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13 Jan 2020
Areas of Focus
January 13, 2020 -
1:30pm to 3:30pm
Northern California Grantmakers
Adolescence and young adulthood are critical developmental times in a person’s life, and experiencing housing instability and homelessness at this stage can have lifelong negative impacts. Many adults who experience chronic homelessness first became...
31 Aug 2020
August 31, 2020 -
1:00pm to 2:15pm
This year presents a historic opportunity to fundamentally reimagine justice in Los Angeles County. Years of deep organizing and several recent motions by the LA County Board of Supervisors have laid the groundwork for real transformation. In March...
09 Sep 2020
Areas of Focus
September 9, 2020 -
10:00am to 11:30am
In recent years funders have been increasingly coordinating the use of different forms of financial capital and non-financial resources to support enterprises and initiatives working to solve complex social and/or environmental problems, called...
What role can philanthropy now play to restore some guardrails and resource these movements? We offer some reflections on the current moment as well as a few recommendations to guide social justice, human rights, and democracy funders.
The COVID-19 vaccine will help keep communities healthy and safe and holds promise to bring an end to the pandemic that has had the most severe impacts on Black, Latinx, Indigenous, AAPI, immigrant, and low-income people. Systemic racism created the...
Human Resources Generalist
This Grantmakes for Effective Organizations (GEO) publication highlights the financial challenges nonprofits face and the ways in which grantmakers are both improving the situation as well as perpetuating the problem.
This event showcased two funder initiatives that went beyond grantmaking to help strengthen the operations of nonprofit grantees. This event included discussions with The Wallace Foundation and Tipping Point Community as well as grantees that participated in the initiatives and capacity building partners.
This report examines U.S. foundation giving explicitly in support of black males by issue area, type of support, and geographic area served. The analyses explore patterns of giving by larger U.S. foundations over the past eight years, with a focus on giving from 2008 to 2010.
Participants in this workshop gained an understanding of how to assess a nonprofit organization’s financial health when no audited financial statements are available.
For new grantmakers it is essential to hit the ground running by equipping themselves with the tools and best practices for making sound funding recommendations. The New Grantmakers Institute is a cost-effective, local option that develops important skills, helps build lasting peer relationships with other grantmakers in our community, and cultivates the ability to ask critical questions of ourselves and others about our role as change-makers in our communities.
This NCG signature skill-building workshop, taught by NCG Interim President and CEO David Greco, was designed for foundation staff interested in honing their financial assessment skills for better understanding of nonprofit financial health.
The Foundation Center announced the release of a landmark report on foundation support for organizations and programs working to prevent—and address the consequences of— domestic violence in California. Enabled through a grant from Blue Shield of California Foundation, and using data from the Foundation Center’s research database, Foundation Funding to Address Domestic Violence in California is the first-ever examination of philanthropy’s contribution to the field of domestic violence. The report provides a landscape analysis to inform community organizations, funders, government agencies,...
Annual review of the Governor's proposed budget for 2015/16 with the California Budget Project (CBP)
The San Francisco-Bay Area's social sector is at a critical junction. Surges in real estate prices are forcing nonprofits to close their doors or relocate. In this third installment of Foundation Center West's blog series, Landon Williams, from The...
13 May 2021
Areas of Focus
May 13, 2021 -
12:30pm to 1:45pm
In the wake of COVID-19 and a long-overdue national reckoning on racism, the call for all sectors to address structural racism has rarely been stronger. Corporate leaders from around the country made commitments in response to the increased demand...
After many years of teacher layoffs in California, school districts around the state are hiring again. With the influx of new K–12 funding, districts are looking to lower student-teacher ratios and reinstate classes and programs that were reduced or eliminated during the Great Recession. However, mounting evidence indicates that teacher supply has not kept pace with the increased demand. This report examines indicators of current shortages, discusses their impact on students, analyzes factors that influence teacher supply and demand in California and nationally, and recommends policies to...
Participants learned the latest on the Supreme Court ruling and its impact in the state of California, and explored how philanthropy in California can strengthen and support the immigrant community.
24 Jan 2018
Areas of Focus
January 24, 2018 - 8:00am to May 17, 2018 - 5:00pm
Leadership for Equity and Opportunity is a learning-in-action program that builds the capacity of a diverse group of community leaders to produce extraordinary results for equitable individual, organizational and community change. Hosted by Rise...