A Look Inside the College Futures Foundation’s Bay Area Giving

A Look Inside the College Futures Foundation’s Bay Area Giving

The College Futures Foundation is a Bay Area-based funder that looks at higher education needs throughout the state. Here’s what local grantseekers should know about this foundation’s current strategy.

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How the Chenwu Foundation Approaches Grantmaking in the Bay Area

Dr. Fusen Chen’s foundation maintains a minimal web presence and is not particularly accessible to grantseekers. We dig deep to share some important insights about what this funder’s priorities are for grantmaking in Northern California.

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A Focus on Immigration: The Basics of the Chavez Family Foundation’s Bay Area Giving

A Focus on Immigration: The Basics of the Chavez Family Foundation’s Bay Area Giving

The Chavez Family Foundation is a San Francisco-based grantmaker that is often involved in immigration-related collaborations. Here's how local nonprofits in nine Bay Area counties can get involved with this funder.

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"All of the Tools in Our Tool Belt." A Community Foundation Steps Up its Impact Investing

"All of the Tools in Our Tool Belt." A Community Foundation Steps Up its Impact Investing

The momentum behind impact investing is being further fueled by a growing sense of urgency among funders up against large-scale equity challenges in top metro areas. The San Francisco Foundation is the latest funder looking to bring more cash to the fight.

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How Susan and Steve Chamberlin Support Education in the Bay Area

How Susan and Steve Chamberlin Support Education in the Bay Area

Thirteen years ago, this couple established the Chamberlin Family Foundation, a grantmaking entity that supports causes related to education and equity. They’ve also created a nonprofit called Education Matters that focuses on West Contra Costa.

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Here’s an Oil and Gold Pioneer That Northern California Nonprofits Should Know

Here’s an Oil and Gold Pioneer That Northern California Nonprofits Should Know

C.J. Berry made a fortune in gold and oil but never forgot the community. Now the C.J. Berry Foundation focuses grantmaking on the regions that made the founder rich. Here are facts about this funder that Northern California nonprofits should know.

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The New Foundation of a Sports Power Couple Gets Up and Running

The New Foundation of a Sports Power Couple Gets Up and Running

We take a look at the new charitable venture of Zach Ertz of the Philadelphia Eagles, and soccer player Julie Ertz, which is focused in Philadelphia, the Bay Area, and Haiti.

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A Time of Recovery: How Philanthropy Can Help the North Bay Arts Community After the Fires

A Time of Recovery: How Philanthropy Can Help the North Bay Arts Community After the Fires

Northern California Grantmakers recently released a report that explores the physical and economic health of North Bay arts groups in the wake of last year’s wildfires. We take a look at how donors can help and why they should.

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An Anti-Hate Effort in San Francisco That Brought Together Grantmakers and Small Donors

An Anti-Hate Effort in San Francisco That Brought Together Grantmakers and Small Donors

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. 

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Building on What's Working: A Funder Doubles Down on an English Learning Model in California

Building on What's Working: A Funder Doubles Down on an English Learning Model in California

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.

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