Non-profit

Gerbode Foundation

Website:

www.gerbode.org/

Location:

BERKELEY, CA

Tax ID:

94-6065226

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(3)-PF

Budget (2015):

Revenue: $9,885,931
Expenses: $4,461,115
Assets: $63,057,355

The Gerbode Foundation is a private foundation that principally makes grants in the San Francisco Bay Area and Hawaii. [1] Founded as the Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation, it underwent a major restructuring in 2016. [2] The Gerbode Foundation has made grants to various left-leaning groups including Planned Parenthood and the ACLU. [3]

Background

The Gerbode Foundation is a 501(c)(3) private foundation that principally makes grants in the San Francisco Bay Area and Hawaii. Founded as the Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation, it underwent a major restructuring in 2016, which resulted in half of the funds remaining with the Gerbode Foundation and the other half resulting in the creation of three individual private foundations[4] The new foundation’s board contains the founder, Frank A. Gerbode, and his children Sharon, Colin, and Ian. [5]

The Gerbode Foundation has been involved in supporting organizations that challenge large energy companies. [6] The Foundation has also funded projects that have increased access to the chemical abortion pill RU-486 and “morning after” emergency contraception pills across the United States. [7]

Grantmaking

The Gerbode Foundation has donated to multiple social-liberal and pro-abortion groups in the past, including Planned Parenthood, the American Civil Liberties Union, Physicians For Reproductive Choice, and Nursing Students for Choice. [8]

In 2019, Time reported that the Gerbode Foundation funded a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine that claims that “having an abortion is not detrimental to women’s health, but being denied access to a wanted [abortion] likely is.” [9] The study was also funded by other left-leaning pro-abortion grantmaking groups such as David and Lucile Packard Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. [10]

References

  1. “History.” Gerbode Foundation. Accessed April 13, 2020. Available at: https://www.gerbode.org/history ^ ^
  2. “History.” Gerbode Foundation. Accessed April 13, 2020. Available at: https://www.gerbode.org/history ^ ^
  3. “THE GROVE FOUNDATION – Form Form 990-PF for Period Ending Sep 2018 – Nonprofit Explorer.” ProPublica, n.d. https://projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/display_990/770108124/09_2019_prefixes_75-81/770108124_201809_990PF_2019091016633487. ^
  4. “History.” Gerbode Foundation. Accessed April 13, 2020. Available at: https://www.gerbode.org/history ^ ^
  5. “History.” Gerbode Foundation. Accessed April 13, 2020. Available at: https://www.gerbode.org/history ^ ^
  6. Ma’a, Stacie. “THE WALLACE ALEXANDER GERBODE FOUNDATION TO RESTRUCTURE AFTER 40 YEARS.” static1.squarespace.com/static/5ce3736c3f831c0001a20c9d/t/5d672f4381187e00013ca9a6/1567043395434/Press+Release+1-20-16.pdf. ^
  7. Ma’a, Stacie. “THE WALLACE ALEXANDER GERBODE FOUNDATION TO RESTRUCTURE AFTER 40 YEARS.” static1.squarespace.com/static/5ce3736c3f831c0001a20c9d/t/5d672f4381187e00013ca9a6/1567043395434/Press+Release+1-20-16.pdf. ^
  8. “The Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation Form 990-PF 2016.” ProPublica. https://projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/display_990/946065226/12_2017_prefixes_94-99%2F946065226_201612_990PF_2017122715056168; “The Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation Form 990-PF 2010.” ProPublica. https://projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/display_990/946065226/2011_09_PF%2F94-6065226_990PF_201012 ^
  9. Ducharme, Jamie. “Women Who Are Denied Abortions May Face Health Problems.” Time, June 10, 2019. https://time.com/5603194/denied-abortions-physical-health/. ^
  10. Ducharme, Jamie. “Women Who Are Denied Abortions May Face Health Problems.” Time, June 10, 2019. https://time.com/5603194/denied-abortions-physical-health/. ^

Donation Recipients

  1. ACLU of Northern California (Non-profit)
  2. Alliance for Justice (AFJ) (Non-profit)
  3. American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Foundation (Non-profit)
  4. Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN) (Non-profit)
  5. Californians for Justice Education Fund (Non-profit)
  6. Center for Investigative Reporting (Non-profit)
  7. Climate One (Non-profit)
  8. Common Cause Education Fund (Non-profit)
  9. Common Counsel Foundation (Non-profit)
  10. Commonwealth Club of California (Non-profit)
  11. Community Initiatives (Non-profit)
  12. CounterPulse (Non-profit)
  13. East Bay Community Foundation (Non-profit)
  14. Forward Together (Non-profit)
  15. Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR) (Non-profit)
  16. GreenAction for Health and Environmental Justice (Non-profit)
  17. Greenlining Institute (Non-profit)
  18. Groundswell Fund (Non-profit)
  19. Hawai’i Appleseed (Non-profit)
  20. Hispanics in Philanthropy (Non-profit)
  21. Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) (Non-profit)
  22. Island Press Center for Resource Economics (Non-profit)
  23. Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence (formerly known as the Legal Community Against Violence)  (Non-profit)
  24. MapLight (Non-profit)
  25. Medical Students for Choice (Non-profit)
  26. NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation (Non-profit)
  27. National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (Non-profit)
  28. Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California (Non-profit)
  29. Partnership Project (Non-profit)
  30. Physicians For Reproductive Health (Non-profit)
  31. San Francisco Baykeeper (Non-profit)
  32. San Francisco Foundation (Non-profit)
  33. Tides Center (Non-profit)
  34. Trust for Conservation Innovation (For-profit)
  35. Trust for Public Land (Non-profit)
  36. University of California, Berkeley (Non-profit)
  37. William and Flora Hewlett Foundation (Non-profit)
  38. Women’s Foundation of California (Non-profit)
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: December - November
  • Tax Exemption Received: November 1, 1955

  • Available Filings

    Period Form Type Total revenue Total functional expenses Total assets (EOY) Total liabilities (EOY) Unrelated business income? Total contributions Program service revenue Investment income Comp. of current officers, directors, etc. Form 990
    2015 Dec Form PF $9,885,931 $4,461,115 $63,057,355 $2,605,595 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2014 Dec Form PF $7,332,207 $3,613,238 $65,676,865 $825,543 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2013 Dec Form PF $3,331,922 $3,617,449 $66,075,272 $1,328,894 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2012 Dec Form PF $-1,783,076 $3,262,936 $59,511,941 $1,185,008 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2011 Dec Form PF $3,083,195 $2,600,441 $55,816,708 $1,598,488 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF

    Additional Filings (PDFs)

    Gerbode Foundation

    1791 SOLANO AVE
    BERKELEY, CA 94707-2209