The Foundation maintains its grant making in the three general areas as prescribed by the founders:
None is available.
The Foundation is in "wind-down" phase. It is projected to continue giving until September of 2018, at which time the Foundation will cease to grant any future awards and be permanently shut down.
To implement the wind-down, the Foundation will make substantially larger grants that fit under the general giving areas under Areas of Interest. These grants will be intended to have a lasting, major impact upon the organizations, communities, and/or institutions that receive these grants. The Foundation intends to emphasize capital grants (bricks and mortar, facility, and equipment) as a major component of this wind-down.
The Foundation recognizes the Valleys’ historic involvement within the East Bay Area of California (specifically Alameda and Contra Costa Counties). Therefore, the Foundation’s major considerations and primary grantmaking activities will continue to be for qualified projects sponsored by non-profit organizations serving the East Bay.
There is, however, no absolute geographic limitation, except that no grants are made for organizations or projects located or primarily serving areas outside the United States.
There is no deadline for submitting a funding request to the Foundation, other than the project must be approved for funding prior to September of 2018. The Foundation does not encourage lengthy applications. The applications are to be succinct and include the following:
The following attachments are to be included with the application:
Grants typically range between $7,500-10,000,000. As man as 60 grants may be awarded in a given year depending on the number of requests received and the scope of the projects proposed.