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Resources for Bay Area Health Funders Group | The Next Generation: Youth Mental Health

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05/2020
The lives of youth and families across the Bay Area have dramatically changed in the past month, and adjusting to a new way of learning and living is hard. For young people, being away from schools, friends, and relatives can intensify feelings of isolation and anxiety, which negatively impacts their mental health. Before this crisis, mental health among young people was widespread and undertreated, and many young people who accessed mental health care did so through a school setting. As we emerge from this crisis, our systems that interact with youth will need to work in new ways to support...
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Resources for April 6th COVID-19 Discussion on Funder Collaboration

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04/2020
The impact of the COVID-19 outbreak is far reaching, including major implications for non-profits and the communities that they serve. Philanthropy has an important role to play in supporting their non-profit partners during this challenging time in which there will be an increase in demand for their services. Through-out the next month, NCG will host a funders coordination meeting (via Zoom) every Monday from 11:00 am - 12:00 noon. During these calls, participants will hear from other local funders on what they see their role is and share about specific needs they are hearing about in the...
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Resources for April 13th Discussion on Funder Collaboration for COVID-19

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04/2020
The impact of the COVID-19 outbreak is far reaching, including major implications for non-profits and the communities that they serve. Philanthropy has an important role to play in supporting their non-profit partners during this challenging time in which there will be an increase in demand for their services. Through-out the next month, NCG will host a funders coordination meeting (via Zoom) every Monday from 11:00 am - 12:00 noon. During these calls, participants will hear from other local funders on what they see their role is and share about specific needs they are hearing about in the...
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Resources for Pinpointing Vulnerability of COVID-19: Real-Time Safety Net Needs to Support Philanthropy’s Response

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04/2020
The impact of the COVID-19 outbreak is far reaching, including major implications for nonprofits and the communities that they serve. Philanthropy has an important role to play in supporting their non-profit partners during this challenging time in which there will be an increase in demand for their services. This call focused on two areas of data: A three-county (in the Bay Area) view of near-term COVID-19 economic impacts Social safety net data from 2-1-1 in Northern California The Boston Consulting Group has recently completed economic analysis of the near-term impacts in...
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Resources for March 30th COVID-19 Discussion on Funder Collaboration

Publication date: 
03/2020
The impact of the COVID-19 outbreak is far reaching, including major implications for non-profits and the communities that they serve. Philanthropy has an important role to play in supporting their non-profit partners during this challenging time in which there will be an increase in demand for their services. Since March 16th, NCG has been hosting funders coordination meetings (via Zoom) every Monday from 11:00 am - 12:00 noon. During these calls, participants will heard from other local funders on what they see their role is and share about specific needs they are hearing about in the...
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Supporting the Social and Emotional Health of Children During COVID-19

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03/2020
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a children’s mental health crisis in California. On this webinar, participants heard an update on this crisis and concrete opportunities for funders to get involved. Participants learned about state and federal actions, adoption by local jurisdictions, and the current reality facing the delivery and financial viability of safety net programs and services. Speakers Alex Briscoe, Principal, The California Children’s Trust Dr. Harold S. Koplewicz, MD, President, the Child Mind Institute Chris Stoner Mertz, LCSW California Association of Children and...
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For the People: Protecting and Restoring Faith in Our Democracy | 4/18/2019

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04/2019
On March 8, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1 , which is perhaps the most comprehensive political reform proposal in a generation by our elected representatives. The “For the People Act” seeks to restore faith in our republican democracy as a genuinely representative system open to broad participation and protected from corruption and the outsized influence of special interest money. The provisions of the bill would make it easier for people to vote and strengthen campaign finance & ethics laws.
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Resources for California Fires Webinars

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11/2018
Philanthropy California held two urgent webinars to offer funders an up-to-the-minute briefing on local and state agency responses to the fires in Butte, Ventura, and Los Angeles Counties. Our speakers provided an overview of the current situation on the ground and how it could develop in the coming weeks; perspectives on immediate and anticipated community needs that are being addressed by local community foundations (with a focus on the people who have the least access to resources); and information on how funders accross the national can help most effectively. On this page, you will find...
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Resources for Collective Impact: From Common Goals to Uncommon Results

Publication date: 
10/2018
Collective Impact is one of those buzzwords that you often hear in our sector. Since the publication of the article Collective Impact in the winter 2011 edition of the Stanford Social Innovation Review, this framework for successful cross-sector collaboration has been used to address a plethora of complex issues. But while many collective impact efforts have reported achieving positive results through their work, and have a personal, intuitive understanding of why this approach to collaboration has enabled positive progress in communities, there has not until recently been a methodologically...
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Pathways to Opportunity: Creating College and Career Success for All Students

Publication date: 
10/2018
What does college and career readiness really mean for high schools in low-income urban communities? A college education remains one of the major gateways to sustainable, high-paid jobs - especially for young people who will be the first generation in their families to get a postsecondary degree, as well as for newly-arrived immigrant students. As high schools seek approaches to ensure that graduates are truly prepared to succeed in (and graduate from) college, many have turned to Career Pathways to integrate meaningful learning experiences with hands-on job training and rigorous early...
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