It takes a leadership gift from a dedicated supporter to bring the vision to life. In Planned Parenthood’s 100-year anniversary on October 16, 2016, we entered the beginning phase of an ambitious, five-year “Second Century” campaign at
Planned Parenthood Northern California.
The Hellman Foundation was our first supporter.
From the beginning, we reached out to trusted individuals and philanthropic institutions with a deep understanding of the community needs, and how Planned Parenthood Northern California will address them. They helped us refine and iterate our ideas, and connect with new partners—transforming our
work. In the face of the most ardent attacks this organization has ever seen, family foundations in Northern California distinguished themselves as champions of our mission.
The two million dollar leadership gift from The Hellman Foundation has been key to our initial success. This lead gift allowed us to secure an additional three million dollars in cash for the first year of our Second Century campaign, with an additional two million dollars in pledges. Thanks to this family foundation’s bold
action as a principal investor in our campaign, other philanthropists are willing to do the same. Together and through our work—they will change hundreds of thousands of lives for years to come.