Community Foundation Stories

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)

Silicon Valley Community Foundation Holiday Train

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Holiday Train Delivers Cheer from San Francisco to South Bay Decorated with thousands of lights, Caltrain Holiday Train, presented by Silicon Valley Community Foundation, will draw visitors to nine Caltrain stations on the evenings of Saturday, Dec. 6 and Sunday, Dec. 7. Kids (and grownups) can pose for pictures with Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and other [...]

Senate Resolution No.60

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Introduced by Senator Mitchell, Beall, Hancock, Hill and Jackson August 19, 2014 View (PDF Here)

Misplaced

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Why are students who succeed in algebra being left behind?  By Janet Rae Dupree From Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Spring 2014 View Article (PDF Here)

The San Diego Foundation and Climate Education Partners Provide Leadership on Regional Preparedness for Climate Change

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Picture your favorite childhood escape or a vacation destination you frequented with loved ones. Now, you are surprised by a child tugging at your sleeve asking, “What are you doing to address the impacts of climate change?” Most of us would never have imagined the tragedies that faced the country in the last decade — [...]

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