As the San Francisco Business Times’ Corporate Philanthropy supplement demonstrates every year, there are many generous corporations in the Bay Area that are committed to contributing their time and resources to worthy local nonprofit organizations year after year. Foundation Center West’s annual Corporate Giving Panel highlighted companies within our community that are dedicated to fostering a culture of giving.
The panel was populated by representatives from local businesses that have philanthropy baked into their corporate DNA. Heidi Racherla represented Bank of America, Lakshmi Karan spoke on behalf of Genentech and Genentech Foundation, and Charlie Hale was the spokesperson for Pinterest.
The panel was moderated by Michele Dilworth, Director of Foundation Center West. Panelists discussed: how their grantmaking has evolved over the years; how corporate giving is “baked-in” to the business culture at their representative companies; what they look for when seeking new nonprofit partnerships.
Watch the video on YouTube.