He Was a Young Hedge Funder with a Lucrative Job. Now He’s Working to Scale Access to Healthy Food

He Was a Young Hedge Funder with a Lucrative Job. Now He’s Working to Scale Access to Healthy Food

At the age of 30, Sam Polk walked away from a highly paid trading job to enter the social change arena. With help from the Kellogg Foundation and other backers, he’s building a social enterprise that’s focused on food equity and has big ambitions.

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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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Rallying Around Relief: In the Face of Wildfires, California Funders Take Action

Rallying Around Relief: In the Face of Wildfires, California Funders Take Action

As devastating wildfires have become the new normal in California, the state’s philanthropic community has stepped up in response, moving millions for relief. Who’s doing what with fires now burning at both ends of the state?

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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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This Local Funder Is Fighting Human Trafficking in San Diego County

This Local Funder Is Fighting Human Trafficking in San Diego County

The San Diego Women’s Foundation announced this summer that it would be making new grant funds available for work to prevent and intervene in human trafficking situations. It’s among the handful of funders focused in this area.

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“We Can’t Count on Washington”: A California Funder Preps for the 2020 Census

“We Can’t Count on Washington”: A California Funder Preps for the 2020 Census

As the most populous state, there’s a lot at stake when it comes to getting the 2020 Census right in California. Here’s a look at a funder stepping up to make sure everyone is counted.

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Connecting Dots: Special Initiatives at the Orange County Community Foundation

Connecting Dots: Special Initiatives at the Orange County Community Foundation

In addition to the funder’s standard giving areas that see annual support, OCCF has some separate initiatives that are targeted toward certain population groups in Southern California. Here’s a quick look.

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