After the Fires: How a Funder Mobilized to Aid Latinos Devastated by Disaster

After the Fires: How a Funder Mobilized to Aid Latinos Devastated by Disaster

November 13, 2017

Last month, when flames raced across vast stretches of northern California, destroying lives and property, much of the media focus was on the devastation that it caused for the wine industry. Not as much attention was given to the vibrant, working-class Latino communities that had their lives and their livelihoods disrupted by the conflagration. Even weeks later, with the fires nearly 100 percent contained, families are still dealing with the fallout of the deadliest fires in the state's history, trying to figure out what the future holds amidst job loss and displacement. This post originally appeared on Inside Philanthropy.

Who's Helping the Forgotten Victims of California’s Wildfires?

Who's Helping the Forgotten Victims of California’s Wildfires?

November 7, 2017

Fires have been blazing across Sonoma County, California, devastating homes and businesses in their unrelenting path. Elsewhere in the nation, we see news reports about the damage and sympathize with the homeowners and business owners who fled for their lives, suffered injuries, and lost their worldly possessions. However, there’s a group of people in Sonoma County, an estimated 28,000 strong, that aren’t being offered the care and consideration that other wildfire victims are receiving. This post originally appeared on Inside Philanthropy

Foundation Center West 40th Anniversary: A Conversation with Lisa Hoffman

Foundation Center West 40th Anniversary: A Conversation with Lisa Hoffman

October 25, 2017

This year, Foundation Center West is celebrating its 40th anniversary as a resource hub for social sector professionals and organizations. This is the third installment in a blog series highlighting our four decades of social sector service. We spoke with some of the leading voices in Bay Area philanthropy, including Lisa Hoffman, Bay Area social sector coach, consultant, and Zen priest

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Congratulations to our $100 Visa Card Winner!

October 25, 2017

Foundation Center is thrilled to give away a $100 Visa Gift Card to one of its members as part of a recent survey campaign. Read more about what our randomly selected winner has to say about her experience with Foundation Center and its resources.

Foundation Center West 40th Anniversary: A Conversation with Jan Masaoka of CalNonprofits

Foundation Center West 40th Anniversary: A Conversation with Jan Masaoka of CalNonprofits

October 18, 2017

This year, Foundation Center West is celebrating its 40th anniversary as a resource hub for social sector professionals and organizations. This is the first installment in a blog series highlighting our four decades of social sector service. We spoke with some of the leading voices in Bay Area philanthropy, including Jan Masaoka, chief executive officer at The California Association of Nonprofits.