Eucalyptus Foundation: Grants for Conservation

OVERVIEW: The Eucalyptus Foundation’s conservation grants support a wide range of environmental conservation and preservation organizations.

IP TAKE: This funder awards grants to support specific projects as well as general operating costs.  

PROFILE: Established in 1991 and based in San Francisco, California, the Eucalyptus Foundation maintains a low public profile, does not operate a website and does not employ a formal staff. According to the foundation’s tax filings, Frances Koshland Geballe is the major financial contributor to the foundation. Geballe is the daughter of Daniel Koshland Sr., who along with his brother-in-law Walter Hass, helped build Levi Strauss into a multi-billion dollar company. Koshland was also involved with the creation of the Levi Strauss and San Francisco foundations. Eucalyptus broadly invests in arts and culture; community and international development including social services and social justice programs; education, healthcare, the environment and human rights. It does not name specific interests in any of its priority areas (as gleaned from tax filings) preferring to address organizations it seeks to fund on a case-by-case basis. 

Eucalyptus Foundation grants range anywhere from $1,000 to $500,000. Conservation grants typically range from $5,000 to $100,000. Past grantees include the Environmental Defense Fund, which received an award for its Climate Corps fellowship program; and the San Mateo County Parks Foundation, which received a grant for its Conservation Crews program.  

The foundation does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding.


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Eucalyptus Foundation

P.O. Box 29550

San Francisco, California 94129

(415) 561-3346