Robert E. and Adele M. Boydston Charitable FoundationSupporting Education, Social Justice, the Arts and the Environment since 2003
10/10/17 All 2017 grants have been issued.
9/30/16 All 2016 grants have been issued.
9/23/15 All 2015 grants have been issued.
10/23/14 Adele Boydston, co-founder of the foundation, passed away on October 13th at the age of 92 due to complications of Alzheimer's Disease. She is missed. She had a wonderful full life. A celebration of life for both Robert and Adele will be Tuesday December 2nd, 7-9 pm at the Casa Grande in New Almaden. RSVP with Mark Boydston if you would like to attend.
Two new directors were added on August 4th, 2014. Anar Kotadia and Grace Brewer were appointed to the board of directors.
Robert Boydston passed away on June 24th, 2014 at age 89. He was the Founder, President and Treasurer of this organization. His extraordinary life may be remembered through this summary he put together in 2012: Our Life
On June 23rd, 2014 an emergency succession meeting of the directors was held. Robert Boydston resigned his duties as President and Treasurer. The board appointed Mark Boydston as President and Treasurer. The board also appointed Shiraz Kotadia as Vice President.
2017 grants have supported:
5th Avenue Theatre
American Heart Association
Breast Cancer Research Foundation
California State University, Chico
Center For Whale Research
Hands On Children's Museum
Humane Society of Silicon Valley
Illinois Institute of Technology
KNKX Public Radio
KQED Public Television
Providence St. Peter Hospital
San Jose Museum of Art
San Jose Stage Company
St. Jude Children's Research Hosp.
The Tech Museum of Innovation
Theatre Works of Silicon Valley
Thurston County Food Bank
University of Chicago
University of Puget Sound