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					                                         Columbia Foundation
                                         Articles and Reports
                                           September 2006

                                           Arts and Culture
                                         Almeida Theatre
  $50,000 awarded in 2005 for the Almeida Opera's London premiere in June 2006, of Les Aveugles, a
           Paris Opera Young Artists Program production of a new opera by Xavier Dayer

The Guardian (London), June 29, 2006
Les Aveugles – 4 stars Almeida Theatre London
Review of the opera production Les Aveugles

The Times (London), June 30, 2006
Les Aveugles

The Independent (London), July 2, 2006
King Arthur, The Coliseum, London; L’heure espangole/L’enfant et les sortileges, Royal College of
Music, London; Les Aveugles, Almeida Theatre, London – Bright, sweet and utterly hollow

                                     Contemporary Jewish Museum
                                      Pending final board decision

San Francisco Chronicle, July 20, 2006
Work begins on oft-delayed $46 million Jewish museum – Energetic design in city’s culture gulch reuses
power station
Construction begins on the new Contemporary Jewish Museum

                                         Creative Work Fund
                                    $1,375,750 awarded since 1993

ITVS press release, July 19 2006
ITVS Programs Garner Five Nominations for News and Documentary Emmy Awards
The Self-Made Man – a film by Susan Stern and Bernal Beach Films, a Creative Work Fund grantee – is
nominated for two Emmy Awards

                                    Headlands Center for the Arts
                            $60,000 awarded in 2003 for the Bridge Project

Marin Magazine, September 2006
Community for Art Expression
Profiles Headlands Center for the Arts

                                        Royal Court Theatre
                             $50,000 awarded in 2005 for Sugar Mummies

The Independent (London), August 11, 2006
First Night: Sugar Mummies, Royal Court, London – Post-colonial angst relieved by raunchy laughs
Review of Sugar Mummies

The Guardian (London), August 14, 2006
Sugar Mummies – 2 stars Royal Court, London

                                Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA)
            A three-year grant of $150,000 awarded in 2005 for the Performing Arts Program

San Francisco Chronicle, August 19, 2006
Super Vision scores an all-too-familiar point
Review of Super Vision, a YBCA multimedia performing arts production


                                            Human Rights
                                 ACLU Foundation of Northern California
  $50,000 awarded in 2002 for the Every Student, Every School Project, a comprehensive approach to
 battling the harassment and discrimination that lgbt students and teachers endure in schools. It is a joint
                     project with the ACLU’s national Lesbian & Gay Rights Project.

ACLU press release, June 29, 2006
Arkansas Supreme Court Unanimously Overturns Ban on Foster Parenting by Gay People

                                    California Clean Money Campaign
                                         $50,000 awarded in 2005

                                          Public Campaign
    $200,000 awarded since 2002, including a three-year grant of $150,000 in 2005 for the California
                                         Expansion Project

Lake Research Partners memorandum, June 20, 2006
Recent National Survey on Campaign Finance Reform
Report shows that a significant majority of voters support public finance of elections

San Francisco Chronicle, August 4, 2006
Angelides puts money on public election finance – Support could rile candidate's major union
contributors
Democratic candidate for Governor Phil Angelides announces support for full public finance of elections
in California

                                  California Safe Schools Coalition
                   $200,000 awarded since 2002, including $100,000 awarded in 2005

                            Gender Public Advocacy Coalition (GenderPAC)
                                     $50,000 awarded since 2002

                                    Women’s Educational Media
         $323,000 awarded since 1992, including $40,000 in 2005 for its Respect For All Project
San Francisco Chronicle, August 27, 2006
When is it OK for boys to be girls, and girls to be boys?...
Features the California Safe Schools Coalition’s work to end discrimination in schools; highlights Gender
PAC’s work to connect parents and teachers of gender-variant children; mentions executive director
Debra Chasnoff of Women’s Educational Media and its work to produce Straight Laced, a new film
examining gender roles, as part of the Respect For All Series

                                    California Voter Foundation
    $125,000 awarded since 1995, including $50,000 in 2005 for the California Election Verification
                                              Program

San Francisco Chronicle, June 19, 2006
Touch-screen voting's steep learning curve – Rollout in 21 counties brings glitches
Electronic voting in California is flawed; quotes Kim Alexander, president of the California Voter
Foundation

                                    Civil Marriage Collaborative
             $500,000 awarded since 2004, including a two-year grant of $250,000 in 2005

                              Lamda Legal Defense and Education Fund
                            A three-year grant of $120,000 awarded in 2000

The New York Times, July 7, 2006
N.Y. ruling chills same-sex union backers in U.S.
Negative ruling by the New York Court of Appeals; features Lamda Legal Defense and Education Fund,
a Civil Marriage Collaborative and Columbia Foundation grantee

                                           Freedom to Marry
                             A five-year grant of $500,000 awarded in 2002

Advocate.com, July 10, 2006
The freedom to marry: Keep dancing
Article written by Evan Wolfson criticizing New York’s high court ruling and offering a path to fight
marriage discrimination

Los Angeles Times, July 26, 2006
Gays Engaged in a Battle for Hearts, Minds
Quotes Evan Wolfson, executive director of Freedom to Marry

The Christian Science Monitor, July 28, 2006
For gay-marriage backers, rulings portend long road
Quotes Evan Wolfson, executive director of Freedom to Marry

                                              Nextcourse
                                      $125,000 awarded since 2005

San Francisco Bay Guardian
Eat your politics – Local culinary sage Larry Bain’s Nextcourse bridges the food divide and brings good
eats to the masses
Interview with Larry Bain, executive director of Nextcourse; mentions Columbia Foundation
                                          People’s Grocery
                        $150,000 awarded since 2003, including $50,000 in 2005

East Bay Daily News, June 21, 2006
Hunger problem examined in report
Article about the comprehensive urban food policy report in Oakland cites the work of People’s Grocery

                               Sustainable Agriculture Education (SAGE)
                                     $120,000 awarded since 2002

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission press release, July 26, 2006
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission and Sustainable Agriculture Education Launch the Sunol
Water Temple Agricultural Park

San Francisco Chronicle, July 27, 2006
Farming for food, education
SAGE starts a farm on a piece of city-owned watershed land in Alameda County with People’s Grocery
as one of the tenants


                         Sustainable Communities and Economies
                               AnewAmerica Community Corporation
    $50,000 awarded in 2004 for the Green Banana Project: Creating Sustainable Economies in New
                                       American Communities

East Bay Business Times, May 12, 2006
Kamena is on board – A new initiative
Describes the successful job development programs of AnewAmerica

                                  California Academy of Sciences
              $128,000 awarded in 2003 for Earth-Friendly Food Service at the Academy

San Francisco Chronicle, July 2, 2006
Today’s Special: Museum Food
Grow Café at the California Academy of Sciences is a model café for sustainability

                            California Institute for Rural Studies (CIRS)
 $150,000 awarded since 2004, including a two-year grant of $100,000 in 2006 and $50,000 in 2004 for
           the Social Equity in Sustainable Agriculture: In Search of the Third “E” report

Alternet.org, July 12, 2006
Bringing a Living Wage to the Farm
Farms need to pay workers a living wage

Grist Magazine, August 2, 2006
Us vs. Stem – Workers on organic farms are treated as poorly as their conventional counterparts
Cites CIRS social equity report; features Jim Cochran, ROC Council member, and Swanton Berry Farm;
quotes Ronnie Cummins, executive director of the Organic Consumers Association
                                Californians for GE-Free Agriculture
$175,000 awarded since 2003, including $50,000 in 2006 for the California Alliance on Biotechnology in
                                             Agriculture

Capital Press (Sacramento), July 7, 2006
Bill would prevent counties from regulating GMOs
Examines California Senate Bill 1056; quotes Becky Tarbotton from Californians for GE-Free
Agriculture

                                       Center for Food Safety
   $190,000 since 2003, including $50,000 in 2006 for the California Food and Agriculture Initiative

Center for Food Safety press release, June 7, 2006
Politics, Not Science, Informed Policy that Leaves Engineered Foods Untested and Unlabeled
The Center for Food Safety files suit against the FDA for its failure to adopt safety requirements for GE
foods before they go on the market

Reuters, June 7, 2006
Consumer group sues FDA over biotech foods
Describes The Center for Food Safety suit

San Francisco Chronicle, August 15, 2006
Daily Digest – Hawaii judge rules ‘biopharming’ illegal
The Center for Food Safety wins another suit against the USDA in Hawaii for its violation of the
Endangered Species Act and the National Environmental Policy Act

Honolulu Advertiser, August 15, 2006
Ruling a slight setback for ‘biopharm’ growers

The Washington Post, August 16, 2006
Gene-Altered Crops Denounced – Environmental Groups Seek Moratorium on Open-Air Tests

Good Morning America segment transcript, August 21, 2006
Secrets in your food
Transcript of a news segment on Good Morning America about GE food featuring Andrew Kimbrell,
executive director of The Center for Food Safety; the transcript is introduced by Andrew Kimbrell’s letter
to Columbia Foundation

San Francisco Chronicle, August 25, 2006
A vote for state control over engineered crops
Quotes Rebecca Spector from The Center for Food Safety

                                     Chez Panisse Foundation
 $85,000 awarded since 2002, including $50,000 in 2006 for the School Lunch Initiative and $35,000 in
                                   2002 for the Edible Schoolyard

San Francisco Chronicle, June 7, 2006
School lunch lightens up – Chef is changing the way Berkeley students eat, one salad bar at a time
Ann Cooper is transforming school lunch in Berkeley schools; she was hired by the Chez Panisse
Foundation with support from Columbia Foundation as nutrition services director of the Berkeley Unified
School District; also features the Edible Schoolyard and another Columbia Foundation grantee, the Center
for Ecoliteracy ($25,000 awarded in 2001 for the Food Systems Project)
Time Magazine, June 12, 2006
Retooling School Lunch
Examines the upgrade in lunch at Berkeley schools; quotes Ann Cooper and Alice Waters, president of
Chez Panisse; references the Edible Schoolyard

San Francisco Chronicle, August 6, 2006
An organic foods dilemma – They’re mass-produced by agribiz but better than eating poisons
Co-authored by Ann Cooper, director of nutrition services for the Berkeley Unified School District

The New Yorker, September 4, 2006
The Lunchroom Rebellion
Profiles Ann Cooper

The Nation, September 11, 2006
Slow Food Nation and One Thing to Do about Food: A Forum
Written by Alice Waters of Chez Panisse, Slow Food Nation introduces a forum of food experts who each
name one thing that could be done to fix the food system

The Nation, September 11, 2006
Doing Lunch
Interview with Ann Cooper, director of nutrition services for the Berkeley Unified School District

The Nation, September 11, 2006
Edible NOLA
Profiles Alice Waters’ Edible Schoolyard and a new satellite program at the Samuel J. Green Charter
School in New Orleans

                         Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF)
          $265,000 awarded since 1992, including $110,000 in 2006 for Buy Fresh, Buy Local

The New York Times, August 6, 2006
Old McDonald Had a Produce-Buying Co-op
A look at the success of CSAs; features Judith Redmond, president of Community Alliance with Family
Farms

San Francisco Chronicle, August 6, 2006
Chez Kaiser’s food revolution – Hospital experiment putting locally grown produce on patients’ plates
Kaiser Permanente transforms its food service using the Chez Panisse model for sustainability; quotes
Anya Fernald of the Community Alliance with Family Farmers. Columbia Foundation grantee Health
Care without Harm ($50,000 in 2005 for the California Healthy Food in Health Care Project) works with
Kaiser and CAFF

                                   Institute for Fisheries Resources
                        $50,000 awarded in 2006 for the Klamath Basin Coalition

San Francisco Chronicle, June 29, 2006
Fish Fight Turns Bitter – Demanding $81 million in aid for struggling fishermen, angry West Coast
lawmakers stage protest in House, and get $2 million – Federal Limits: Restrictions to protect Klamath
stocks are squeezing the industry
Quotes Zeke Grader, executive director of the Institute for Fisheries Resources

San Francisco Chronicle, August 4, 2006
Klamath River – Utility amenable to removing four dams

San Francisco Chronicle, August 11, 2006
It takes an ecosystem
The development of substantial marine reserves on the California coast faces obstacles

                            International Society for Ecology and Culture
 $85,000 awarded since 2002, including $35,000 in 2004 for completion and dissemination to California
          food system advocates of Ripe for Change: Rethinking California's Food Economy

Mother Jones Magazine, May/June 2006
No Bar Code
Ripe for Change, an ISEC-sponsored report released in May 2004 funded by Columbia Foundation is
cited in this article by Michael Pollan for information on the irrational and redundant import and export of
produce to and from California.

                                            Marin Organic
              $145,000 awarded since 2003, including a three-year grant of $75,000 in 2005

San Francisco Chronicle, August 28, 2006
Obesity war’s latest battlefront: the school cafeteria – School Nutrition is activists’ passion – How four
dedicated people work to help Bay Area students eat right
A school lunch revolution in the Bay Area; Marin Organic donates food to Marin schools.The article also
features the Chez Panisse Foundation and the Edible Schoolyard.

                                  North Coast Regional Land Trust
 $310,000 awarded since 1997, including a two-year grant of $100,000 in 2006 for Sustaining Regional
                      Agriculture, Natural Diversity, and Healthy Communities

The Eureka Reporter, July 19, 2006
Conservation easements protect ecological, economic future of the North Coast
Outlines the work of North Coast Regional Land Trust

                                     Organic Consumers Association
                                        $50,000 awarded in 2005

                                  Organic Farming Research Foundation
                                      $250,000 awarded since 1990

The Nation, September 11, 2006
Mean or Green?
Looks at organic farming and what it means for Wal-Mart to enter the arena; features the Organic
Consumers Association and quotes Bob Scowcroft, executive director of the Organic Farming Research
Foundation

Alaska Airlines Magazine, August 2006
Growing Success
Organic food is no longer just a niche market; quotes Bob Scowcroft, executive director of the Organic
Farming Research Foundation

                         Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA)
   $614,500 awarded since 1986, including $530,000 since 1997 for Californians for Pesticide Reform
                                               (CPR)

San Francisco Chronicle, August 4, 2006
New pesticide limits proposed – Thousands of applications could be banned
The EPA is recommending new restrictions on uses of pesticides; features PANNA and CPR scientist
Margaret Reeves asserts that the EPA has not gone far enough, ignoring the effect of agricultural
pesticides in residential settings and inadequately measuring the effects on brain development

                                  Roots of Change Fund (ROC Fund)
                            A three-year grant of $600,000 awarded in 2002

California Farmer, June 2006
Resource Unity
Successful collaboration between farmers and environmentalists is growing; features the California
Roundtable on Agriculture and Environment (CRAE), headed by the Natural Resources Defense Council
Sustainable Project Director Jonathan Kaplan, one of two projects currently supported by the ROC Fund

California Farmer, June 2006
Common Ground
Looks at the work CRAE and the alliance’s attempt to solve complex agricultural issues; features a blurb
about Ag Futures Alliance, the second project currently supported by the ROC Fund

California Farmer, June 2006
Ag and enviros meet in the middle
Features CRAE

San Francisco Chronicle, August 13, 2006
Protecting the truth about grass-fed meats
Op-ed by Michael Dimock, executive director the ROC Fund and the former director and founder of AG
Innovations Network

The Nation, September 11, 2006
Hard Labor
Farm labor in California; Quotes Martha Guzman and Jim Cochran, ROC Council members and features
the Organic Consumers Association and UC SAREP


                                                Other
                           National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy
                        $2,500 awarded in 2005 for general membership support

The Washington Post, July 21, 2006
HHS Secretary’s Fund Gave Little to Charity
Quotes Rick Cohen, executive director of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy
                                       Program Advisors
                                           Ignacio Chapela

The New York Times, June 6, 2006
Biotech Food Tears Rifts in Europe
Several European Union nations have banned GE crops; genetic contamination and mixing are cited as
factors, which confirm Ignacio Chapela’s research

The New York Times, June 6, 2006
Questions on Biotech Crops with No Clear Answers
Report confirms Ignacio Chapela’s research that GE corn has consequences for native maize and
biodiversity in Mexico

                                          Claire Cummings

Worldwatch Institute, July/August 2006
Essay – Ripe for Change: Agriculture’s Tipping Point

				
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