UNITED STATES - £155m
David Packard, one half of the duo which set up one of the world’s largest tech firms, started the foundation with his wife Lucile in 1964. “Think first of the other fellow,” was the first of his 11 rules summing up his approach to life. In his foundation, this means promoting positive, lasting change in the areas the couple cared most about: the environment, science, children, reproductive health and their local community.
In the field of science and conservation, grantmaking is focused on ocean and land conservation, climate change mitigation, and scientific research.
From the Packard Foundation mission statement: “We invest in action and ideas that conserve and restore ecosystems while enhancing human well-being. We support public policy reforms, changes in private sector practices, and scientific activities to develop essential knowledge and tools for addressing current and future priorities.”
This November, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation announced the first students selected to participate in the Children’s Health Leadership Network, a results-based leadership development initiative. The network aims to both strengthen and expand the field of leaders from across the country who are effectively advocating for improved outcomes for children’s health and well-being in their communities.