Grantee Spotlights

The Koret Foundation’s vision and values are realized through the work of our grantees. Their experiences, challenges, and successes teach us how to become better grantmakers and community players. We share their stories here—their approaches, adaptations, and accomplishments—to honor the constituencies they serve and to inspire others.

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Presidio Tunnel Tops is now open to the public!
Jul 2022 | Arts and Culture

Presidio Tunnel Tops is now open to the public!

The 20-year transformation of the Presidio’s waterfront adds 14 acres to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, building a national park space over concrete tunnels connecting San Francisco to the Golden Gate Bridge. Presidio Tunnel Tops features walking trails, art installations, picnic areas, and the mobile food program Presidio Pop Up.

IsraAID partners with Ukrainian First Lady Olena Zelenska to provide trauma care
Jul 2022 | Special Projects, U.S.-Israel Bridge Building

IsraAID partners with Ukrainian First Lady Olena Zelenska to provide trauma care

In partnership with Zelenska’s national mental health initiative, IsraAid is sending teams of Israeli trauma specialists to Ukraine for several weeks at a time. Read the full story on eJewish Philanthropy.

KQED’s Media Literacy Educator Certification wins NAMLE award
Jul 2022 | Arts and Culture

KQED’s Media Literacy Educator Certification wins NAMLE award

The National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) has selected KQED’s PBS Media Literacy Educator Certification for the 2022 Media Literate Media Award. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to media literacy made by media professionals with national reach.

Honeymoon Israel resumes trips after two years of pandemic delays
Jul 2022 | Jewish Peoplehood, U.S.-Israel Bridge Building

Honeymoon Israel resumes trips after two years of pandemic delays

Two Bay Area cohorts went on trips in May, with more couples going later this summer. “As an interfaith couple, this trip was important to us to learn more about what it means to be Jewish and what traditions we want to carry forward or establish with our future family,” said Tara and Alexander, a Bay Area couple who recently returned from their trip.