The Libra Foundation

2012 Spring Board Directed Grants

Global Exchange
$10,000  San Francisco, CA
To support the Caravan for Peace, led by Mexican poet Javier Sicilia, which will raise awareness and call for the end of drug policy-related violence in the US and Mexico.

Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)
$12,500  Santa Cruz, CA
To support a paid internship.

Pitzer College
$50,000  Claremont, CA
To support Pitzer’s mission of producing engaged, socially responsible citizens of the world through an academically rigorous, interdisciplinary liberal arts education.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America
$100,000 New York, NY
To recruit and mobilize young leaders, build their capacity and develop the internal leadership pipeline.

Planned Parenthood of Illinois
$250,000 Chicago, IL
The first of two installments of a gift to help expand access to and improve quality of reproductive healthcare through full implementation of electronic health records in Illinois.

Planned Parenthood Shasta Pacific
$25,000 Concord, CA
To support the build-up and start-up phase of a new health center in Marin County.

Ripples to Waves Program on Social Entrepreneurship -Stanford University
$10,000 Palo Alto, CA
To actively integrate the on-the-ground experience of social entrepreneurs from around the world with cutting-edge academic research at Stanford University.

Sauti Moja USA
$5,000 Venice, FL
To support Maisha Yangu (My Life), a program for young people in Tanzania that will use a rights-based approach to provide knowledge, behavior-change skills and increased access to services necessary to produce safe sexual and reproductive health outcomes for youth.

Shared Interest
$20,000   New York, NY
For general support to mobilize resources for Southern Africa's economically disadvantaged communities to sustain themselves and build equitable nations.

Shared Interest
$100,000   New York, NY
The first of four installments of a gift to support scale-up of operations and self-sustaining economics through expansion of the  Guarantee Loss Reserve Fund and establishment of a five-month operating reserve.

$5,000 Santa Cruz, CA
To support planning and implementation of "JAMS", which will bring together 30 young grassroots leaders for a week of personal growth, skills-sharing, and movement-building.

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