Foundation Partners

Investing in Safety and Confidence: Foundation Partners

Our foundation partners large and small provide essential support, fueling Kidpower’s efforts to prevent future bullying, violence, abuse, and abductions.

Our foundation partners have diverse goals and priorities, but all have recognized Kidpower’s capacity to improve safety and quality of life through our services.

Some are drawn to Kidpower because of our work with children, while others recognize the invaluable role our skills play in the lives of other vulnerable populations. Some have awarded grants to us for years, while others are new supporters. We deeply value each of our foundation partners for the commitment they show to making a difference by empowering people to take charge of their safety and well-being.

We would love to learn about the priorities of your foundation and talk together about how Kidpower complements and furthers your goals. If you would like to join us in improving access to safety skills; building confidence in children, teens and adults in our communities; or tackling bullying and abuse with practical skills, please contact our Central Office. We are registered with Network for Good. We are also registered as charitable, nongovernmental organizations in each country we serve.

Other Ways Foundations Contribute

In addition to single or ongoing grants, foundations can also help us by:

  • Introducing Kidpower to other potential funders
  • Sponsoring workshops and events
  • Encouraging employee giving
  • Matching employee gifts
  • Serving on our Board

Our Recent Foundation Supporters Include:*

Agnes W. Thompson Trust at the San Francisco Foundation – personal safety services for seniors at Oakland’s Senior Companion and Foster Grandparent programs

Air Systems Foundation – direct services for children together with their parents and teachers

Anonymous Private Foundation – major challenge grant for our donor relations program and major operating support

Atkinson Foundation – victimization and risk reduction program for people with disabilities

The Brickyard Berridge Fund at the San Francisco Foundation – parent/child and school based programs for youth and families

The Buckley/Horowitz Fund at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation – general operating support

CVS/Caremark Charitable Trust – services for children and teens with disabilities

The Dean and Margaret Lesher Foundation – school-wide integration of Kidpower skills and curriculum at the elementary level

The Driscoll’s Charitable Fund at the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County – services bringing safety skills to children with a focus on migrant farm-working families

Edith E. Pence Fund at the San Francisco Foundation – violence prevention services for vulnerable adults and adults leading young children in areas with high rates of crime

June and Julian Foss Foundation – services for high-risk children and youth

GGS Foundation – bullying and violence prevention services for San Francisco children and youth

Giant Steps Foundation – general operating support to strengthen capacity for service delivery

The Health Trust – victimization and risk reduction program for people with disabilities

Hitachi Foundation – direct service for children, teens, and adults

Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation – abuse prevention skill building for children three and older

John and Marcia Goldman Foundation – Kidpower-in-Action pilot program integrating direct services for youth with on-the-job Kidpower skills coaching for teachers

Lowell Berry Foundation – direct service for vulnerable populations

May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust – challenge grant for general program expansion

Office Depot Foundation – bullying prevention services for children, youth, and families

The Robert Stephens Nonendowed Donor Advised Fund at the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County – confidence building and self-protection skill building programs

Palo Alto Community Fund – bullying prevention and positive peer interaction for improved quality of learning and teaching

Petaluma Community Foundation – school based services reaching families dealing with economic hardship

Rose Marie Piper Foundation – violence prevention for vulnerable Sonoma teens

Ruddie Memorial Youth Foundation – evaluation project to document our effectiveness

San Francisco Foundation – victimization and risk reduction for people with disabilities

Special Hope Foundation – services and educational materials benefiting people with disabilities

Stanley S. Langendorf Foundation – public elementary school safety workshops for San Francisco children with their teachers

Taproot Foundation – service grants to strengthen our visual image and redesign our website

The Robert and Audrey Talbott Foundation – safety skills for youth in Monterey County and South Santa Cruz County schools and social service agencies

TRIO Foundation – early childhood direct services

United Methodist Church Women’s Division – adapted services for youth with Autism spectrum disorders and developmental disabilities

Western Digital Foundation – personal safety skills for vulnerable populations

*Note: Many our our Foundation partners are also Corporations.

Cornerstone Contributors:

Foundations whose grants have played a key role in our development

Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health Foundation – pilot development of services for very young children and first outside professional program evaluation

David and Lucile Packard Foundation – first two-year office center start-up grant and first organizational assessment

Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County – training of professionals pilot program

Wells Fargo Foundation – first major grant to Kidpower right after 1989 earthquake in Santa Cruz devastated our community