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December 2, 2019

The San Francisco Foundation (SFF) is committed to ensuring that all people in the Bay Area are economically secure, rooted in vibrant communities and civically engaged. We envision a Bay Area where everyone is able to make ends meet and plan for their future, where culture and difference are celebrated, and where they are able to lift their voices to shape community policies that meet their needs and interests.

Headshot of the person of interest in this news release, David Greco October 10, 2019

NCG is pleased to share that David Greco, NCG's former Interim President and CEO, is moving back to the Bay Area for his new role as All Stars Helping Kids' Executive Director. Read David's welcome message here and read the announcement.

Headshots of the people of interest for this news, Amber López Gamble and Rochelle Witharana September 26, 2019

The California Wellness Foundation has announced two new appointments: Rochelle Witharana as its new Chief Financial Officer, and Amber López Gamble as Director of Grants Management. 

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.