The Tomberg Family Philanthropies is pleased to announce our 2020 grants. In early February, our Advisory Board held its annual funding meeting in San Francisco, California. 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 2020 grantees.

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.

Hawaii Science and Technology Museum
Hawaii Science and Technology Museum is dedicated to improving the levels of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education for the children of Hawaii. HSTM also serves the Hawaii Island community through our various outreach programs such as Science Camps, math tutoring, after school programs, student research support, robotics competitions, and special events.

Homeless Children’s PlayTime Project
The Homeless Children’s PlayTime Project believes play is a human right that all children deserve, regardless of housing status and through partnership with homeless shelters in Washington, D.C., they create safe and fun play spaces for the children where they live. 

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.

Native Directions dba Three Rivers Indian Lodge
Native Directions, Inc., provides services through sensitivity and diversity for positive life changes, by healing, educating and empowering, they strive to promote pride, balance and independence for the Native American People.

Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington
The Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington® (POB) is dedicated to the improvement and preservation of sight and quality of life by providing services and education, and by championing healthy vision and innovation to everyone in our area. Each year, POB screens more than 8,000 children for vision loss and strabismus and thousands of adults for glaucoma.

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.

UTEC, Inc.
UTEC’s comprehensive enrollment program model is intentionally designed for young adults with proven risk factors, primarily incarceration and other serious criminal histories to accomplish their mission to ignite and nurture the ambition of our most disconnected young people to trade violence and poverty for social and economic success.

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.

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 2.3% 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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