The Community Foundation of Mendocino County announces the selection of Megan Barber Allende as its next President/CEO.

Newson October 11th, 2016No Comments • Leave a comment

Please click here to read the press release from The Community Foundation of Mendocino County (PDF)

The East Bay Community Foundation hires new V.P. of Community Investment & Partnership

Newson September 21st, 2016No Comments • Leave a comment

THE EAST BAY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION NAMES VIVIAN CHANG AS VICE PRESIDENT OF COMMUNITY INVESTMENT AND PARTNERSHIP (click here for announcement)

A Century of Giving

News, Storieson September 9th, 2016No Comments • Leave a comment

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.

Here’s why.

(Click here for weblink)  (Click here to download PDF) (Click here to download memo)

CA Policy Forum Webinar – From Marijuana to the Death Penalty: What Nonprofits & Philanthropy Need to Know About California’s Ballot Propositions

Newson September 8th, 2016No Comments • Leave a comment

california-policy-forum-logo-2016-08-17

From Marijuana to the Death Penalty: What Nonprofits & Philanthropy Need to Know About California’s Ballot Propositions

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 – 10:30am to 11:30am
California Association of Nonprofits, California Philanthropy (Northern California Grantmakers, San Diego Grantmakers, and Southern California Grantmakers), and League of California Community Foundations
About this event

With 17 State propositions to vote on this November, the idea of studying them all is pretty daunting. So instead, you can listen to some of the smartest nonprofit policy folks in the state discuss the ones most relevant to nonprofits. If you’re only going to be part of one discussion this year on ballot propositions, this is the one to do.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER

 

The Community Foundation commits $100,000 to Blue Cut Fire Relief Fund

Newson August 19th, 2016No Comments • Leave a comment

Blue Cut Fire Relief Fund launched with $100,000 Initial Contribution

Rancho Cucamonga, CA Inland Empire United Way has established a Fire Relief Fund in collaboration with other community and nonprofit partners for the collection of financial donations to help residents impacted by the Blue Cut Fire.

The Community Foundation – which serves San Bernardino and Riverside Counties – has committed the first $100,000 to the fund and encourages others to join in their concern for those whose lives have been affected by this disaster.

(Read more by clicking here)

 

CALIFORNIA POLICY FORUM WEBINAR: DROUGHT, WATER, AND THE ECONOMY: WHAT WE ALL NEED TO KNOW

Communications, News, Webinarson August 19th, 2016No Comments • Leave a comment

California Policy Forum Logo 2016.08.17

CALIFORNIA POLICY FORUM WEBINAR: DROUGHT, WATER, AND THE ECONOMY: WHAT WE ALL NEED TO KNOW

August 10, 2016

Link to webinar recording: http://bit.ly/CAPolicyDrought

Please email Sirena if you would like the PowerPoint slides

 

Central Valley Community Foundation hires new CEO

Newson August 15th, 2016No Comments • Leave a comment

Central Valley Community Foundation hires Ashley Swearengin as CEO

(Click here to read more)

Rural Impact Investing Summit August 18 -19

Newson August 8th, 2016No Comments • Leave a comment

Humboldt Area Foundation, will be presenting a seminar on rural impact investing.  The event is part of a larger series of community development events taking place in Fresno on August 18 – 19, including a rural affordable housing summit and listening session on the California Fresh Works Fund that lends for healthy food and ag systems.  (Click here for more information)

President’s Blog – Community Foundations Leading Change

Newson August 1st, 2016No Comments • Leave a comment

President’s Blog – Community Foundations Leading Change

President’s Blog – Community Foundations Leading Change

By Dan Baldwin, President & CEO, Community Foundation for Monterey County
Chair, League of California Community Foundation

CFMC Soberanes Fire Fund

Newson August 1st, 2016No Comments • Leave a comment

The Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) has created the Soberanes Fire Fund to assist the affected community in recovery efforts from the #SoberanesFire which began July 22, 2016. Donations to this fund will provide support in the aftermath of the fire. Grants from the fund will be distributed to nonprofit agencies and organizations directly assisting individuals to meet needs as they arise. We are working in close partnership with the Coast Property Owners Association to deploy resources where they are most needed.

The CFMC has waived all administrative fees so 100% of donations will be used for grantmaking. The funds will be used to make grants to agencies providing emergency assistance, health and human services, short term housing/rental assistance, reimbursement of equipment and supplies, and other immediate relief or long-term recovery support for the affected residents. The fund is a trusted repository for philanthropic assets to be directed specifically for this purpose. (Click here to read more at www.cfmco.org)