The Foundation

We are a family foundation guided by the enduring business philosophy and personal values of Lucile and David Packard, who helped found one of the world’s leading technology companies. The Foundation is guided by the core values of integrity, respect for all people, belief in individual leadership, commitment to effectiveness, and the capacity to think big.

We invest in organizations and leaders, collaborate with them to identify strategic solutions, and support them over time to reach common goals. We continue to invest on the issues our founders cared about most:

  • Improving the lives of children, families, and communities
  • Advancing reproductive health and rights
  • Restoring and protecting our planet

For 2018, we expect to make grantmaking awards of approximately $350 million. Our staff of

130 conducts our day-to-day operations and the Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees. You can learn more about the Foundation here.

Our staff and senior leadership team are deeply engaging on our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace and in our grantmaking.