The Libra Foundation

2013 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..

CASA San Miguel
$40,000, 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.

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.

Global Fund for Women
$83,333, San Francisco, CA
The third and final installment ($83,333) of a three-year grant to the Making Waves Fund, which was created to honor former CEO Kavita Ramdas’ interest in expanding opportunities for women to participate in and lead processes to create more democratic and equitable societies.

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.

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
$2,500 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.

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.

Women's Media Center
$20,000, Washington, D.C.
For general support of projects that make women and girls visible and powerful in the media.