The LaureL Foundation was established by Laure L. Woods in 1995 as a perpetual source of support for nonprofit organizations working in the areas about which she was passionate. After a brief period of grantmaking in Southern California, Ms. Woods settled near Palo Alto and the Foundation now dedicates the vast majority of its grantmaking to programs serving the Bay Area and Silicon Valley.
The LaureL Foundation (“the Foundation”) is committed to improving the lives of disadvantaged children living in Northern California. The Foundation supports educational and social services organizations serving these children, especially those that incorporate the natural world, animals and the empowerment of girls into their programs.
We specifically look for organizations that demonstrate a superior level of integrity and transparency and those that collaborate with other nonprofits with complementary programs.