
Community Foundation of Silicon Valley
  • 60 South Market Street, Suite 1000
  • San Jose, CA 95113
  • Phone: (408) 278-2200
  • Fax: (408)`278-0280
  • E-mail: info@siliconvalleygives.org
  • http://www.siliconvalleygives.org
The James Irvine Foundation
  • 575 Market Street, Suite 3400
  • San Francisco, CA 94105
  • Phone: (415) 777-2244
  • Contact: Kelly Martin, Grants Manager
  • Fax: (415) 777-0869
  • Southern CA office: 725 South Figueroa Street., Suite 3075
  • Los Angeles, CA 90017-5430
  • Phone: (213) 236-055
  • Fax: (213) 236-0537
  • http://www.irvine.org
The San Francisco Foundation
  • 225 Bush Street
  • San Francisco, CA 94104-4224
  • Phone:(415) 733-8500
  • Fax (415) 477-2783
  • Contact: Sandra R. Hernandez
  • E-mail: rec@sff.org
  • http://www.sff.org
Peninsula Community Foundation
  • 1700 South El Camino Real, Suite 300
  • San Mateo, CA 94402-3049
  • Phone: (650) 358-9369
  • http://www.pcf.org/
California Community Foundation
  • 445 South Figueroa Street, Suite 3400
  • Los Angeles, CA 90071-1638
  • Phone: (213) 413-4130
  • Fax: (213) 622-2979
  • E-mail: info@ccf-la.org
  • http://www.calfund.org
Marin Community Foundation
  • 5 Hamilton Landing, Suite 200
  • Novato, CA 94949
  • Phone: 415-464-2500
  • Fax: 415-464-2555
  • E-mail: info@marincf.org
  • http://www.marincf.org
W.M. Keck Foundation
  • 550 South Hope Street, Suite 2500
  • Los Angeles, CA 90071
  • Phone: (213) 680-3833
  • Fax: (213) 614-0934
  • E-mail: info@wmkeck.org
  • http://www.wmkeck.org
The Wells Fargo Foundation
  • 550 California Street, 7th Floor
  • San Francisco, CA 94104
  • Phone: (415) 396- 5947
  • Contact: Timothy G. Hanlon
  • 333 S. Grand St. E2064-200
  • Los Angeles, CA 90071
  • Phone: (818) 886-1785
  • http://www.wellsfargo.com/donations
The California Wellness Foundation
  • 6320 Canoga Avenue, Suite 1700
  • Woodland Hills, CA 91367- 7111
  • Phone: (818) 593-6600
  • Fax: (818) 593-6614
  • Contact: Joan C. Hurley
  • E-mail: twcf @twcf.org
  • http://www.tcwf.org
Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund
  • 1 Lombard Street, Suite 303
  • San Francisco, CA 94111
  • Phone: (415) 788-1090
  • Fax: (415) 788- 7890
  • E-mail: info@goldmanfund.org
  • http://www.goldmanfund.org
The San Diego Foundation
  • 1420 Kettner Boulevard Suite 500
  • San Diego, CA 92101
  • Phone: (619) 235-2300
  • Fax: (619) 239-1710
  • Contact: Varies by Program Area, please visit the Web site
  • E-mail: info@sdfoundation.org
  • http://www.sdfoundation.org
Weingart Foundation
  • 1055 West 7th Street, Suite 3050
  • Los Angeles, CA 90017-2305
  • Phone: (213) 688-7799
  • Fax: (213) 688-1515
  • Contact: Fred J. Ali
  • E-mail: info@weingartfnd.org
  • http://www.weingartfnd.org
The Ahmanson Foundation
  • 9215 Wilshire Boulevard
  • Beverly Hills, CA 90210
  • Phone: (310) 278-0770
  • Contact: Leonard E. Walcott, Jr.
  • http://www.theahmansonfoundation.org
The Milken Family Foundation
  • 1250 4th Street, 3rd Floor
  • Santa Monica, CA 90401
  • Phone: (310) 570-4800
  • Fax: (310) 570-4801
  • Contact: Richard Sandler
  • E-mail: admin@mff.org
  • http://www.mff.org
Righteous Persons Foundation
  • 2800 28th Street, Suite 105
  • Santa Monica, CA 90405
  • Phone: (310) 314-8393
  • Fax: (310) 314- 8396
  • Contact: Rachel Levin
Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation
  • 100 Academy Drive
  • Irvine, CA 92612
  • Phone: (949) 721-2222
  • Fax: (949) 721-2225
  • Contact: Jacqueline Dorrance
  • E-mail: kwilliams@beckman-foundation.com
  • http://www.beckman-foundation.com
The Energy Foundation
  • 1012 Torney Avenue, #1
  • San Francisco, CA 94129
  • Phone: (415) 561-7600
  • Fax: (415) 561- 6709
  • Contact: Eric Heitz
  • E-mail: energyfund@ef.org
  • http://www.wf.org
The Christensen Fund
  • 145 Addison Avenue
  • Palo Alto, CA 94301
  • Phone: (650) 462-8600
  • Contact: Karla Savage
  • E-mail: info@christensenfund.org
  • http://www.christensenfund.org/index.html
Bernard Osher Foundation
  • One Ferry Building, Suite 225
  • San Francisco, CA 94111
  • Phone: (415) 861-5587
  • Fax: (415) 677-5868
  • Contact: Patricia Nagle-Tracy
  • E-mail: nagle@osherfoundationn.com
Koret Foundation
  • 33 New Montgomery Street, Suite 1090
  • San Francisco, CA 94105-4526
  • Fax: (415) 882-7775
  • Contact: Sandra J. Edwards
  • E-mail: koret@koretfoundation.org
  • http://www.koretfoundation.org
Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund
  • One Market, Landmark, Suite 400
  • San Francisco, CA 94105
  • Phone: (415) 856-1400
  • Fax: (415) 856-1500
  • Grants Contact: Clayton Juan
  • http://www.haasjr.org/
Stuart Foundation
  • 50 California Street, Suite 3350
  • San Francisco, CA 94111-4735
  • Phone: (415) 393- 1551
  • Fax: (415) 393-1552
  • http://www.stuartfoundation.org
Wayne& Gladys Valley Foundation
  • 1939 Harrison St. Ste 510
  • Oakland, CA 94612- 35332
  • Phone: (510)466-6060
  • Fax: (510) 466- 6067
  • Contact: Michael D. Desler
  • E-mail: info@wgvalley.org
The Community Foundation Sonoma County
  • 250 D Street Suite 205
  • Santa Rosa, CA 95404
  • Phone: (707) 579-4073, x15
  • Fax: (707) 579-4801
  • Contact: Robert Judd, Program Officer
  • E-mail: rjudd@sonomacf.org
  • http://www.sonomacf.org
The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
  • 1055 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1701
  • Los Angeles, CA 90017-5600
  • Phone: (213) 482- 3185
  • Fax (213) 482-8878
  • Contact: Wendy Hoppe
  • http://www.parsonsfoundation.org
The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation
  • 11100 Santa Monica Boulevard, 9th Floor
  • Los Angeles, CA 90025-3384
Tenet Healthcare Foundation
  • 3280 State Street
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3112
  • Phone: (805) 563- 6865
  • Fax: (805) 898-9104
  • E-mail: foundation@tenethealth.com
  • http://www.etenet.com/generalInfo/thp.asp
Walter and Elsie Haas Fund
  • 1 Lombard Street, Suite 305
  • San Francisco, CA 94111
  • Phone: (415) 393- 4474
  • Contact: Pamela H. David
  • http://www.haassr.org
The East Bay Community Foundation
  • c/o Community Investment Team
  • 200 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Second Floor
  • Oakland, CA 94612
  • Phone: 510-836-3223
  • Fax: 510-836-3287
  • E-mail: communityinvestment@eastbaycf.org
  • http://www.eastbaycf.org