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Kern Community Foundation Announces Kristen Barnes as New President and CEO

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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 […]

PCF Announces Relationship with Pasadena Child Health Foundation

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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, […]

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

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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 […]

Kern Community Foundation’s president accepts position in Florida

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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 […]

Solano Community Foundation Appoints Connie Harris as CEO

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Solano Community Foundation Appoints New CEO. Read announcement here (PDF)

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

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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)

The White House Celebrating 100 Years of Community Foundations

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LCCF Members from left to right: John Kobara, California Community Foundation; Dan Baldwin, Community Foundation for Monterey County; Lance Linares, Community Foundation Santa Cruz County; Veronica Blake, Placer Community Foundation; Hugh Ralston, Fresno Regional Foundation; James Head, East Bay Community Foundation. Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation Blog Posted by Jonathan Greenblatt on December 2, 2014 […]

THE STATE OF DONATIONS: INDIVIDUAL CHARITABLE GIVING IN LOS ANGELES The 2014 State of the Nonprofit Sector in Los Angeles Report

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Paul Ong, Silvia Jimenez, Bill Parent, Elena Ong Los Angeles County residents donate about $6 billion annually to charities and other nonprofit institutions. While this is an impressive figure, it represents only a fraction of total spending on human services, education, health, and arts and culture in the County.  It is roughly equal to not only […]

Santa Barbara Foundation Makes Investments Totaling More Than $7.8 Million Throughout the County

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The Santa Barbara Foundation and its donor investors continue their commitment to the well-being and vibrancy of Santa Barbara County as reflected in grantmaking since April. Focused on having a high impact on critical community issues, the foundation has distributed more than $7.8 million through its discretionary and donor funds. (Read more here)

Kern Community Foundation 15 Year Anniversary.

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Growing Community. Growing Philanthropy. Fifteen years. 18 million dollars in assets. Thirteen million dollars in grants. See how our mission of growing community and growing philanthropy has impacted local nonprofits.  (Watch Video)