Posted Date: Thu, 07/10/2014 - 14:06
Isssues: Children, Youth, and Family, Community Foundations Centennial, Diversity and Inclusion, Emerging Leaders
For nearly 100 years, the California Community Foundation (CCF) has been defined by the diverse passions of the more than 1,700 donors who share a dream for a better future. CCF’s initiative, Building a Lifetime of Options & Opportunities for Men (BLOOM), exemplifies this passion by addressing some of L.A. County’s toughest challenges by bringing community and financial resources to the table to create possible solutions.
Posted Date: Thu, 06/12/2014 - 12:02
Isssues: Children, Youth, and Family, Community Foundations Centennial, Emerging Leaders, Leadership
Think back to high school. Senior year, let’s say. How did you spend the Sunday after your prom? Let me go out on a limb and guess that it wasn’t spent in a conference room, debating other high schoolers about which of 23 grant applicants would receive a total of $10,000 in grants.
Posted Date: Thu, 05/01/2014 - 12:11
Smart investors believe in California. They flock to it for the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship that has made it the world’s 8th largest economy. Now, with Los Angeles County facing a major college graduation crisis, these same smart investors are backing the educational future of low-income students. They realize that giving isn’t just good, it’s good for business.
Posted Date: Thu, 04/24/2014 - 11:23
Isssues: Children, Youth, and Family, Community Foundations Centennial, Diversity and Inclusion, Education, Partnerships and Collaborations, Strengthening Communities
The proudest moment of Ruben Garcia’s life was when he watched his first child graduate from Boulder High School last spring. The father of three and his wife know how much it took for their son to reach the important milestone. They will tell you that their work with him started before preschool.
Posted Date: Thu, 04/17/2014 - 13:52
Isssues: Children, Youth, and Family, Community Foundations Centennial, Education, Homelessness, Housing, Partnerships and Collaborations, Strengthening Communities
The Community Foundation of Western Nevada embarked upon a resident engagement initiative in 2013 centering on improving the lives of runaway, homeless and aging-out foster youth, ages 12-24.
Posted Date: Thu, 03/27/2014 - 16:35
Monterey County, California, is a remarkable place. Great beauty. Great resources. We have Pebble Beach, Big Sur, Salinas and Salinas Valley (Steinbeck Country), and Monterey Bay. We also have a large immigrant population, here largely to help harvest the vegetables that land on your dinner table, no matter your city or state. We have another large population serving our $4 billion tourist economy.
Posted Date: Thu, 03/13/2014 - 17:52
Isssues: Children, Youth, and Family, Community Foundations Centennial, Donor Engagement, Education, Partnerships and Collaborations, Rural Philanthropy, Strengthening Communities
It’s tough running schools in rural Missouri. Tight budgets, strained resources, and dwindling state and federal funding all conspire against students in the Ozarks region, which is designated by the United States Department of Agriculture as an area of “persistent poverty.”
Posted Date: Thu, 02/27/2014 - 10:16
Isssues: Arts, Culture, and Media, Children, Youth, and Family, Community Foundations Centennial, Donor Engagement, Partnerships and Collaborations, Public Policy, Strengthening Communities
The Community Foundations of Canada’s Vital Signs is an annual community check-up, conducted by community foundations across Canada – and now around the world – that uses data to measure the vitality of our communities. The effort started in the late 1990s at the Toronto Community Foundation (TCF). The Council’s Christopher Goett, caught up with Rahul K. Bhardwaj, President & CEO, Toronto Community Foundation, to discuss TCF’s Vital Signs initiative as part of The Council’s #CF100 series.
Posted Date: Tue, 11/26/2013 - 12:35
In 2014, ACT for Alexandria (ACT) will celebrate its 10th anniversary as the community foundation of Alexandria, VA. As a community foundation in a city where the median income is over $82,000 but one in which the number of young children living in poverty has tripled since 2005, ACT is uniquely positioned to guide services toward the most vulnerable members of our community.
Posted Date: Tue, 11/26/2013 - 12:30
Isssues: Children, Youth, and Family
Ten years ago, West Central Initiative (WCI), along with its five sister Minnesota Initiative Foundations, formed the Minnesota Early Childhood Initiative (ECI). Thanks to a generous grant from The McKnight Foundation, the MIFs helped establish 90 community and county coalitions throughout Greater Minnesota, including 10 in west central Minnesota. Together, the MIFs and the coalitions are working to ensure that every young child has the best possible start toward a healthy life of learning, achieving and succeeding.