Posted Date: Tue, 01/27/2015 - 12:57
Isssues: Diversity and Inclusion, Emerging Leaders, LGBTQ, Partnerships and Collaborations, Race and Ethnicity, Strengthening Communities
Americans donated an estimated $335 billion to charitable causes, and foundations an estimated $50 billion in 2013 according to Giving USA. These numbers validate President John F. Kennedy’s notion that philanthropy is “a jewel of an American tradition.”
Posted Date: Tue, 09/30/2014 - 12:13
Isssues: Children, Youth, and Family, Community Foundations Centennial, Disaster Grantmaking, Diversity and Inclusion, Homelessness, Race and Ethnicity
On a busy Monday morning, attorney and community advocate Steve Reyes arrives for his first day on the job. Already there are back-to-back meetings and everyone on staff seems to need a few minutes to talk with him. Steve’s job, directing California Community Foundation’s (CCF) newly-created Our Children Relief Fund, leaves him little time to get settled in.
Posted Date: Mon, 11/25/2013 - 16:41
Isssues: Race and Ethnicity
Fifty years ago yesterday, the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom inspired and unified millions. That it rose above the hatred and vitriol that was gripping the nation made it all the more powerful. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s, iconic “I Have a Dream” speech made it clear that the civil rights movement was a struggle for more than the repeal of hateful laws and the reversal of backwards thinking. The movement was about creating economic opportunity and democratic engagement for all Americans, regardless of skin color.
Posted Date: Thu, 11/14/2013 - 16:50
Black adolescent girls and young women face special barriers related to both race and gender, which have immense effects on their health, achievement, and life outcomes. This is especially the case for low-income black girls, who have added challenges associated with poverty.