David Bohnett Foundation Awards First Round of Grants for 2001
March 19, 2001 — Los Angeles, California - The David Bohnett Foundation today announced the recipients of their first round of grants for 2001. The awards further the foundation's mission to provide resources for organizations pursuing societal change and social justicial justice.
"I am extremely honored to announce this latest round of grants," said David Bohnett. "The mission of this foundation, to change society through social activism, is alive and well and embodied in each of these deserving recipients."
Entrepreneur David Bohnett, the founder of GeoCities, which he started in 1994, and soon grew to become the largest community on the Internet, formed the David Bohnett Foundation in 1999. The foundation's current endowment is approximately $40 million dollars, with nearlyly $2 million dollars worth of grants being awarded this year alone. Among those receiving grants in this cycle:
Aid for AIDS Los Angeles, California $15,000 for general operating support www.aidforaids.org
Environmental Investigation Agency Washington, D.C. $25,000 for their campaign to protect endangered species www.eia-international.org
Family Pride Coalition Santa Diego, California $50,000 for general operating support www.familypride.org
Global Green, U.S.A. Los Angeles, California $20,000 for pilot project converting local school buses to clean fuels www.globalgreen.org
Horizons Foundation San Francisco, California $25,000 for education project geared at protecting gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth www.horizonsfoundation.org
International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission San Francisco, California $20,000 for general operating support www.iglhrc.org
Join Together Online Boston, Massachusetts $25,000 for general operating support www.jto.org
National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Assn. Washington, D.C. $25,000 for general operating support www.nlgja.org
National Youth Advocacy Coalition $20,000 for general operating support www.nyacyouth.org
REACH LA Los Angeles, CA $5,000 for general operating support
San Francisco Gay & Lesbian Community Center San Francisco, California $151,269 over three years for construction of a David Bohnett CyberCenter www.sfcenter.org
University of Southern California Los Angeles, California $75,000 over three years for Annenberg School Project: Sexual Orientation in the Newsroom http://www.usc.edu/schools/annenberg/journalism/
Violence Policy Center Washington, D.C. $25,000 for general operating support www.vpc.org
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