David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Document Summary: 

Organizational profile: The David and Lucile Packard Foundation is a family foundation guided by the enduring business philosophy and personal values of Lucile and David Packard. The David and Lucile Packard Foundation works with partners around the world for social, cultural, and environmental change designed to improve the lives of children, families, and communities.

The Conservation and Science Program of the Foundation invests in action and ideas that conserve and restore ecosystems while enhancing human well-being. Within their Climate initiatives, the Packard Foundation supports grantees who work on policy reform, carbon markets, and supply chain approaches that reduce emissions from agriculture and deforestation in targeted regions around the world. Their three strategies are to reduce the rate at which peatland and native forests are converted to new palm oil plantations in Indonesia while also building a pathway to a sustainable palm oil industry, reduce emissions from commodity agriculture in the United States, and phase out high-carbon bioenergy and accelerate the transition to a clean energy and forest-positive future with social justice at its heart. Within their Land initiative, they invest in opportunities to conserve the North American West’s greatest natural treasures and last remaining wilderness to ensure the sustainability of these special places. Within the Agriculture, Livelihoods, and Conservation initiatives, they protect forests and biodiversity while ensuring that people who rely on them can thrive by supporting sustainable smallholder agriculture.

Financing Instrument: Grants

Project scale: Forest related grants have ranged from US$28,000 to US$1,000,000.

Recipient countries regions/country groups: Global

Recipient categories: NGOs/NPOs

Eligibility Criteria: Grants are made only for charitable, educational, or scientific purposes, primarily from tax-exempt charitable organizations. The Packard Foundation does not fund the following:

- Lobbying and activities to influence specific legislation

- Conference fees and tuition assistance

- Religious organizations

- Individuals

Application guidelines: The Conservation and Science program welcomes ideas for funding requests. Please review their existing strategies and, if your work is aligned with our funding priorities and geographic focus, send a short description to the relevant Program Officer and Program Associate or send the description using the form at https://www.packard.org/grants-and-investments/for-grantseekers/grant-inquiry/?program-area=Conservation%20and%20Science. Please do not send a full proposal until requested by the Program Officer.

Publication Date
Thursday, 01 April 2021
Applicable location
Climate change
Forest conservation and management
Biodiversity conservation
Sustainable land use
Financing opportunities