Community Foundation Stories

Momentum building, HOPE SF updates

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Right now is a very exciting time for HOPE SF. With one year of on-the-ground work in Hunters View completed, we are pleased to share this update on impact, successes, and strategies moving forward. – See more

The Voices of HOPE SF Youth

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Last month, I joined with our HOPE SF cohort to hear the results of our latest assessment, focusing on the experience of youth living in HOPE SF sites. Working with San Francisco State’s Health Equity Institute’s public health graduate students, and with the Youth Leadership Institute (YLI) for seven months, ten young people who live in four [...]

The San Francisco Foundation, Enterprise Community Partners

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Led by The San Francisco Foundation, Enterprise Community Partners, and the City and County of San Francisco, the partnership for HOPE SF is a public-private partnership that takes an integrated approach to address generational poverty that has yet to be broken in the most distressed public housing in the Bayview, Potrero Hill, and Visitacion Valley [...]

The San Francisco Foundation -Opportunity Fund

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Onigilly—a local Japanese food business—opened its second location at Four Embarcadero. With some help from La Cocina and Opportunity Fund—both organizations supported by The San Francisco Foundation – See more

San Francisco Foundation Successful Partnership Leverages $2.1M for Bay Area Projects

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We are pleased to announce that The San Francisco Foundation is continuing and expanding our longstanding partnership with The Calvert Foundation through our Program-Related Investment Fund. Our new $350,000 investment will be leveraged six times, supporting $2.1 million in lending to Bay Area projects. – See more

Avid about AVID Student credits success to Destino grantee

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As freshman Giovanni Rosales walks across the campus of California State University, Northridge, he observes two types of students. “I can actually see the difference between an AVID student and a regular student because you see their motivation and determination to be successful,” he said. Moorpark Unified School District’s AVID program, or Advancement Via Individual [...]

Educational Kinesiology Foundation, Kari Coady Board Leadership Story

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Kari Coady’s journey to leadership – As executive director of the nonprofit Educational Kinesiology Foundation, Kari Coady understands the important role movement plays in transforming lives and fostering the ability to thrive amid life’s changes. Several years ago, Kari was named executive director of the Ventura organization with a board of directors spread out across [...]

Gift of Mobility Van / Community Foundation for San Benito County

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Amy Miller is a very happy 14-year old girl riding in her new mobility van.  The purchase of the van was made possible through the Martin Rajkovich Children’s Fund, a fund of the Community Foundation for San Benito County dedicated to improving the quality of life for special needs children living in San Benito County. [...]

Youth Give Away $20,000 / The Community Foundation Serving Riverside & San Bernardino Counties

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Isaac Morales believes youth today are more involved in their communities than ever before. “They don’t just voice themselves anymore, they take action.”  Isaac  is one of 29  high school students who participate in The Community Foundation Serving Riverside & San Bernardino’s Youth Grantmakers Committee. The program, launched in 2008, involves them in funding grants for [...]

Supporting Trade Tech High / The San Diego Foundation (TSDF)

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The H.G. Fenton Fund was established with The San Diego Foundation in 2001 in part to support the education and technical training of young people entering the building and construction industries. In late 2010, a check for $60,000 was presented to North County Trade Tech High to sponsor employment of a Trade Instructor. The school [...]