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Santa Barbara Foundation Supports the National Academies of Sciences Research and Report on ‘Families Caring for an Aging America’

Publication date: 
10/20/2016

In September, the Santa Barbara Foundation joined fourteen other sponsors in the public release ofFamilies Caring for an Aging America, a report published by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The publication details the prevalence and nature of family caregiving of older adults as well as its personal impact on caregivers’ health, economic security, and overall well-being. Most importantly, the report examines the available evidence on the effectiveness of programs and interventions designed to support family caregivers.

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Looking Back: The James Irvine Foundation's 2015 Year in Review

Publication date: 
08/29/2016

The following is an excerpt from The James Irvine Foundation's CEO and President, Don Howard's full letter in the Irvine Foundation's 2015 Year in Review, which was released on August 29, 2016. The Foundation typically shares the Year in Review at this time of year to include all of the necessary updates — and plan to share our 2016 updates even earlier in 2017.

Focus: That is the word that best summarizes our 2015 efforts here at the Irvine Foundation.

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Simon Family Foundation - Simon Scholar Spotlight Southern California Newsletter

Publication date: 
01/08/2016

The Simon Family Foundation was established to facilitate students with difficult life and economic circumstances in their quests to achieve the American dream through a college education. The students we serve are committed to achieving personal success while positively impacting the lives of others in their communities. The Simon Scholar spotlight newsletter highlights some of the Foundation's recent accomplishments.

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The Hip Family's Guide to Happier Holidays 2015

Publication date: 
12/09/2015

Back by popular demand, Lisa Parker of The Lawrence Welk Family Foundation, has just released an updated edition of The Hip Family's Guide to Happier Holidays! As the founder of Family Circle Advisors, Parker's work focuses on bringing together the premier practitioners in family philanthropy and youth giving to ensure that families experience the profound power of giving--together.

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Struggling to Get By: The Real Cost Measure in California 2015

Publication date: 
07/15/2015

Nearly a third of California’s households “struggle each month to meet basic needs,” largely because of the state’s high cost of living, a new study by United Ways of California concludes.

The study relies on what the organization calls a “real cost measure” that goes well beyond the Census Bureau’s official poverty measure, which dates back to the early 1960s and pegs California’s rate at just half of what the United Ways study found.

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Delivering on a Promise: Advances and Opportunities in Health Care for Low-Income Californians

Publication date: 
02/11/2015

Since 2011, Blue Shield of California Foundation has invested in a series of studies examining the healthcare preferences and experiences of low-income Californians. The research provides a unique inside-look at what real Californians think about their healthcare in order to inform the work of the community health centers and clinics on the frontlines of our safety net system.

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Breathing New Life into Catholic Schools: An Exploration of Catholic School Governance Models

Publication date: 
01/01/2015

This white paper was researched, prepared, and published by FADICA (Foundations and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities). The white paper, a project recommended by the FADICA Catholic schools affinity group, has received good feedback from critical partners in Catholic school innovation nationwide. At the request of the USCCB Education Office, the draft was shared with 60 bishops in a special dialogue with the USCCB's Committee on Catholic Education. The Committee’s chair, Archbishop George J.

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Grantee Perception Report: David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Publication date: 
12/01/2014

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation engaged the Center for Effective Philanthropy to survey grantees and to prepare a Grantee Perception Report™ (GPR). The GPR is a confidential survey that provides a comprehensive assessment of grantee perceptions of performance, and compares the data to data from other foundations whose grantees were also surveyed. Investing in this process helps us understand how grantees view the impact of a foundation's work and how a foundation is doing overall with strategies and grants processes.

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Hot Wheels Speedometry STEM Education Tool

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11/01/2014

Hot Wheels® Speedometry™ encourages inquiry and real-world, problem-based learning through play, hands-on activities and in-depth lesson plans that support both Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. This education curriculum, co-created with researchers at the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education, combines Hot Wheels® fun, imagination, and action, as well as toys and track to accelerate learning.

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