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Women’s Funding Network – Registration Now Open for 30th Annual Conference

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Paths to Equity: Innovative Philanthropy for Women and Girls October 7-9, 2015 in San Francisco (For more information go to : www.womensfundingnetwork.org )  

PROGRAM TO CREATE NEW CITIZENS PROMPTS INVITE FROM PRESIDENT

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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)  

Community Foundation CEO named one of Top 50 Women in Business

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

Letter Regarding Payday Lending Regulations

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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

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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% […]

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 […]