The Libra Foundation

2014 Fall Board Directed Grants


360: Positive Health Practice at UCSF
$5,000, San Francisco, CA
For continued project support of the Men of Color program which increases access to care for economically and socially disadvantaged African American men living with HIV/AIDS in the Bay Area.

Alliance for the Great Lakes
$2,500, Chicago, IL
For general support to conserve and restore the world's largest freshwater resource using policy, education and local efforts, ensuring a healthy Great Lakes and clean water for generations of people and wildlife..

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
$50,000, Chicago, IL
for support of a website dashboard of graphic indicators illustrating the trends that inform the Doomsday Clock. The Doomsday Clock aims to clarify the substance of the threats from climate change, nuclear weapons, and emerging technologies, and to point to solutions.

Burning Man Project
$15,000, San Francisco, CA
For general support to uphold and manifest the values described in the Ten Principles of Burning Man.

Black Rock Arts Foundation
$10,000, San Francisco, CA
For general operating support of the Black Rock Arts Foundation, a subsidiary of Burning Man, to work with communities in the Bay Area and around the world to collaboratively produce innovative, relevant and pioneering works of public art that build community and empower individuals.

CASA San Miguel
$50,000, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico
For general support to engage in public policy reform and advocacy efforts centered around adolescent and women’s sexual and reproductive health rights in Mexico, alternative health care financing and maternal mortality, to expand its radio program in Mexico and invest in strengthened staff capacity.

EarthRights International
$100,000, Washington, D.C.
For support of the Mitharsuu Center for Leadership and Justice.

Fractured Atlas
$100,000, Washington, D.C.
For support of the Bliss Dance Project

Homeless Youth Alliance
$5,000, San Francisco, CA
For general support to help homeless youth stabilize, minimize their risk of disease, overdose, and other life-threatening harms, practice self-care, and ultimately transition off the street.

Medical Students for Choice
$5,000 Philadelphia, PA
For general support to identify and fill gaps in reproductive medical education by advocating for curriculum reform, hosting student leadership trainings, operating an externship program and residents’ support program and educating medical policymakers on reproductive health issues.

Midwest Access Project
$10,000 Chicago, IL
For general support to increase the provision of full-spectrum reproductive health care in the region, without barriers to access, through education and training of health care providers and the public.

Our Children's Trust
$20,000, Eugene, OR
For general support to protect the earth’s atmosphere and natural systems for present and future generations by amplifying the voice of the youngest generation through legal action and public education.

Point Blue Conservation Science
$2,500 Petaluma, CA
For project support to restore San Francisco Bay wetlands as a critical natural buffer for communities in anticipation of predicted climate change impacts. Point Blue Conservation Science will develop site-specific climate adaptation plans for the wetlands of San Pablo Bay, South Bay Salt Ponds and Sonoma Baylands, including several habitat restoration and management projects to enhance the value of habitats that will be affected by sea-level rise.

San Francisco Suicide Prevention
$1,000 San Francisco, CA
For project support of the Youth Risk Reduction program, designed to help youth in public schools, private schools and social service agencies to develop crisis management and coping skills.

Slide Ranch
$2,500 Muir Beach, CA
For support of the Growing Wonder Project which brings transformative outdoor learning experiences to hundreds of Bay Area students each year.

Ten Strands
$10,000, Novato, CA
for support of promoting, supporting, and strengthening interactive, experiential, and inclusive environment-based education for every student in every school.

The Women's Foundation of California
$25,000, Oakland, CA
For support of the Race, Gender, and Human Rights Giving Circle, which supports organizations promoting human rights within the criminal justice system in California.

Women's Funding Network
$5,000, San Francisco, CA
For general support to accelerate women’s leadership and invest in solving critical social issues from poverty to global security by bringing together the financial power, influence and voices of women’s funds from across the world.

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