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Head shot of the interviewee in thie blog, Kathy Bonnifield September 25, 2019

States across the country are considering legislation that would diminish the independence of their courts. Recently, Kathy Bonnifield, Program Officer at the Piper Fund, chatted with the Bay Area Democracy Funders Group about some of the threats to our courts and how philanthropy can respond.

Headshot of the person of interest in the news release, Jim Hickman September 25, 2019

Former CEO of Better Health East Bay, former co-chair of NCG's Bay Area Health Funders Group, and founder of Hickman Strategies LLC, Jim Hickman, has been named CEO and The Center for Youth Wellness. Read the announcement. 

September 17, 2019

The Zellerbach Family Foundation announced today that the Bayview-Hunters Point Center for Arts and Technology (BAYCAT) has received the first annual William J. Zellerbach Award for Social Change. The award was established to honor the legacy of William J. Zellerbach, who served as the foundation’s Board Chair from 1960 until his death in 2017.

image with faces covered by x's September 12, 2019

By Ian Haney López, Anat Shenker-Osorio, and Tamara Draut

Headshot of James Head August 28, 2019

The Zellerbach Family Foundation today announced the appointment of California philanthropy leader James W. Head to its Board of Directors.

Headshot of blog author Jill Pappenheimer August 15, 2019

Beginning this year, employers with 5 or more employees must provide harassment prevention training for all of its employees – full-time, part-time, temporary and seasonal – before January 1, 2020. 

August 10, 2019

The California Criminal Justice Funders Group is proud to highlight the work of its members. Learn more about the founding of Akonadi and the work they are doing now!

August 9, 2019

The California Criminal Justice Funders Group Steering Committee is comprised of powerful and dynamic representatives from various local and statewide foundations and philanthropic institutions. Join us in welcoming our newest members, Iris Garcia of Akonadi Foundation and maisha quint of Libra Foundation. 

July 18, 2019

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) announced the appointment of Marcus F. Walton, a non-profit industry veteran, as its new President and CEO.