Stories

Foundation

The Foundation’s Vision (video)

The Foundation’s Vision (video)

Stephen D. Bechtel, Jr., Board Chair, and Lauren B. Dachs, President, share the Foundation’s vision to build a productive, vibrant, and sustainable California.

Education, STEM

Grantee Story: Education Outside (video)

Grantee Story: Education Outside (video)

Education Outside’s innovative programming provides opportunities for students to interact with nature, bringing learning to life in outdoor classrooms.

Education, Character

Grantee Story: California Bar Foundation (video)

Grantee Story: California Bar Foundation (video)

The California Bar Foundation seeks to improve K–12 civic learning and engagement opportunities by convening a task force of California education leaders to champion policy and practice recommendations, and recognizing exemplary school program models statewide with civic learning awards.

Character

Grantee Story: Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve (video)

Grantee Story: Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve (video)

The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve is an outdoor adventure base that offers numerous opportunities for youth to engage with the natural environment, while developing character and leadership.

Character

Grantee Story: Mission Science Workshop (video)

Grantee Story: Mission Science Workshop (video)

The staff at Mission Science Workshop (part of the Community Science Workshop Network) believe that exposure to experiential, engaging science learning can enrich youth, encourage discovery, and provide new life chances.

Land

Conserving California’s Parks

Conserving California’s Parks

California’s 280 state parks provide irreplaceable environmental, economic, and social benefits. Protecting these benefits over the long term is vital.