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Driving Social Change

We Just Launched Our Gun Store Transparency Project Brady | United Against Gun Violence:

The largest database of ATF gun store inspection reports ever released to the public, exposing gun stores cited for breaking […more…]

Coach Steve Kerr on Why He Fights to Prevent Gun Violence Brady | United Against Gun Violence:

Preventing gun violence] is the number one issue for me.” — Coach Steve Kerr Thirty-six years ago, Golden State Warriors […more…]

‘Inspiring the Next Generation of Upstanders’ Facing History and Ourselves

Elaine Guarnieri-Nunn was attending a Facing History and Ourselves seminar about the steps that led to the Holocaust years ago […more…]

Environment

A Global Plastics Treaty to “Turn Off the Tap” Wins Support at UNEA Plastic Pollution Coalition

In what is being heralded as a historic win for advocates working to tackle the plastic pollution crisis, parties to […more…]

Fighting Inequality Through Hands-On Environmental Learning Vida Verde

Outdoor education is a right, not a privilege – everyone deserves to know the joy of a bracing hike among […more…]

WIN: White House Announces Phase Out of Single-Use Plastics in U.S. National Parks Plastic Pollution Coalition

The White House announced today that the Department of the Interior will reduce and eventually phase out the sale of […more…]

Family Ties

Here to Help the Healing Begin Jewish Family and Children’s Services

Jewish Family and Children’s Services (JFCS) was founded in San Francisco in 1850, the same year as the State of […more…]

Helping People, Changing Lives Community Action Marin

For many, Marin County conjures the image of a wealthy enclave replete with mansions tucked into its verdant hills and […more…]

For Sunday Friends Foundation, the Pandemic Offered a Silver Lining Sunday Friends Foundation

When COVID-19 shut down the Bay Area in March 2020, Sunday Friends Foundation had to pivot from hosting programs at […more…]

For the Children

A Child Abuse-Ending Ecosystem Safe & Sound

Not long after the pandemic immobilized supply chains, causing a shortage of basic necessities at San Francisco Bay Area food […more…]

Forever Changing California’s Commitment to the Emotional Well-Being of its Children California Children’s Trust

Driving real, lasting social change requires clear vision, an ability to articulate that vision, and then the ability to ensure […more…]

Family Justice Initiative Report East Bay Children’s Law Offices

In December 2021, East Bay Children’s Law Offices, East Bay Family Defenders and Dependency Legal Services released results about their […more…]

For the Youth

Family Justice Initiative Report East Bay Children’s Law Offices

In December 2021, East Bay Children’s Law Offices, East Bay Family Defenders and Dependency Legal Services released results about their […more…]

‘Let the Youth Lead’ VOICES of Napa

In 2005, Napa County officials came to On The Move, a local nonprofit, desperate to move the needle on positive […more…]

Fostering Care

Moving Fast and Fixing Things iFoster

“Helping kids in foster care reach their full potential.” The lightbulb went off, as it often does, during a walk. […more…]

The James Irvine Foundation Awards $1.5 Million to Innovative Leaders of Six California Nonprofits iFoster

2022 Leadership Award recipients tackle the state’s most critical and high-profile challenges The James Irvine Foundation today announced the recipients of […more…]

Hope for My Brothers and Sisters Coming Out of Foster Care Razing the Bar

As early as I can remember, my life has been an emotional rollercoaster. My family would go from being stable […more…]

Homelessness

Paving the Path for Brighter Futures  Community Action Marin

Running the county’s largest nonprofit social services agency keeps the Community Action Marin team of over 200 staff busy. A […more…]

At The Crossroads 2022 Key Initiatives At the Crossroads

Each year the At The Crossroads (ATC) team sits down to reflect on our organizational goals and progress, and set […more…]

You’re invited to Step Up Marin 5/20/22! Community Action Marin

We invite you to join Community Action Marin, along with other community leaders and advocates for equity, to a special evening. […more…]

Justice For All

NCLR Applauds Historic Confirmation of Chantale Wong as First Out Lesbian U.S. Ambassador National Center for Lesbian Rights

Today, the United States Senate voted 66-31 to confirm Chantale Wong to serve as the Director of the Asian Development […more…]

Defending Rights, Securing Justice Human Rights Watch

For more than 40 years, Human Rights Watch has investigated human rights abuses, exposed the facts, and demanded change in […more…]

Turning Trauma into Resilience for Oakland’s Vibrant Community Center for Empowering Refugees and Immigrants

When a flood of Afghan refugees began arriving in the Bay Area this fall, their plight was immediately understood by […more…]

Meeting Disaster

Rescue Dogs. Rescue People. National Disaster Search Dog Foundation

Although you’ll seldom see them in comic books, search dogs are the closest thing to real life superheroes. Not only […more…]

Teach The Children Well

Communicate with Joy Center for Early Intervention on Deafness

Executive Director Cindy Dickeson and her team see it all the time. Parents walk through the doors of CEID, the […more…]

Bringing Students’ Potential into Focus Vision to Learn

For underperforming public schools across the country, the myriad challenges are plain to see. Too often, for students in those […more…]

‘Navigational Capital’ Students Rising Above

Veronica Toscano has overcome tremendous obstacles, regularly facing poverty and violence throughout her childhood in the South Bay. Her family […more…]

The Arts

Driving Equity Through Artistic Expression Destiny Arts Center

Julia Chigamba, a master Zimbabwean dance instructor, had just begun a performance with a second-grade class at the former Roots […more…]

Destiny Arts Center Presents: Letters to the Present Destiny Arts Center

If you had the chance to speak to the world at this moment, what would you say? To what or […more…]

Telling Truth Through Theater Crowded Fire Theater

What do the hit shows Tony and Black Monday have in common? They feature writers – Dipika Guha and Christina Anderson – who got […more…]

The Fourth Estate

Building a Better Democracy through Unmatched Reporting CalMatters

CalMatters was founded to fill the gap left by a shrinking press corps in order to empower people to engage […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…]

Public Service Journalism That Punches Above Its Weight San Francisco Public Press

Who hasn’t wondered why, in an immensely wealthy and creative city like San Francisco, no one can move the needle […more…]

To Your Health

Todo Por Mi Familia Offers Families More Than Mental Health Services, it Provides Them Everything Seneca

In March 2020, the U.S. government awarded Seneca Family of Agencies an important contract to coordinate mental health services for […more…]

Because Nobody Should Have to Choose Between Feeding Themselves or Their Pet Shanti Project

Sandra beat breast cancer several years ago, yet continues to struggle with anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Luckily, to […more…]

Letting the Body Come to Life Rafiki Coalition for Health and Wellness

Medicine often starts with a story. And the story Dr. Monique LeSarre tells about health and San Francisco’s African-American community […more…]

Youth Justice

Dismantling the Pipeline to Prison Fresh Lifelines for Youth

The first time Ali Knight walked into a prison at age 25, he was surprised to see a childhood friend […more…]

Power in Partnership: Elevating Shared Parenting Policies and Practices Through The Lens of Lived Experience Youth Law Center

Youth Law Center’s Quality Parenting Initiative has created a national movement to change the policies, practices, and culture of foster […more…]

Designed to Fail: New YLC Report Reveals Abusive, Inhumane Treatment of Black Children with Disabilities in TN Youth Law Center

YLC’s new investigative report, Designed to Fail,  in partnership with Disability Rights Tennessee (DRT) exposes the inhumane and abusive treatment […more…]