Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics was founded in 1930 from a
grant made by the Bancitaly Corporation to the University of California
in tribute to its organizer and past president, Amadeo Peter Giannini of
San Francisco. Members of the Giannini Foundation are University of California
faculty and Cooperative Extension specialists in agricultural and resource
economics on the Berkeley, Davis and Riverside campuses. The broad mission
of the Foundation is to promote and support research and outreach activities
in agricultural economics and rural development relevant to California.