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5 Ways The Yelp Foundation Keeps Grantmaking Local

August 8, 2016

Yelp is a mobile app that connects people with great local businesses in more than 30 countries. In 2011 Yelp created the Yelp Foundation with one percent of company equity with the intent to make an impact locally. Here are five ways the Foundation keeps their grantmaking local.

Part V: Could We Stay or Should We Go? Perspectives on NonProfit Displacement in the San Francisco Bay Area

Part V: Could We Stay or Should We Go? Perspectives on NonProfit Displacement in the San Francisco Bay Area

July 26, 2016

The San Francisco-Bay Area's social sector is at a critical junction. Surges in real estate prices are forcing nonprofits to close their doors or relocate. Many of these organizations' beneficiaries have also faced eviction, or have had to move. At Foundation Center West, we were inspired by the Northern California Grantmakers' recent study on displacement and eviction in the San Francisco-Bay Area, and decided to reach out to representatives from nonprofits, foundations, city governments and others to continue the conversation. In this fifth and final installment in our series, we revisit the partnership between Tandem Bay Area and architecture firm WRNS Studio. We speak with Molly Thomas, WRNS communications director, and Kyle Elliot, WRNS partner and principal on the Tandem project. 

Part IV: Could We Stay or Should We Go? Perspectives on NonProfit Displacement in the San Francisco Bay Area

Part IV: Could We Stay or Should We Go? Perspectives on NonProfit Displacement in the San Francisco Bay Area

July 20, 2016

The San Francisco-Bay Area's social sector is at a critical junction. Surges in real estate prices are forcing nonprofits to close their doors or relocate. Many of these organizations' beneficiaries have also faced eviction, or have had to move. At Foundation Center West, we were inspired by the Northern California Grantmakers' recent study on displacement and eviction in the San Francisco-Bay Area, and decided to reach out to representatives from nonprofits, foundations, city governments and others to continue the conversation. In this third installment in our series, we speak with Molly Wertz, executive director of Tandem

Part III: Could We Stay or Should We Go? Perspectives on NonProfit Displacement in the San Francisco Bay Area

Part III: Could We Stay or Should We Go? Perspectives on NonProfit Displacement in the San Francisco Bay Area

July 13, 2016

The San Francisco-Bay Area's social sector is at a critical junction. Surges in real estate prices are forcing nonprofits to close their doors or relocate. Many of these organizations' beneficiaries have also faced eviction, or have had to move. At Foundation Center West, we were inspired by the Northern California Grantmakers' recent study on displacement and eviction in the San Francisco-Bay Area, and decided to reach out to representatives from nonprofits, foundations, city governments and others to continue the conversation. In this third installment in our series, we speak with Landon Williams, the program director of community development and investment at The San Francisco Foundation

Part II: Could We Stay or Should We Go? Perspectives on NonProfit Displacement in the San Francisco Bay Area

Part II: Could We Stay or Should We Go? Perspectives on NonProfit Displacement in the San Francisco Bay Area

July 7, 2016

The San Francisco-Bay Area's social sector is at a critical junction. Surges in real estate prices are forcing nonprofits to close their doors or relocate. Many of these organizations' beneficiaries have also faced eviction, or have had to move. At Foundation Center West, we were inspired by the Northern California Grantmakers' recent study on displacement and eviction in the San Francisco-Bay Area, and decided to reach out to representatives from nonprofits, foundations, city governments and others to continue the conversation. In this second installment in our blog series, we speak with Brian Cheu, director of Community Development for the City and County of San Francisco.

Part I: Could We Stay or Should We Go? Perspectives on NonProfit Displacement in the San Francisco Bay Area

Part I: Could We Stay or Should We Go? Perspectives on NonProfit Displacement in the San Francisco Bay Area

June 29, 2016

The San Francisco-Bay Area's social sector is at a critical junction. Surges in real estate prices are forcing nonprofits to close their doors or relocate. Many of these organizations' beneficiaries have also faced eviction, or have had to move. At Foundation Center West, we were inspired by the Northern California Grantmakers' recent study on displacement and eviction in the San Francisco-Bay Area, and decided to reach out to representatives from nonprofits, foundations, city governments and others to continue the conversation. In this first installment in our blog series, we speak with Paul Cohen, executive director of the Eviction Defense Collaborative in San Francisco.

Foundation Transparency: Game Over?

Foundation Transparency: Game Over?

May 24, 2016

Over time, the IRS will phase in a mandatory digital filing requirement for all Forms 990, and the intent is to release them all as open data. In other words, that which is born digital will be opened up to the public. The big takeaway is to know your 990-PF (or 990 for community foundations) because it may soon become one of your foundation's key communications vehicles.