Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 11:00am
Here’s proof you don’t need an endowment to have a significant and disruptive impact on your region’s philanthropic landscape.
Monday, June 30, 2014 - 1:44pm
At the White House this week, foundation executives, including the Council’s President and CEO Vikki Spruill, met with senior Administration officials for a roundtable on the future of impact investing. A complement to charitable giving and foundation grantmaking, impact investing offers a powerful opportunity to provide cash, loans, or equity capital to an organization, fund, or company that intends to generate measurable social or environmental impacts, alongside financial returns.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 1:34pm
When Jessica David was wondering how to support her new hire, who was tasked with telling her foundation’s story online, she turned to her peers for advice.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 2:44pm
With partnerships being very important in making the most of innovative ideas, how does one develop an authentic partnership? In a recent situation, I developed a partnership with several individuals to implement an idea at a large conference.
Friday, May 9, 2014 - 1:08pm
The problem was as vast as the ocean – or in our case, the Gulf of Mexico, floor. Over time, the reef system in the Gulf waters bordering Collier County in SW Florida had been destroyed by hurricanes and shifting currents. For fish and other marine life, there was nowhere to run – or hide – and the impact on Collier County’s environment and tourism industry was significant and growing more severe.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 2:42pm
At a recent gubernatorial candidate forum I attended in Rhode Island, a Brown University professor presented on the challenges of climate change for the Ocean State. His last slide gave three examples of “win-win solutions.” At the top of the list was the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI).
Monday, April 28, 2014 - 5:22pm
Silicon Valley Community Foundation is in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, close to the campuses of companies like Google, Facebook and Apple. Companies like these have made the region a leader in the global economy and a hub of innovation. The Bay Area is home to a diverse population of more than 7 million people, a number expected to grow by 2 million by 2040. Where will these people live and work? What impact will they have on our air, water, open space, traffic and climate?
Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 11:23am
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.
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 1:52pm
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.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 11:19am
Are you looking for ways to improve innovation at your organization? Sometimes innovative ideas aren’t shared because people don’t know who to take them to. Or, they think that others would judge the idea’s value based on the person contributing it. If you are looking to spur innovation at your organization, consider creating an online tool to collect ideas.