•on September 9th, 2016
Happy Anniversary, Charitable Giving
By Thomas Peters Ph.D.
Given the tumultuous times, an upcoming 100th anniversary is unlikely to get much general public notice. But here in the world of philanthropy, we’ll definitely be toasting the occasion.
In just a few months, one of the oldest ‘preferences’ in the U.S. tax code, the “charitable deduction,” will have been in effect for fully 100 years.
As Congress’s earliest public policy statement regarding philanthropy, the charitable deduction has played an influential role over the past century. It certainly deserves a moment of celebration.
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General, News, Stories
•on August 12th, 2015
The Kansas Association of Community Foundations encourages everyone to take advantage of this opportunity to hear national and regional experts at a conference that is tailored to the needs of smaller rural and growing urban foundations. By attending this conference, you are making an investment in your organization’s future and your own professional development. For more information, click here (pdf)
News, Stories, Uncategorized
•on July 22nd, 2015
Paths to Equity: Innovative Philanthropy for Women and Girls
October 7-9, 2015 in San Francisco (For more information go to : www.womensfundingnetwork.org )
•on May 4th, 2015
PROGRAM TO CREATE NEW CITIZENS PROMPTS INVITE FROM PRESIDENT
Napa Valley Community Foundation staff will meet with Administration officials to talk about citizenship, celebrate Cinco de Mayo with the President during three-day trip to Washington, DC (PDF)
•on April 13th, 2015
Community Foundation CEO named one of Top 50 Women in Business
Heidi H. McPherson is a 2015 honoree
SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County (CFSLOCO) is pleased to announce that Chief Executive Officer Heidi H. McPherson has been named one of the Top 50 Women in Business in the tri-counties of San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura by the Pacific Coast Business Times. (PDF)
•on April 10th, 2015
NATIONWIDE COALITION OF COMMUNITY FOUNDATIONS URGES ACTION TO FIGHT PAYDAY LENDING ABUSES Fifty-seven nonprofit community foundations advocate with federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau MOUNTAIN VIEW — Marking the first time a group of community foundations has joined together to advocate for a national public policy issue, 57 of the nonprofit organizations have signed a letter urging the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to adopt rules to curb payday lending practices that routinely draw consumers into long-lasting debt. (PDF)
News, Stories, Uncategorized
•on April 7th, 2015
March 31, 2015 (Aptos) – Community Foundation Santa Cruz County has made a $350,000 charitable investment loan to Opportunity Fund to support the development of new small business opportunities in the county.
The loan to Opportunity Fund provides capital for microloans to nonprofit and for-profit entrepreneurs in Santa Cruz County. The loan carries a 3% annual rate of interest, due to be repaid in full by 2020. (PDF)
•on March 27th, 2015
Kern Community Foundation Announces Kristen Barnes as New President and CEO
Bakersfield, Calif., March 25, 2015 – The Board of Directors of Kern Community Foundation (“Community Foundation”) announced today that Kristen Barnes has been named President and CEO. Barnes, who will begin her tenure on April 6, succeeds Jeff Pickering who is leaving to become CEO of the Indian River Community Foundation in Vero Beach, Florida. (See full press release)
•on February 26th, 2015
PASADENA CHILD HEALTH FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES A NEW RELATIONSHIP WITH PASADENA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION AND 2014 GRANTEES
The Pasadena Child Health Foundation (PCHF) is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Pasadena Community Foundation (PCF), which took effect January 1, 2015. PCHF and PCF share a commitment to serving the local communities of Pasadena, Altadena, and Sierra Madre through grants to non-profit agencies. This arrangement will strengthen PCHF by enabling the foundation to better collaborate with other philanthropists in the area, which will in turn allow us to better serve nonprofits making positive contributions to the health of children. (PDF)