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What do you get when you set four top-performing bankers from Hong Kong, London, Luxembourg, and San Francisco on a three-week sprint to map the next leg of the Bay Area’s efforts to secure space for its prized nonprofits? A welcome strategy for shoring up resources, a gentle nudge away from the usual suspects, and a snazzy PowerPoint to show the way.
Some 30 years ago, on the steps of the Supreme Court, I made a decision that would re-route my entire communications career. At the time, I had a good decade of professional corporate PR under my belt. But when I stepped in front the throng of news cameras covering a protest for LGBT rights where I was the media relations volunteer, I made a spot decision to come out as gay, live, on network television.
The Kincade Fire broke out on the night of Wednesday, October 23, 2019, in rural Sonoma County. Since then, the fire has forced thousands of people to evacuate in the county.
Blue Shield of California Foundation has announced Annie Z. Wong as its new Director of Finance, Operations, and Grants.
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.
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.
Genentech Charitable Giving and the Center for Care Innovations partnered to implement the Resilient Beginnings Collaborative, a learning collaborative to support seven safety net clinics in transforming their care environments to screen for and address trauma. Through a panel and group discussion, program attendees had the opportunity to learn about practical insights from their implementation, including workflow, follow-up services, and reimbursement as well as explored larger questions such as how screening fits into the larger goals of addressing trauma and the role of organizational culture in supporting this transformation.
On September 24, 2019, Philanthropy California submitted a public comment opposing the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s proposed rule to change eligibility requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). If enacted, this rule would eliminate CalFresh benefits, the state’s implementation of SNAP, for 230,000 adults, children, older adults, and individuals with disabilities in California and further escalate the persistent food insecurity in our region.