Blog posts tagged with Philanthropy

Fueling Innovation Through Competition

Fueling Innovation Through Competition

March 21, 2017

Countless ideas are abandoned because entrepreneurs could not find the proper funding or mentorship to build their idea from a mere thought to a reality. June Sugiyama, director of Vodafone Americas Foundation, reports that this is where the philanthropic sector is well positioned to take risks, and can help fill the gap by providing grants to new social impact ideas and start-ups.

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YouthGiving.org: Showcasing The Power Of Youth As Grantmakers

August 15, 2016

YouthGiving.org connects members of the youth giving movement, elevates the stories of incredible young leaders, and provides a gathering place to propel the movement forward. Sarah Bahn, Foundation Center intern, shares how young people are enhancing the social sector through philanthropy.

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.

Serving Your Donors Means Asking

Serving Your Donors Means Asking

December 22, 2015

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.

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.

REPLAY! Cracking the Funding Code: How Tech Gives

REPLAY! Cracking the Funding Code: How Tech Gives

July 9, 2015

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.