Social Sector Leaders

Meet the corporations and other organizations that have baked social responsibility into their missions and visions.

From Idea to Impact: The Bay is a Community Foundation Powerhouse

Great ideas always start with someone. In the case of Community Foundations, which now hold more than 10% of all philanthropic funds in America, it was a Cleveland man named Frederick Harris Goff. Having worked as a litigator for John D. Rockefeller and Standard Oil in the early 1900s, and as president of the Cleveland Trust Company, Goff was no stranger to wealth. He also advised families on estate planning and became increasingly concerned about what happened to those estates when the causes they were dedicated to no longer matched the needs of the community. “How fine it would be,” [...more...]

Mobilizing Bold Philanthropy Northern California Grantmakers

Dwayne S. Marsh, who recently joined Northern California Grantmakers (NCG) as President and CEO, doesn’t have time for business as […more…]

The ‘Bay’s Team’ On and Off the Court Warriors Community Foundation

While the Golden State Warriors’ dominance on the court has global reach, the franchise and its foundation are deeply rooted […more…]

Collectively Moving the Needle East Bay Community Foundation

Founded in 1928, East Bay Community Foundation (EBCF) partners with an active network of donors, local government funds, institutions, and […more…]

San Francisco Foundation Doing Good by Doing Well San Francisco Foundation 

For the last 75 years, the San Francisco Foundation (SFF) has laid the foundation for countless community initiatives in the […more…]

SVCF: Leadership and Expertise are Driving Massive Donations to Local Nonprofits Silicon Valley Community Foundation

It all starts with trust. In the spring of 2022, the Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) – the largest community […more…]

An Honest Broker with a Big Megaphone Warriors Community Foundation

Every year, the Warriors Community Foundation – the philanthropic arm of the six-time NBA Champion Golden State Warriors – hosts […more…]

Crowdsourcing Philanthropy Battery Powered

“Philanthropy shouldn’t be a lonely endeavor,” says Colleen Gregerson, executive director of Battery Powered. As Gregerson – a veteran philanthropy […more…]