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Resources from More Than Tech: A Workforce Approach Towards Inclusion for Young Adults

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04/2018
In our program on April 24th, The San Francisco Foundation shared the success of their program Bay Area Codes , an exciting multi-year cohort of eight tech-related organizations working to increase economic equity in the Bay Area region. These organizations seek to give low-income and youth of color access to an inclusive tech ecosystem, featuring culturally-competent computer science curriculums, mentorships, leadership development, and access to professional networks and job opportunities. This briefing showcased the development of the Bay Area Codes cohort, its progress to date, and an...
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Resources from The Long and the Short of It: A New Model to Strengthen the Region

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03/2018
In a March 15th program, we hosted a discussion with Resilient by Design Bay Area Challenge about the role the philanthropy community can play in strengthening our region’s resilience to the effects of climate change, while addressing urgent regional concerns related to displacement, income inequality and more.
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Resources from There’s a Hole in My Budget: What’s the Governor Covering and What’s Left Out?

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02/2018
With a new federal tax plan recently passed and budget cuts looming, the Governor and other state policymakers will face a tall task in order to fund the programs that provide the opportunities California values. To help finance tax reductions for corporations and the wealthiest Americans, Congress voted to make cuts totaling $5.8 trillion in key federal programs over the next ten years. We’ll also explore the implications of the Governor’s budget on Bay Area cities and counties. With our panel of experts, we’ll discuss how the Governor’s budget and federal policy choices will have an impact...
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Voter’s Choice Act: Big Changes Ahead for California Elections | 2/21/2018

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02/2018
Our featured speakers discussed the impetus for the new law, how it might affect underrepresented communities, and how election offices, community organizations, and others are working together to prepare voters for the change. They also discussed the funding landscape and opportunities to start planning for statewide rollout in 2020.
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Resources from Crashing the Barriers: Making Work Possible for Everyone

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01/2018
Despite the recovery of the American economy and national unemployment rates at their lowest levels in years, millions of people who are willing and able to work are excluded from that prosperity. To address the inefficiencies and challenges of entry into today’s workforce for young people and adults overcoming barriers like incarceration or homelessness, a unique partnership that was forged in Los Angeles is being replicated in the Bay Area. The Los Angeles Regional Initiative for Social Enterprise or LA: Rise bridges the gaps in service between local social enterprises,...
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Southern California Wildfires

Publication date: 
12/2017
Our Philanthropy California colleagues are responding as they can to the wildfires in Southern California. We are lending our expertise where it is needed. Wildfires in Ventura, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and Riverside Counties are forcing thousands of people from their homes and destroying millions of dollars in property. We will keep this page updated with information that could be helpful in responding appropriately to these disasters.
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Resources from Crack the Capacity Building Nut: Fresh Breakthroughs from Chicago

Publication date: 
11/2017
At this program, attendees participated in a lively discussion to find out why it’s been so hard to help grantees do their work better and what funders can do differently to get it right. Experts offered successful regional models, current trends, and best practices for funders, nonprofits, and consultants to successfully support nonprofit capacity in all aspects of their work. We dug deep into these learnings and explored our region’s needs, capacity, and how we can better support the nonprofit sector.
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Resources from An Honest Look at Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Are We Getting It Right?

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11/2017
Diversity makes us stronger. Large-scale movements including Black Lives Matter, Dreamers, Standing Rock and the 2016 presidential election are changing society and philanthropy along with it. Join fellow travelers for a deep dive into how they’re managing change and moving toward their values. The Peninsula Philanthropy Network is bringing together foundations from across the spectrum to reflect on changes they’re making to the way they do business and new types of partnerships they’re forging. Changes include deploying rapid response funds, shifting grantmaking priorities, and incorporating...

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