OVERVIEW: The C.J. Berry Foundation's goal is to identify, promote and support endeavors for the benefit of arts & culture, conservation, education, health, and human services.
IP TAKE: The Foundation awards grants to selected charitable organizations with permanent locations in Northern and the Central California and Alaska.
FUNDING AREAS: Arts and culture, conservation, education, health, human services
PROFILE: Established in California, the C.J. Berry Foundation bears the name of Berry Petroleum Company Founder CJ Berry, who passed away in 1930. The C.J Berry Foundation was created by C.J. Berry's family and receives financial endowments and contributions from various Berry family members and supporting corporations. The foundation broadly seeks to identify, promote and support endeavors for the benefit of arts & culture, conservation, education, health, and human services.
While the foundation maintains a sparse website, the foundation restricts details regarding its grantmaking priorities lacking transparency. This also indicates that the foundation may prefer to more broadly fund projects within its interest areas.
Berry grants range widely from $200 to $46,000. Past grantees include CA Wild Sheep Foundation, Pacific Legal Foundation, Homeless Prenatal Program, Bay Area Rescue Mission, Second Harvest Food Bank, and Berkeley Community Health Project. Learn more about past giving in the funder’s tax records.
The foundation does not accept unsolicited grant requests.
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C. J. Berry Foundation
1484 Pollard Road Suite 406
Los Gatos CA 95032