Hearst Foundations announce $1 million in grants
San Francisco Chronicle
By Chronicle Staff Report
Published on April 21, 2011 on page C – 2
Fifteen California nonprofits dedicated to areas such as education, health and the arts have received grants totaling more than $1 million from the Hearst Foundations in New York.
San Francisco recipients include: the Hamlin School, awarded $125,000 to update its science labs and create a performing arts studio; Mercy Housing California, $100,000 to develop a resident services training program; and the Northern California Community Loan Fund, $50,000 for lending, consulting and training programs.
The other Bay Area recipient was UC Berkeley, granted $190,000 for a study to build a new home for the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology.
In Sacramento, the Hearst Foundations awarded $50,000 each to the California Museum for History, Women and the Arts for a new exhibit and the Pacific Legal Foundation for its Defending the American Dream project.
The UC Santa Cruz Foundation received $100,000 to support the Science Communication Program over three years, and the Monterey Jazz Festival got $50,000 in general support.
Recipients included three organizations in Los Angeles. The AltaMed Health Services Corp. received $75,000 to expand its pediatric program for low-income special needs children. Autry National Center of the American West was granted $50,000 to support its Champions of Learning Together initiative. Loyola High School of Los Angeles also got $50,000 to create six teaching awards.
Two grant recipients in San Luis Obispo included the French Hospital Medical Center Foundation, which won an $800,000 match for a challenge grant for the Hearst Cancer Resource Center Endowment, and Hospice Partners of the Central Coast, awarded $250,000 toward startup operations at its new inpatient unit.
Other recipients included the Wellness Community-California Central Coast in Paso Robles, awarded $50,000 for general support, and Pepperdine University in Malibu, granted $150,000 to establish the William Randolph Hearst Writing Center Endowment.
The Hearst Foundations are private philanthropic organizations that operate independently from the Hearst Corp., which owns The Chronicle.