Blog posts tagged with Foundations

Dana Textoris

5 Reasons to Wait on Hiring a Grant Writer

March 23, 2016

Even the best grant proposal in the world isn't a direct link to grant funding. Before investing precious resources in a grants consultant, make sure you've taken these steps to shore up your development operation and strategy, strengthen relationships, and improve your chance of winning grants.

The Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation to Restructure After 40 Years

January 22, 2016

The Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation will restructure after 40 years of grantmaking in the Bay Area and Hawaii. Beginning March 1, 2016, the foundation will split its assets so that the next generation can focus on their giving interests. Half of the foundation's assets will stay with the original foundation while the other half will be split among three new foundations.

How Foundations Are Supporting Voting Rights

How Foundations Are Supporting Voting Rights

December 8, 2015

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.

Full house at FCSF's July 22 event on Black Male Achievement

5 R's of Getting Philanthropic Support for Your Grassroots Organization

July 30, 2015

A representative of a local grassroots nonprofit asked a challenging question at a recent event at Foundation Center San Francisco: How can smaller grassroots organizations compete with more established nonprofits to garner the support of funders? Shawn Dove from the Campaign for Black Male Achievement had some valuable advice, which he refers to as the “5 Rs”.