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David and Lucille Packard Foundation

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David and Lucille Packard Foundation

We are a family foundation guided by the enduring business philosophy and personal values of Lucile and David, whose innovative approach to management helped transform a small electronics shop in their garage into one of the world’s leading technology companies. Their approach to business and community participation guides our philanthropy: We invest in leaders and institutions, collaborate with them to identify the most effective solutions, and give them freedom and support to best reach their goals. The values of the Foundation reflect the personal values of Lucile—who spent her life as a volunteer in the community, often on efforts aimed at improving the lives of children—and David—who believed in the power of science to improve the human condition and restore the health of the planet. Today, their children and grandchildren continue to help guide the foundation. We work on the issues our 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.