PMC does not do this work alone. These foundations help PMC improve the health and well-being of people around the world.
Since 1953, the American Psychological Foundation has provided financial assistance for innovative research and programs that use the power of psychology to elevate the human condition and advance human potential. That's why the American Psychological Foundation supported PMC projects geared toward combatting violence against women with the shared goals of improving health, reducing stigma, and understanding and preventing violence.
The Arcus Foundation is a private grant-making institution established in 2000 and located in New York. They are dedicated to upholding the inherent value and worth of all living beings. The Great Apes Program, an Arcus Foundation initiative and funder of PMC, believes that non-human animals experience emotions in various forms and have the right to live free of cruelty, abuse, or ownership by mankind.
George and Mildred Atkinson believed in helping individuals and families achieve independent and rewarding lives, and the Atkinson foundation upholds this tradition of thoughtful philanthropy. The Atkinson Foundation supported PMC’s work in Honduras, as this PMC program aligned with the foundation’s commitment to provide assistance and training in Central America for initiatives related to sanitation, nutrition, health education, and family planning.
The Beyond Our Borders Fund is part of The Women’s Foundation of Colorado. They work to improve the roles and opportunities available to women all over the world. Their ultimate goal is for women everywhere to reach their full potential. It's because of this commitment that The Beyond Our Borders Fund supported PMC as part of its efforts to contribute to resources to empower disenfranchised women and children so they may participate fully in society.
The California Endowment is a private, statewide health foundation with a mission to expand access to affordable, quality health care for underserved individuals and communities, and to promote fundamental improvements in health. The “Health Happens Here” campaign aims to ensure every family access to affordable, healthy foods and clean water, safe places to play and exercise, and schools that encourage healthy lifestyles. For these reasons, The California Endowment supported PMC’s research for East Los High, a program that promotes healthy behaviors in teens.
The Charles Evans Hughes Memorial Foundation seeks to honor the legacy of its founders and of Charles Evans Hughes, Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court and Governor of the State of New York. The Foundation provides financial assistance to projects targeting education, human rights, the environment, population, and health.
The Colcom Foundation, established in 1996 and based in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, focuses on the increasing population and how the environment struggles with this. Cordelia May, founder of the Colcom Foundation, said that, “the well intended actions of most environmental organizations are doomed to failure unless and until they recognize that the degradation of our natural world ultimately results from the press of human numbers.” Through strategic grant-making, the Colcom Foundation supports environmental sustainability, natural resource preservation, land and water conservation and efforts to establish a sustainable population.
Mary B. Goodwin organized the Conservation and Research Foundation in 1953. The foundation provides seed grants for efforts to promote the conservation of energy and natural resources and the limitation of population growth around the world. It also seeks to deepen the scientific understanding of the relationship between people and the environment through environmental education and community action. The Conservation and Research Foundation provided funding for PMC’s general operations.
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation was established in 1964 in California. David and Lucile Packard were philanthropists and believed in the power of foundations to complement government efforts by combining the ingenuity and innovation of the free market with unrestricted charitable resources to meet significant needs. The foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of children, enabling the creative pursuit of science, advancing reproductive health, and conserving the earth’s natural systems.
Ecotrust’s mission is to inspire fresh thinking that creates economic opportunity, social equity, and environmental wellbeing. The organization strives to foster a natural model of development that creates more resilient communities, economies, and ecosystems around the world. Ecotrust invests in programs that bring forth wellbeing for people and the places in which they live. For that reason, Ecotrust supported the general operations of PMC.
The Ford Foundation was founded in 1936 and believes that all people should be given the opportunity to reach their potential, contribute to society, and have a voice in decisions that affect them. The foundation promotes collaboration among the nonprofit, government, and business sectors. The Ford Foundation works primarily by making grants or loans that build knowledge and strengthen already existing organizations and networks. They support a wide range of social issues, but focus mainly on improving the effectiveness and accountability of the government, taking a stronger stand against gender discrimination, and funding programs that enable families to move out of poverty.
For 60 years, the Foundation for Global Community envisioned a world in which self-interest was set aside and cultures, nations, and religions cooperated for the benefit of all life. The Foundation for Global Community liquidated all assets in 2010, but their goals live on in the PMC programs, and other programs, they supported.
The Grantham Foundation seeks to protect and improve the health of the global environment, by raising awareness of urgent environmental issues and supporting individuals and organizations working to find solutions.
A leader in health policy analysis and health journalism, the Kaiser Family Foundation is dedicated to filling the need for non-partisan, trusted information on national health issues. Kaiser focuses on national health and the role of the U.S. in global health policy, directing clear information to young people and the general public. The Kaiser Family Foundation provided financial support for PMC’s Atlanta Soap Summit.
The Lattner Family Foundation strives to emulate founder Forrest C. Lattner’s entrepreneurial goals and spirit of generosity, determination, fiscal responsibility, and Christian values. The Foundation assists groups with creative and innovative programs that encourage hope and personal responsibility.
The MacArthur Foundation, one of the nation's largest independent foundations, works with international programs that focus on international issues of human rights and justice, conservation and sustainable development, girls’ secondary education, population and reproductive health. They also work with American programs that focus on digital media and learning, the implications of an aging society, and community economic development, as well as programs that look into media and culture.
Mulago looks for the best solutions to the biggest problems in the poorest countries, focusing on four elements of a better life: livelihoods, health, education, and conservation. The Foundation is impact-oriented; they strive to find those most able to create change then supply resources to get the job done. Instead of accepting proposals, Mulago seeks out organizations that are a good fit. They provided support for PMC’s programs and for PMC’s general operations.
The Oak Foundation funds organizations that combat specific global challenges, target the causes of problems, are sustainable and replicable, and value the participation of people and communities. Issues of interest to the Oak Foundation and addresed by PMC include child abuse and environmental protection.
The Poses Family Foundation was established by Nancy and Fred Poses. In addition to supporting nonprofits financially, the Foundation provides them with capacity-building advising in such areas as strategic and operational planning, initiative design, talent development and management, and marketing to help nonprofits scale in a sustainable way.
For more than 40 years the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has worked to improve the health and health care of Americans. The foundation is the largest philanthropy in the United States devoted solely to the public's health and its work is driven by the knowledge that health is influenced greatly by education, housing, income, and other factors besides care received at the doctor’s.
The Segal Family Foundation works to improve the well-being of communities in Sub Saharan Africa. They find grass roots solutions to poverty that would, otherwise, be overlooked, providing over $8 million in grant funding to their 130 partners in 18 different countries. The Segal Family Foundation was established in 2008 when Barry Segal made his first trip to Sub Saharan Africa.
The Van Liew Family Foundation supports charitable, scientific, literary, and educational organizations that offer unique and creative approaches to solving problems around the world. The Foundation seeks solutions to overpopulation, which exacerbates other problems including environmental degradation and extreme poverty, and favors high involvement of the local populations being served. PMC received funding from the Van Liew Family Foundation for general operations.
The Weeden Foundation, established in 1963, works to conserve the earth’s biodiversity. In order to fully address the factors driving biological impoverishment, the Weeden Foundation looks to support research into population growth and the culture of over consumption.
The Weyerhaeuser Family Foundation promotes the welfare of human and natural resources in the United States and around the world. The Foundation’s International Initiative strives to help women, girls, and their families overcome violence, poverty, and other hardships funding projects related to education, environmental preservation, health, and economic development.
The Anthony Robbins Foundation is a non-profit organization that aims to empower individuals and organizations to make a significant difference in the quality of life for people often forgotten – youth, homeless and hungry, prisoners, elderly, and disabled. PMC received support for its general operations.
The Argosy Foundation intends to make our society a better place to live by solving systematic problems; building teams and communities; creating replicable solutions; and inspiring others to contribute in their own way. In particular, they support creative and entrepreneurial approaches that help people to help themselves. In light of this mission, the Argosy Foundation partnered with PMC to facilitate research for the teen drama East Los High.
The Blue Shield of California Foundation is a private grantmaking organization funded by California Blue Shield which seeks to strengthen the relationship between healthcare and prevention and services for survivors of domestic violence. Areas of focus include early intervention, education about healthy relationships among teens, and training for health care providers to better serve the growing economic, racial, social and ethnic diversity of the population of California. The Foundation has invested in several innovative projects which have incorporated research and new technologies, as well as projects that mobilize communities based on education and awareness, particularly through local schools.
The Boston-based Bushrod H. Campbell and Adah F. Hall Charity Fund awards grants to programs targeting the needs of the elderly, infirm, and homeless, as well as those addressing issues related to education, reproductive health, social justice, and economic opportunity. The Campbell and Hall Charity Fund supports PMC’s general operations.
Compton Foundation fosters positive and sustainable models of change, with the belief that bringing forth a positive future requires innovative ways of understanding today’s problems and collaborative methods of solving them. Compton Foundation provides financial resources to organizations that embody transformative leadership and courageous storytelling. PMC received the foundation’s support for general operations.
Since 1985, the Conservation Food and Health Foundation has been promoting the conservation of natural resources, improving the production and distribution of food, and improving general health in developing countries. The foundation supplies grants that support research or projects that solve specific problems related to conservation, food, and health. Geographically, this foundation focuses on developing countries and projects that address under-funded issues.
Ruth and Gerald Dickler - world travelers and philanthropists concerned with issues of equity, opportunity, and justice for all people - founded the Dickler Family Foundation in 1996. The Foundation’s programs promote grassroots community development abroad as well as international reproductive health and family planning initiatives, making it a good match for PMC's initiatives.
Erik and Edith Bergstrom Foundation is a private foundation concerned with issues of global population with a special interest in Latin America.
The Flora L. Thornton Foundation was established in 1982 in Los Angeles, California. The foundation actively seeks effective philanthropic programs to support their efforts to make our local community, and the world, a better place to live. This foundation primarily supports education programs, and more specifically, healthy education programs. It also supports organizations that improve access to healthful foods, music education, and environmentally sound land use.
Established in 1990, the Foundation for Deep Ecology supports education and advocacy on behalf of wild nature primarily through publications, grant making, and support of campaigns on particular issues affecting the future of nature and people. The Foundation for Deep Ecology believes that the only way to achieve a sustainable environment and end the global extinction crisis is to rethink our societal values. Nature must be seen as a partner and model in all human enterprise in order to attain real and permanent change.
Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund supported a wide range of efforts: strengthening the Jewish community, supporting Israel, addressing the needs of vulnerable populations, expanding educational opportunities, sustaining cultural institutions, and protecting the environment. The fund ended operations in 2012 with the death of Richard Goldman.
Since 1972, the Board of Trustees of the Jewish Communal Fund has given an annual Community Gift from revenues and fees to support programs and institutions that promote the welfare and security of the Jewish community at home and abroad. This Community Gift includes grants as part of its Special Gifts Fund. Since 1999, more than $9 million has been awarded to various worthy causes through the Special Gifts Fund.
The Kendeda Fund is a charitable giving program dedicated to exploring how human beings can relate to one another and to our planet more mindfully, and how we can use resources more equitably. Through its grant making, the Fund is committed to examining two of the critical questions confronting humanity: How do we live within the limits of the natural world in ways that promote community, equity, and health? How do we redefine prosperity so that it leads to deeper contentment in our lives?
The Laney Thornton Foundation strives to advance global sustainability by investing in practical solutions for combatting climate change, generating renewable energy, conserving natural resources, and promoting reproductive health.
The Libra Foundation promotes the fundamental freedoms and human rights of people around the world through grant making. The Foundation focuses on women’s rights, environmental protection, and social justice, supporting innovative and effective work that incorporates the interconnections between issues and leads to real social change. PMC received funding from the Libra Foundation to support general operations.
The Moses Feldman Family Foundation aims to protect and encourage a pristine and sustainable natural environment and to help disadvantaged populations access services that address urgent needs and build self-sufficiency. The Moses Family Foundation supported PMC’s general operations.
The Nirvana Mañana Institute, based in New Mexico, funds nonprofits providing or supporting family planning, sex education, reproductive rights, and teen pregnancy prevention. The Institute also supports healthy sustainable farming and has become interested in health care reform. The Nirvana Mañana Institute supported PMC’s general operations.
Working globally, the Open Society Foundations places a high priority on protecting and improving the lives of people in marginalized communities. In particular, they are committed to empowering young people by supporting access to quality education, establishing inclusive health care, and advocating equality for minorities and women.
The Restavek Freedom Foundation, located in Ohio, is primarily concerned with child slavery in Haiti. Restavik children are children who are enslaved, literally translating as “to stay with.” They exist because of complex economic, social, and cultural issues in Haiti. Restavek Freedom Foundation is dedicated to telling the stories of these children and making the reality of their lives known in order to make change.
Save the Children gives children a healthy start and opportunities to learn, as well as protection and care when disaster strikes. Some of the issues Save the Children focuses on are emergency responses, health and nutrition, HIV and AIDS, education and hunger. Save the Children works in the United States and around the world.
The Wallace Global Fund was officially established in 1995, but it grew out of the Wallace Genetic Foundation, which was established in 1965. The Wallace Global Fund seeks to promote an informed and engaged citizenry in order to fight injustice and protect the diversity of nature and the natural systems that life depends on. They support a variety of social issues, ranging from environmental resource depletion to ending female genital mutilation to media policies.
The West Wind Foundation works to fight climate change and improve access to reproductive health care. They do so by creating grants that promote a clean energy future and curtail the use of fossil fuels. They also provide grants to programs working on reproductive health services with a special emphasis on adolescent development.
The Women’s Foundation of Colorado brings together resources and community members to ensure that every woman and girl in Colorado reaches her full potential. The Foundation established the Beyond Our Borders Special Interest Fund with the mission of extending this dream across the world, supporting organizations that empower women and girls so that they may participate fully in society.