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Protecting Our Children: A Policy Briefing Webinar

Publication date: 
12/2018
As public awareness about the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) grows, there have been a number of legislative initiatives within the state of California designed to support the screening, prevention, and treatment of childhood trauma. This one-hour webinar, hosted by the Bay Area Funder Network on Trauma and Resilience, is designed for funders, non-profits, and other organizations interested in learning more about the policy landscape in California related to these efforts. The webinar will provides an overview of relevant legislation, implications for funders, and a preview of...
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Update on the California Children’s Trust

Publication date: 
08/2018
At the first meeting of the Funder Network on Trauma and Resilience on March 14, 2018, Alex Briscoe presented a fledgling model for reimagining California’s behavioral health system for children. Since then, the California Children’s Trust (the Trust) was formed as a fiscally sponsored project of New Venture Fund with initial funding from the Zellerbach Family Foundation, Genentech, McKenzie Foundation and Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission. The Trust is intended as a three-year initiative to build a broad-based coalition that advances a fundamentally different...
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Resources from Public Charge: The Policy that Could Change Everything for Immigrant Families

Publication date: 
06/2018
In a June 26th program, we hosted a multi-sector group of leaders who are working together to protect the wellbeing of immigrant families and fight against this proposed change to the public charge regulation for a thoughtful discussion on the imporatance of this issue and how funders can be prepared.
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Resources from More Than Tech: A Workforce Approach Towards Inclusion for Young Adults

Publication date: 
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 Crashing the Barriers: Making Work Possible for Everyone

Publication date: 
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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First Look: Restrained Budget Proposal Reflects Uncertainty About Federal Commitments and Economic Conditions

Publication date: 
02/2017
On January 10, Governor Jerry Brown released a proposed 2017-18 budget that reflects both deep uncertainty about looming federal actions and a tempered economic and fiscal outlook for the state. The Governor forecasts revenues that are $5.8 billion lower — over a three-year period — than previously projected and proposes taking steps to address a $1.6 billion projected shortfall for 2017-18. (This gap would be even larger but for the Administration’s assumption that some state General Fund costs will decrease in 2017-18. For example, the Governor proposes to change how the state and counties...
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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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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 Building Financial Security for Bay Area Families: New Data, Partnerships and Solutions

Publication date: 
11/2015
While only 10% of households across the Bay Area are living in poverty, over three times more are financially vulnerable. Brand new data from CFED in partnership with Citi Community Development reveals that 35% of households in the Bay Area are liquid asset poor—they do not have enough savings to live above the poverty level for just three months should they lose a job, have a health emergency, or suffer another disruption in income. Those living in asset poverty lack a financial cushion and are unable to invest in their futures. They can’t save for education, homeownership, or retirement—...
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Children's Health Programs in California: Promoting a Lifetime of Health and Well-Being

Publication date: 
05/2015
California Budget & Policy Center's report looks at our state’s health care system for children and their families, including both public health care coverage and public health programs.

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