SAN FRANCISCO—The Hearst Foundation has awarded $725,000 in grants to nine organizations in the Bay Area, according to the San Francisco Gate. The awards go to organizations and institutions that reflect the philanthropic interests of William Randolph Hearst in education, health, culture and social services.
The San Francisco Film Society and Richmond’s Rubicon Programs were awarded with $150,000 each. The Film Society will be able to use the grant to strengthen education programming for youths. The Rubicon programs will be able to support their education and employment programming.
The San Francisco organization Education Outside was awarded $100,000. This will support the hands-on garden science education available to students in kindergarten through fifth grade. The San Frnacisco Conservatory of Music was awarded $75,000.
The San Francisco’s Sterne School, San Francisco’s YMCA, Sausalito’s Call of the Sea, Oakland’s Coaching Corps and San Mateo’s CuriOdyssey were each awarded $50,000. The Sterne School will be able to integrate science, technology, engineering and mathematics programming into their core curriculum.
San Francisco’s YMCA will enhance and expand their STEM Academy programs. The Call of the Sea will use the grant to help construct the Matthew Turner tall ship. The ship is a tool used in educating students on the marine environment.
Oakland’s Coaching Corps will be able to support the first year of a three year country-wide feasibility assessment. CuriOdyssey in San Mateo will get the support for their $35 million Serious Science Playground Renovation campaign.
The grants were announced on June 28 by Paul “Dino” Dinovitz, the executive director of the Hearst Foundation. The goal of the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, according to their website, is to give people from all backgrounds the opportunity to build healthy, productive and inspiring lives.
San Francisco News emailed the Hearst Foundation for more information, but did not receive a reply before print.