Tag Archives: nonprofit

Shanghai: Holocaust Port of Refuge Holocaust Museum LA

On Sunday, February 5th, Holocaust Museum LA’s staff members and curators of the traveling exhibition “Hidden History: Recounting the Shanghai […more…]

Raphael House Of San Francisco Announces Formation Of New Executive Leadership Council Raphael House

Raphael House — the only privately-funded family homeless shelter in San Francisco — announces the launch of their Executive Leadership […more…]

Raphael House is excited to announce a new board chair: Tom Poser, Senior Managing Director at Newmark Raphael House

Tom is a Bay Area native and has been a dedicated community builder and fundraiser. As a board member for […more…]

Groundbreaking Party Spotlights Homes for Unhoused Veterans Homeward Bound of Marin

On the eve of Veterans Day, Homeward Bound of Marin celebrated a future community in Novato that brings the countywide […more…]

Join YLC for the 2022 virtual Unsung Heroes celebration! Youth Law Center

Please join us for the first virtual Unsung Heroes event on Thursday, December 8th, 2022 from 3-4:30pm PST. We will be celebrating […more…]

Protecting Rights and Saving Lives Around the World Human Rights Watch

War. Climate change. Poverty and inequality. Protecting democracy. Advancing education for women and girls.  Multiple agencies could spend years tackling […more…]

Giving Lotus Giving Lotus

We launched The Giving List to help the nonprofit organizations featured in this book spend less time fundraising and more […more…]

Welcome to The Giving List San Francisco Bay Area, 2023

We are thrilled to present you with this year’s edition of The Giving List San Francisco Bay Area. We hope this will be a useful tool as you sort through the many important nonprofit organizations and causes that depend on your support for survival. The Giving List was created out of the belief that storytelling, one of the most powerful tools we have as humans, is vastly underutilized in educating donors on the foundational work being done by nonprofits.  What you have in your hands is a compendium of powerful stories describing the work being done by some of the [...more...]

Sustained and Gaining Momentum Marin Community Foundation

“How are the moms? What else can we do?”  Donors with the Marin Community Foundation (MCF) have been enthusiastically asking […more…]

The Social Sector’s Preeminent Source of News and Knowledge Stanford Social Innovation Review

The year was 2003, and the philanthropic sector was going through a period of significant evolution. Every day, new technologies […more…]

New Money

Philanthropy, incorporated for the public good, can and should make all its investments accordingly. In 2021, Senators Angus King (I-Maine) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) introduced a bill to more tightly regulate donor-advised funds, commonly referred to as DAFs. While the Accelerating Charitable Giving (ACE) Act’s reforms were far from sweeping, the bill set off a bitter debate over who controls charitable funds: the donor or the public. The Act’s supporters plausibly argued that wealthy donors could use the increasingly popular philanthropic instruments for personal gain, and that DAFs allow them to hoard and perpetually control what becomes public money once [...more...]

More than Success, Students Rising Above is Giving Young People Lives of Fulfillment Students Rising Above

For 24 years, Students Rising Above (SRA) has helped thousands of students facing poverty and systemic barriers achieve success. “We […more…]

Urban Alchemy Practitioners Heal San Francisco’s Troubled Streets  Urban Alchemy

Ian, a former prison inmate paroled on the streets of San Francisco, knows how to do a tough day’s work. […more…]

A Legacy of Outdoor Education and Lifelong Learning Vida Verde

Jessica Kahlman knows that many Bay Area students have yet to lay eyes on a majestic coast redwood or dip […more…]

Eyeglasses: The Critical Difference for So Many Struggling Students Vision to Learn

Five-year-old Noah was almost legally blind, pressing his nose against the page to make sense of the words. Then a […more…]

Youth Law Center Carves Paths to College for Justice-Impacted Youth Youth Law Center

At 20, Jacqueline Rodriguez found herself at a critical junction in her life. If she continued on her path, the […more…]

 Global Aid in Time of Global Crisis Direct Relief

In 1945, William Zimdin, an Estonian immigrant who had fled fascism to California, dedicated his fortune to sending relief parcels […more…]

Helping Vulnerable Kids Be Seen and Heard East Bay Children’s Law Offices

Here’s something you might not expect to hear from foster kids: “I want to spend more time with my lawyer.” […more…]

Supporting Local Journalism and Empowering Our Collective Social Health San Francisco Public Press

The San Francisco Public Press wants you to know two things: the truth behind the major problems afflicting the Bay […more…]

Razing the Bar: Turning Institutions Into Family Razing the Bar

At 18, after a youth spent in foster care, homeless shelters, and other county institutions, Dontae Lartigue rolled up his […more…]

A Tangible, Actionable Vision of a World Beyond Plastic Pollution Plastic Pollution Coalition

Plastic is causing unprecedented damage to the earth, wildlife, and humanity. This year, researchers found microplastics in Antarctica’s snowfall and […more…]