The Tomberg Family Philanthropies is pleased to announce our 2019 grants. In mid-February, our Advisory Board held its annual funding meeting in Austin, Texas. The grants recommended by the Advisory Board and listed below were then approved by the Tomberg Family Board.

We are happy to be able to support a number of truly excellent projects and organizations working to improve the world in our four primary funding areas of poverty alleviation, the environment, health and education. We would like to congratulate the following organizations on their successful grant requests. We invite you to help support these organizations by donating along with us or helping in other ways. Click the links below for more details about these organizations.

Here are our 2019 grantees.


AfricAid supports girls’ education in Africa in order to provide girls with the opportunity to transform their own lives and the futures of their communities. It mentors secondary school girls in Tanzania to transform their lives and communities.

Coastside Land Trust

The Coastside Land Trust is dedicated to the preservation, protection and enhancement of the open space environment, including the natural, scenic, recreational, cultural, historical, and agricultural resources of Half Moon Bay and the San Mateo county coast.

Greater Farallones Association

The Greater Farallones Association (GFA) is the non-profit partner of the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. Its mission is to ensure the Sanctuary remains an ecologically diverse and globally significant ocean environment.

Marion-Polk Food Share

Marion-Polk Food Share is the regional food bank leading the fight to end hunger in Oregon’s Marion and Polk counties. More than 44,000 people, including 16,000 children, receive emergency food each month through the Food Share partner network.

NOVA Scripts Central, Inc.

NOVA ScriptCentral’s mission is to provide quality integrated pharmaceutical care and medication access to the low-income uninsured children and adults of Northern Virginia. It envisions pharmaceutical services as an integral component of primary care for all patients.

Rainforest Partnership

Rainforest Partnership is an international non-profit social enterprise focused on protecting tropical rainforests. It partners with communities in Latin America to develop sustainable economic alternatives to deforestation, making it more valuable for them to keep their forests standing.

Reach Out and Read Carolinas

Reach Out and Read Carolinas is the regional coalition supporting over 400 clinical programs reaching over 300,000 young children across North and South Carolina. In 2016, Reach Out and Read’s 29,000 volunteer medical providers gave 6.9 million new books.

Safe Horizon

Safe Horizon is a victim assistance nonprofit that has been standing with victims of violence and abuse in New York City since 1978. It provides assistance, advocacy and support to victims who have experienced domestic violence and other crimes.

Ward 8 Woods

Ward 8 Woods works to enhance and preserve the beauty, ecological health, and public use of the more than 500 acres of forest in the Ward 8 section of Washington, D.C. for the benefit of all.

Women for Afghan Women

Women for Afghan Women (WAW) is a grassroots civil society organization dedicated to protecting and promoting the rights of disenfranchised Afghan women and girls in Afghanistan and New York.

Yellowstone Forever

Yellowstone Forever—formerly the Yellowstone Association and Yellowstone Park Foundation—is the official nonprofit partner of Yellowstone National Park. We partner with Yellowstone National Park to create opportunities for all people to experience, enhance, and preserve Yellowstone forever.

We would also like to thank all the organizations that submitted Letters of Inquiry and/or full grant requests. This year we were able to make grants to 4.18% of the organizations that applied for our assistance. To those organizations that we were unable to help this year, our decision should not be considered an opinion on the merits of your project. We wish you success in obtaining funding from other sources.

The mission of the Tomberg Family Philanthropies is to support well run and effective programs that make a difference in the areas of poverty alleviation, the environment, health and education. Our focus is on supporting projects that help their recipients build capabilities themselves that will last far beyond the end of the specific project. 

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