Crescent Porter Hale Foundation Grant

Crescent Porter Hale Foundation

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Grant amount: Up to US $440,000

Next anticipated deadline: Jan 21, 2020 5:00pm PST

Later anticipated deadlines: May 20, 2020 5:00pm PDT, Aug 16, 2020 5:00pm PDT

Applicant type: Nonprofit Private Elementary / Secondary School

Funding uses: General Operating Expense, Education / Outreach, Project / Program, Capital Project

Location of project: Counties in California: Alameda County, Contra Costa County, Marin County, San Francisco County, San Mateo County

Location of residency: Counties in California: Alameda County, Contra Costa County, Marin County, San Francisco County, San Mateo County

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The Crescent Porter Hale Foundation was founded in 1961 with a focus on supporting non-profit organizations involved in religious, charitable, scientific, literacy, educational or community purposes in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Crescent Porter Hale, the seventh child of Titus Hale, was born in 1872. His father, Titus, was an original Forty-Niner, arriving in California from Missouri in 1849 in pursuit of gold. He was the President of The Society of California Pioneers from 1911-1913. Crescent Porter Hale, “Cress”, as he was known, followed in his father’s footsteps as a pioneer and explorer. A plaque dedicated to him at the time of his death in 1937 credits him with making the voyage for 50 years to the Nuskagak River in Bristol Bay, Alaska. Cress was one of the pioneers responsible for the development of the red salmon industry in Alaska.

Crescent Porter Hale Foundation Grant

The Crescent Porter Hale Foundation is a private family foundation which supports communities in the Bay Area through grants in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo communities.

The foundation accepts applications for general operating or program support in the following areas:

Community Services

  • Youth development programs for disadvantaged youth, with priority consideration for programs that focus on middle-school aged children.
  • Safety net services such as emergency shelter, food, transitional housing, and domestic violence crisis interventions.
  • Senior programs including food, nutrition, housing, mental health services, socialization programs, and wraparound support.

Arts & Music

Education in the fields of arts and music (only previous grantees may apply).


Catholic elementary, middle, and high schools, particularly tuition or scholarship programs (only previous grantees may apply).

Capital Requests

The foundation will consider capital requests at its December meeting from any previous grantee organization serving the above priority areas.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Organizations that work in and serve residents of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and/or San Mateo counties .
  • Public charities operating under an IRS 501(c)(3) status or fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)(3) organization .
  • Organizations that have an annual financial audit in accordance with approved accounting practices (or financial statements for the last completed fiscal year if audited financial statements are not available) .


  • Grant requests in the amount of $15,000 and above will be given priority consideration .


  • No gifts are made to individuals, events, or annual appeals.