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The Claire Giannini Fund was created on the instructions of, and at the death of, Claire Giannini Hoffman.  She was the daughter of A. P. Giannini, the founder of the Bank of America, and shared his commitment to service.  The current trustees of the Fund were appointed by the Superior Court of San Mateo County in October 2011, on the petition of the California Attorney General, following the death in December 2010 of the previous sole trustee, Hilda Yao.  Ms. Yao and her late mother, Dorothy Yao, served for a number of years as trustees of the Fund.  Under their stewardship, the Fund made grants in three areas:  the health, education, and welfare of children under 18 years of age; services to people with vision or hearing impairments; and animal welfare.  The current trustees have chosen to focus the Fund’s grants on programs that serve youth under 18 and on early diagnosis, treatment, and intervention programs for youth with vision or hearing impairments.  The Fund no longer makes grants to animal welfare organizations.