Blog posts tagged with Philanthropy
Asking your donors to make an investment in your organization that will make an impact on the world is one the greatest things you can do for a donor. Donors want to give. They need to give. Donors experience joy in their lives when they give their money away.
Foundation Center’s new tool, Foundation Funding for U.S. Democracy, indicates that foundations made grants of almost $299 million between 2011 and 2014 in the campaigns, elections, and voting category, which includes support for implementation, research, reform, and/or mobilizations efforts related to campaign finance, election administration, redistricting, voting access, as well as voter registration, education, and turnout. More than half those grant dollars went for voter registration, education, and turnout initiatives, and, as one might expect, the annual total spiked in 2012, a presidential election year, as did funding for voting rights efforts.
Missed our panel on corporate philanthropy giving trends? Not to worry! We've got it on replay for you with a few interesting points marked for convenient viewing!
We were joined by:
Patty Nation, Director of Global Corporate and Community Engagement for Xilinx, Inc.
Cecily Joseph, Vice President of Corporate Responsibility and Chief Diversity Officer, Symantec Corporation
and Juliana Deans, Manager of Corporate Responsibility, Silicon Valley Community Foundation
for an insider’s look at corporate philanthropy giving trends in Silicon Valley and the Greater Bay Area, particularly focusing on education funding trends.
We are a group of youth from the Youth Leadership Institute (YLI) who want to make a change in our community. This change happens with our decisions, can you believe that? We’ve funded 33 youth-led social justice projects in San Francisco since we started in 2013, and there are more coming every year.
Youth grantmakers in San Francisco's Youth Empowerment Fund award grants to teens to empower them to bring their great ideas for projects and events to life. Money goes directly to young people’s ideas, not as funding to already established adult-led non-profit organizations.