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Community Foundation CEO named one of Top 50 Women in Business

News, Storieson April 13th, 2015No Comments Leave a comment

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)

NATIONWIDE COALITION OF COMMUNITY FOUNDATIONS URGES ACTION TO FIGHT PAYDAY LENDING ABUSES

News, Storieson April 10th, 2015No Comments Leave a comment

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)

Letter Regarding Payday Lending Regulations

News, Stories, Uncategorizedon April 10th, 2015No Comments Leave a comment

Dear Director Cordray:

See full letter:

http://lccf.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/cordray-letter-updated-04-06-15-sent-on-04-03-15.pdf

 

Opportunity Fund Loan by Community Foundation Santa Cruz County

News, Stories, Uncategorizedon April 7th, 2015No Comments Leave a comment

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)

 

 

Kern Community Foundation Announces Kristen Barnes as New President and CEO

News, Storieson March 27th, 2015No Comments Leave a comment

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)

 

PCF Announces Relationship with Pasadena Child Health Foundation

News, Storieson February 26th, 2015No Comments Leave a comment

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)

Impact Investing by Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation Serves as National Model for Community Foundations Across the Country

News, Stories, Uncategorizedon January 30th, 2015No Comments Leave a comment

Impact Investing by Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation Serves as National Model for Community Foundations Across the Country

 ~Creative Investment Strategy Brings Results for Families in Need in North Lake Tahoe; Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation Stimulates Social Change Through Innovative Leadership~

 (North Lake Tahoe, Calif.,) – Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation (TTCF) based in Truckee, Calif., recently launched an unprecedented new model for serving the community’s needy and leveraged their $20 million in assets and invested in transforming a blighted 1950s Kings Beach motel into an integrated critical services center.

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Kern Community Foundation’s president accepts position in Florida

News, Stories, Uncategorizedon January 29th, 2015No Comments Leave a comment

Bakersfield, Calif., January 23, 2015 – The Board of Directors of Kern Community Foundation announced today that Jeffrey R. Pickering has resigned as president and CEO after five years of leading the organization. Pickering is leaving at the end of May to become CEO of the Indian River Community Foundation in Vero Beach, Florida, and to be closer to his family in Central Florida.

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Solano Community Foundation Appoints Connie Harris as CEO

News, Storieson December 29th, 2014No Comments Leave a comment

Solano Community Foundation Appoints New CEO.

Read announcement here (PDF)

White House Convening on Community Foundations: Vital Leadership for America’s Future.

News, Storieson December 10th, 2014No Comments Leave a comment


President’s Message for 100th CF Anniversary (PDF)
Opening remarks from Emmett Carson, CEO of Silicon Valley Community
Foundation at the White House (PDF)
White House Events Agenda (PDF)
Closing remarks by Josie Heath, President of the Community Foundation serving Boulder County at the White House (PDF)