How and Where the Coastal Community Foundation Gives in SoCal

How and Where the Coastal Community Foundation Gives in SoCal

The Encinitas-based Coastal Community Foundation is very involved in the local mental health and education scenes, and it awarded over $600,000 to groups last year. Here are a few things nonprofits along the Southern California coast should know about this grantmaker.

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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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“Aging is Living.” The Couple Working on Several Fronts to Confront a Graying America

“Aging is Living.” The Couple Working on Several Fronts to Confront a Graying America

They sold their company for $1.4 billion. Now, a San Diego couple is working on three fronts—philanthropy, research and policy—to make the United States’ culture and healthcare system more friendly to seniors in an era of rapid demographic transition.

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A Closer Look at CZI’s Growing Push for Equity in Silicon Valley Communities

A Closer Look at CZI’s Growing Push for Equity in Silicon Valley Communities

As philanthropists, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan have been best known for their big ambitions around biomedical research and education. But they’ve also been major donors in their home region, with CZI moving grants to dozens of local groups.

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How the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation is Stepping Up to Bat for Local Youth

How the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation is Stepping Up to Bat for Local Youth

The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation has one of the most well-established and accessible grantmaking programs in Major League Baseball and gives out grants three times each year. Here’s what local grantseekers need to know.

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An Actress Looks to Break the Silence on Black Mental Health With a New Foundation

An Actress Looks to Break the Silence on Black Mental Health With a New Foundation

Negative perceptions around mental illness and a lack of quality mental healthcare are major problems in black communities. Taraji P. Henson, an acclaimed actress with family experience in this realm, recently launched a foundation to take on these issues.

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“Long Live Real News.” How an Environmental Reporting Site Funds its Work

“Long Live Real News.” How an Environmental Reporting Site Funds its Work

Even as some wonder about the sustainability of nonprofit news, plenty of money keeps flowing to leading outlets. A good example is InsideClimate News, which recently pulled in a high-profile $1 million grant. Where does the rest of its funding come from?

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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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Water Work: How the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation Protects Fresh Water

Water Work: How the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation Protects Fresh Water

With freshwater under threat across the West, foundations have stepped up work in this area in recent years. The S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, which is spending down by 2020, has been a key player on water issues.

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Building Power: A Foundation Sees Voter Mobilization as a Pathway to Racial Justice

Building Power: A Foundation Sees Voter Mobilization as a Pathway to Racial Justice

Lots of grant money has been flowing lately for movement building. The Akonadi Foundation is among those funders now looking to translate that energy into gains at the ballot box, as we explored in an article first published in May.

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“Our North Star.” What We Can Learn from One Equity Funder’s Journey So Far

“Our North Star.” What We Can Learn from One Equity Funder’s Journey So Far

The San Francisco Foundation shifted to an equity grantmaking strategy over two years ago, an early adopter of a focus that’s become a driving force in philanthropy. How’s that been working out? And what are key takeaways for other funders?

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Feeding the Youngest Minds: Another Major Donor Steps Up for Early Education

Feeding the Youngest Minds: Another Major Donor Steps Up for Early Education

More donors have been drawn to early education as mounting evidence shows the importance of intervening in the first five years of children’s lives. The latest convert: a deep-pocketed San Diego businessman named Guy Clum.

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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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