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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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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“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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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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Who’s Backing the San Francisco Housing Accelerator Fund and Why This Collaboration Matters

Who’s Backing the San Francisco Housing Accelerator Fund and Why This Collaboration Matters

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. 

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Calling All San Benito County Nonprofits: Here Are Some Grant Opportunities for You

Calling All San Benito County Nonprofits: Here Are Some Grant Opportunities for You

The Community Foundation for San Benito County has opened up a couple grantmaking opportunities for local groups. Its community impact grants represent big opportunities because there are so many different areas of interest covered with these grants. 

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What's The San Francisco Foundation Looking for in New “Advancing Equity” Grantees?

What's The San Francisco Foundation Looking for in New “Advancing Equity” Grantees?

TSFF is an edgy and progressive funder that's engaged in a new push to challenge the underlying structures that sustain racial and economic inequities. What's that mean for would-be grantees? 

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