Blog posts tagged with Foundations

Convening Recap: Social Justice Funding in the Bay Area

Convening Recap: Social Justice Funding in the Bay Area

February 28, 2017

Recently, philanthropy leaders convened at Foundation Center-West for a panel discussion, Expanding Opportunity: Social Justice Funding in the Bay Area. Foundation Center-West director, Michele Dilworth, led the discussion, which included Luis Arteaga, senior program manager at the Levi Strauss Foundation; Timothy P. Silard, president of the Rosenberg Foundation; Alex Tom, executive director of the Chinese Progressive Association, Common Counsel Foundation; and Nancy Wiltsek, executive director of the van Löben Sels/RembeRock Foundation

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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