Gamble Foundation


Contact Information


The Gamble Foundation, which is managed by Pacific Foundation Services, is primarily interested in supporting organizations that serve disadvantaged children and youth through programs including environmental education. To a lesser degree, the foundation supports environmental organizations that focus on land preservation and sustainability, animal welfare and management, and pollution control.

Funding Interests

The environmental interests of the foundation include agricultural and environmental education, land preservation and sustainability, animal welfare and management, pollution control and recreation.

Geographic Focus

San Francisco, Marin and Napa counties, California

Types of Support

Project and operational support

Grant Size

$5000 to $20000

Requirements & Limitations

The foundation does not support religious entities, individuals, endowments or capital improvements.

Application Process

Interested applicants should submit a brief preliminary letter including information on the proposed project and budget. Specific guidelines can be found on the foundation's website.


Requests must be submitted prior to January 1st for consideration in a given calendar year. The Foundation is no longer accepting proposals for 2008 grants. Please contact the staff in January of 2009 regarding 2009 grants.

Recent Grants

Grant 1

Grantee: Land Trust of Napa County, Napa, CA
Amount: $15000
Purpose: Support for Project Youth, an environmental education and vocational training program for at-risk youth at Connolly Ranch. Connolly Ranch offers educational field trips for grades K-6. These hands-on field trips involve children in garden projects, farm chores and monitoring and implementing the oak woodland restoration project. The focus is on how everyone can make choices to help improve the environment.<br><br>

Grant 2

Grantee: Acorn Soupe, St. Helena, CA
Amount: $15000

Support for the Habitat Restoration Project, an environmental education program for youth in Napa County. Acorn Soupe provides support for environmental education, land stewardship and habitat restoration for public and private lands located in Napa and Sonoma counties.

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