The Gerlinger Award
The board of directors established the Gerlinger Award to honor the foundation’s founders, Georgiana Gerlinger Stevens and Jean Gerlinger Kirkwood, and to support the causes most important to them during their lives.
THE INTENT OF THE FUND IS TO DEEPEN LOCAL SUPPORT IN TWO AREAS:
Nonprofit organizations that provide tailored programming focused on addressing disparities in health outcomes for Black infants and their mothers
Nonprofit organizations that expand opportunities and engagement so that children are able to read proficiently by the end of third grade, which is an important predictor of high school graduation and career success
The Gerlinger Award is by invitation only. The board does not solicit applications for this fund.
Gerlinger Award Recipients
ALAMEDA HEALTH SYSTEM FOUNDATION
CONTRA COSTA COUNTY LIBRARY
OAKLAND LITERACY COALITION
General operating support to Oakland Literacy Coalition for early literacy efforts in Oakland and the east bay