David and Lucile Packard Foundation - Local Grantmaking Program

The five counties that comprise the Packard Foundation’s Local Grantmaking region are home to breathtaking landscapes and rich agricultural land, top universities and world-renowned technology companies, and diverse communities that produce exceptional art, cuisine and cultural assets. Despite the economic prosperity, community strengths and opportunities that exist, many children and families in the community face challenges that prohibit them from thriving and fully realizing their potential.

The Local Grantmaking Program builds on the longstanding commitment made by David and Lucile Packard to invest in the region where they started their company and raised their family. Dedicated to achieving deep and meaningful impact in local communities, the Local Grantmaking Program makes investments in the five contiguous counties of San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Benito and Monterey —as well as Pueblo, Colorado, the birthplace of David Packard.

Throughout their lifetimes, David and Lucile Packard invested in their local community and in issues about which they were passionate. They believed that their local investments could drive deep impact and bring meaningful change. Today, we make investments in focus areas in which the Packard family and the Foundation have longstanding commitments—the arts, children and youth, conservation and science, food and shelter, population and reproductive health, as well as organizational capacity-building for grantee nonprofits that provide the programs and services.

We want our local communities to continue to be strong and vibrant places where people can reach their full potential. We work to ensure that people have access to the resources and services they need for their well-being, as well as opportunities that enable them to explore and grow.



Contact David and Lucile Packard Foundation - Local Grantmaking Program

343 Second Street
Los Altos, California  94022
Phone: (650) 917-7234


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Monterey County, California
  • San Benito County, California
  • San Mateo County, California
  • Santa Clara County, California
  • Santa Cruz County, California
  • Pueblo County, Colorado

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