A café in Potrero Hill, run entirely by formerly at-risk youth. In Berkeley, a congregation spiritual, resourceful, and uplifting. The Canal Welcome Center in Marin, a buzzing hub of energy and advocacy, built from the ground up in five years. These are a few of the dozens of projects the Koshland Civic Unity Awards Program cultivated over the last 30 years. Each illustrates the legacy and vision of Daniel E. Koshland, who believed that community leaders know best what it takes for their community to thrive. Through formal training, a networking structure with other community leaders, and a five-year, $300,000 funding commitment, the Koshland Program is a catalyst for sustainable, community-driven solutions to a neighborhood’s unique challenges.
This year we mark the 30th anniversary of the Koshland Program, and we continue the tradition of celebrating bold risk-takers dedicated to bringing a vision of better community to life.
IMPACT : Over the last 30 years, the Koshland Program has lifted up hundreds of grassroots leaders, creating sustainable, community-driven projects in 24 Bay Area neighborhoods.