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The David and Lucile Packard Foundation


Last profile update: 01/23/2018
Last grant data update: 06/12/2018

At A Glance

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

343 Second St.

Los Altos, CA United States 94022-3632

Telephone: (650) 948-7658


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor






Incorporated in 1964 in CA - Founded by the late David and Lucile Packard, co-founders of Hewlett-Packard (HP). HP is a global corporation developing and manufacturing information technology such as data storage, networking hardware and a variety of other technological products. The Packards formalized their passion for philanthropy in 1964 when they established the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. They believed America to be the home of a unique type of organization—foundations—that constitute a great American tradition and complement government efforts to focus on society’s needs. Today, their children and grandchildren continue to help guide the Foundation’s work.

Purpose and Activities

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation is a family foundation. The foundation works on the issues its founders cared about most: improving the lives of children, enabling the creative pursuit of science, advancing reproductive health, and conserving and restoring the earth’s natural systems. The foundation invests in effective organizations and leaders, collaborates with them to identify strategic solutions, and supports them over time to reach its common goals.