Giant Steps seeks to create an impact across a range of environmental issues to help reduce and minimize impact on our planet, while providing environmental educational and awareness opportunities. Below, you can read about the impact just a few of our grantees have had in their respective programs.
The Giant Steps Foundation works with those it supports to help minimize their impact on our fragile earth. By offering greening grants for special events, the foundation helps organizations offer their members and constituents organic menus, including organic meat, poultry, and dairy products that are not only healthier but more humane. Additionally, greening grants enable the use of recycled paper and plant-based inks as well as the purchase of carbon-offsets to help achieve a climate-neutral event.Organizations which have made use of our greening grants display the green leaf symbol.
Jane Goodall Institute
Founded by renowned primatologist Jane Goodall, the Jane Goodall Institute is a global nonprofit that empowers people to make a difference for all living things. Our work builds on Dr. Goodall’s scientific work and her humanitarian vision. Learn more...
Peninsula Open Space Trust
(Palo Alto, CA)
POST’s mission is to preserve the beauty, character and diversity of the San Francisco Peninsula and Santa Cruz Mountain range. POST encourages the use of these lands for natural resource protection, wildlife habitat, low-intensity public recreation and agriculture for current and future generations. Since its inception in 1977, POST has saved 60,000 acres of coveted open space – grasslands, woodlands, beaches, bluffs – in one of the worlds most desirable and expensive real estate markets. Learn more...
Trips for Kids
(Mill Valley, CA)
Trips for Kids was formed in 1988 to give disadvantaged kids from the San Francisco Bay Area the opportunity to discover the joy of mountain biking and the beauty of open space. The organization has expanded over the years to include a national program that introduces mountain biking to disadvantaged kids across North America. Trips for Kids also has programs that incorporate environmental awareness into mountain biking activities as well as job-training workshops. Learn more...