Blog posts tagged with Bay Area

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

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.

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.