University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Shalan Foundation Records, 1973-1992

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Shalan Foundation
Title: Shalan Foundation Records
Dates: 1973-1992
Abstract: The records of the Shalan Foundation include the official files of the San-Francisco-based grant-making foundation for economic justice, social change, and environmental organizations.
Accession No.: 94-092
Extent: 56 ft., 3 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Sketch

The Shalan Foundation, based in San Francisco, California, was founded in 1973 and closed in 1993. It provided grants to promote environmental balance and economic justice, sustainable development and democracy, participatory planning and healthy communities. Grants were made in the areas of economic planning, resource management, and citizen participation, with particular interest given to sustainable agriculture and forestry, and toxics reduction.

Scope and Contents

The Shalan Foundation Records, 1973-1992, include mission statements, policy documents, speeches, pamphlets, statistics, economic material, campaign material, revenue and expense statements, reports, clippings, and grant, administration, and financial files. The collection pertains to both the day-to-day functioning and administration of the Foundation, and to individual projects and grants undertaken by the Foundation. Items of note include materials pertaining to the California Project, 1982-1991, grants for the Pacific News Service, the Women’s Economic Agenda Project, the Seattle Workers Center, and the Environmental Health Coalition.


Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)
Shalan Foundation--Archives.
Nonprofit institutions in America
Grants-in-aid--California--San Francisco Bay Area
Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations--California
San Francisco (Calif.)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Shalan Foundation Records, 1973-1992, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project, 2009-2011.

Detailed Description of the Papers



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