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With flames ablaze and billowing smoke at both ends of the state, it seems that wildfires have become the new normal in California. In response, regional grantmaking associations have emerged as sources of fire-related relief information and central points of contact for donors who want to help.... Read more
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The California Wellness Foundation recently approved $5.2 million in grants under its Advancing Wellness grants program. These grants include $600,000 for support to organizations assisting migrants and asylum-seekers at the San Diego border. The border-related grantmaking is informed by a fact-... Read more
Foundation funding to cover paid time-off for executive directors and professional development for staff The California Wellness Foundation announces that 10 nonprofit executives leading health- and wellness-focused organizations in California will be recognized with 2018 Cal Wellness Sabbatical... Read more
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United Way set up a Southern California Disaster Relief Fund Friday, November 9,2018, to support long-term recovery from the Hill and Woolsey wildfires for low-income individuals and families. Relief funds will assist fire victims in re-establishing their lives, and the fund will be updated as... Read more
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Customers can donate to wildfire relief efforts through bank’s California ATMs Wells Fargo & Company announced that it is donating $250,000 to fund wildfire relief efforts in California. The funds will help support disaster relief operations for people impacted by the Camp Fire in Northern... Read more
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Our thoughts go out to our members, partners, friends and everyone impacted by the the Woolsey and Hill fires. We will keep this page updated with information that could be helpful in responding appropriately to these disasters that are forcing thousands of people to evacuate their homes. With... Read more
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In what has become an all-too-common story in America, a lone gunman opened fire at a Thousand Oaks, Calif. bar called Borderline Bar and Grill. It is a country-western dance bar that was offering College Night.  The shooter, David Long, 28, killed 13 people, including a sheriff’s sergeant. Long,... Read more
Assessing the performance of a foundation is notoriously challenging. How well do foundation leaders believe they understand what is and isn’t working in their foundation’s efforts? How are they building that understanding? What information are they choosing to share with others? To answer these... Read more
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Numbers don’t lie—unless they are left out of an equation to begin with. When numbers are missing from a calculation, a deceptive void appears like a black hole that swallows otherwise important realities. As far as the U.S. Census Bureau is concerned, an undercount of the population happens too... Read more
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I can hardly believe that today brings news of another tragic mass murder by a gunman—this one in Thousand Oaks, California. My heart breaks with sadness, anger and frustration that we must face this together yet again, so soon after the horrific murders in Pittsburgh two weeks ago. This incident... Read more
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