As if undocumented immigrants don't have enough problems these days, thousands now face hardship as a result of California's fires—and aren't eligible for FEMA assistance. Some funders are stepping in.
The nation's top donor-advised fund, which made a staggering 849,000 grants in 2016, has crunched its data to analyze what giving looks like in different regions of the U.S. It's worth paying attention.
Until health consumers have better information, it will be hard to improve an inefficient U.S. healthcare system. Can Yelp be part of the solution? A California funder hopes so.
While Gordon Getty's giving typically focuses on the music organizations, a recent donation finds him supporting his alma mater. What makes this donor tick?
While yet another mass shooting is unlikely to bring a strong federal response, the good news is that funders and advocates are doing more to tackle gun violence at the local level, including in California.
A Silicon Valley billionaire and his wife buck conventional wisdom and give big to a major U.S. museum. Are Spock-like tech philanthropists finally growing more friendly to the arts?
Mini-grants, which are often in the range of $250 to $2,500, have an important place in institutional philanthropy, even though you don't hear much about them.
With the clock ticking for 800,000 young Dreamers now facing deportation, a number of funders are mobilizing to help with legal fees, litigation, advocacy and more.
With the news that Zuck will soon begin to sell off millions of shares in Facebook, billions of dollars are set to flow to the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. How will these funds be used?
The Facebook co-founder and his wife are expanding their policy agenda, moving into new and controversial issues, including criminal justice reform and housing. Where's the money flowing?
Funders have demonstrated quite a bit of nimbleness since Trump's election, rolling out various rapid-response grantmaking initiatives. Here's an example of such grants also stimulating small donations.
Even as other tech funders look to charters and other ideas to "disrupt" K-12 education, Salesforce is stepping up its support of traditional public school districts in the Bay Area.
Once the youngest school kids fall behind in literacy, they rarely catch up. The Kenneth Rainin Foundation wants to make sure that doesn't happen in Oakland, and it's ramping up grantmaking.
We look at the first round of grants from the Well Being Trust, a new health legacy funder giving millions to mental health groups in California.
A new collaborative is looking to tackle the affordable housing crisis in Silicon Valley. Who's involved?
More funders in the Bay Area are looking to combat the region's rising inequity. Among those pushing the hardest is The San Francisco Foundation. Where are its latest grants going?
Like other funders right now, Blue Shield of California Foundation is hot on the trail of ways to deliver better healthcare at a lower cost. And like many, it seems greater coordination as the key.
The Silicon Valley Community Foundation has been rapidly ramping up its giving in recent years, and Trump's election has only accelerated that. Where have grants been going in 2017?
The Sobrato Family Foundation recently expanded its commitment to improve the language and literacy skills of young English learners in California. Here's what's significant about the Sobrato model.
Joseph Pedott is the advertising legend behind two pop culture icons, the Chia Pet and the Clapper. Now, he's putting his wealth to use for kids in Chicago and San Francisco.
The Jewish philanthropy movement remains strong in America, yet many nonprofits write off these types of foundations as potential funding sources. The Jim Joseph Foundation is now a bit more accessible.
The 49ers Foundation is involved in a partnership with Chevron, which is a powerhouse in the area of STEM education. What's this work all about?
The first two Silicon Valley Community Foundation anniversary grants were recently awarded, and the theme of this round was financial education. We take a look at these grants—and what's next.
The Full Circle Fund has over 200 members who use their time, talent, connections, and financial resources to accelerate change in Bay Area communities. What's it been up to lately?
We recently looked at the work of the Rotary Club of Los Angeles, but this isn’t the only place where Rotary members are giving back. We look at the Rotary Club of Menlo Park Foundation.
Bay Area real estate mogul Dennis J. Wong and his wife Shannon's Bay Area philanthropy focuses on health, education, the arts, and more. We provide an overview.
Billionaire Gap heir Bill Fisher also works in the finance world. He and his wife Sakurako's giving focuses especially on the Bay Area, where arts and culture is a top priority. We take a look.
With its confluence of soaring rents and responsive funders, the Bay Area is at the forefront of innovative efforts to stop nonprofits from being priced out—with lessons that apply nationally.
Collaboration continues to be the name of the game when it comes to fixing the Bay Area’s housing crisis, and a new partnership is taking the game to a whole new level, with key funders involved.