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Nonprofit Displacement: Solutions for Permanent and Affordable Spaces

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02/2017
Displacement threats to arts and cultural organizations are an increasingly urgent problem in cities and communities across the country. Fellow funders, city governments and nonprofits are searching for solutions to help protect our most valued arts and cultural assets. Today, the Kenneth Rainin Foundation has launched a new online resource to showcase an innovative solution that can help secure permanent, affordable spaces for arts nonprofits.
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Resources from Moving Black-Led Organizations from Crisis to Change: Solutions for Sustainability

Publication date: 
11/2016
A report issued last year by the Bay Area Black United Fund - Black-Led Organizations (BLOs) in the Bay Area: From Crisis to Change - noted that BLO’s which are lifelines to low-income Black communities are especially vulnerable due to a cumulative lack of resources to support growth, best-in-class systems, training and leadership development. Connections to mentors, coaches, experienced consultants, and other resources to assist with succession planning, board recruitment and the implementation of earned income strategies have been identified as keys to improving the sustainability of Black-...
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The Giving Code: Silicon Valley Nonprofits and Philanthropy

Publication date: 
10/2016
Why are Silicon Valley community-based organizations struggling to meet demand in one of the wealthiest and most sophisticated regions in the world? Why aren’t more Silicon Valley philanthropists directing their dollars toward local organizations and issues—in addition to national or global causes—and why hasn’t more entrepreneurial ingenuity been harnessed to solve local problems? What is the cause of these disconnects, and how might we help bring these two groups together in service of shared community?
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Resources from The Dramatic Discovery of Solano County: How One Bay Area County Fell Off the Funder Map and What We Can Do About It!

Publication date: 
09/2016
Rewind Back to 2006 . A report from the Irvine Foundation on Foundation Giving in California found that Solano County received substantially fewer foundation dollars compared to eight other Bay Area counties. Fast Forward to 2016 . Ten years later and according to a recent study , Solano County continues to receive the least amount of dollars per capita despite having the highest percentage of families living in poverty. The study points out that between 2006 and 2012, almost half of the grant dollars invested in the Bay Area went to San Francisco‐based...
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Resources from BAHFG February 2016 Meeting

Publication date: 
02/2016
On February 29, 2016, Dr. Tomas Aragon, presented The Roots of Health Inequities: A Population Health Life Course Approach to the Bay Area Health Funders Group. During the meeting, the network also elected Jim Hickman, CEO of Better Health East Bay as the new Co-Chair of the network and engaged in lively discussion to design its 2016 strategy. The following are the resources from this meeting:
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Foundation Maps | California

Publication date: 
09/2015
Welcome to the Northern California Grantmakers Map This map is provided to you as part of the campaign to “Get on the Map” which is a national partnership between Northern California Grantmakers, Southern California Grantmakers, San Diego Grantmakers, Candid and the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers. Foundation Maps: California is an interactive map showing more than 80,000 grants by over a hundred California foundations, who electronically share their grantmaking data through Candid's Electronic Reporting program. The first of its kind, this map provides a...
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Resources from BAHFG Program: ACA and the Intersectionality of Health and Workforce

Publication date: 
09/2015
On September 25, 2015 members of the Bay Area Health Funders Group and professionals in the Workforce and Education field, gathered to explore the implications of the ACA on the health workfoce, local community entities, and educational and health institutions. The following are the resources from the program: Health Care Transformation and Workforce Development: Emerging Opportunities Presentation by Kevin Barnett Co-Director, California Health Workforce Alliance (CHWA) Local Initiatives in Response to ACA/ EMS Corps Presentation by Alex Briscoe Agency...

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