Philanthropy

Philanthropy

Here we post articles and stories related to our Giving Circles; stories written by our staff members, CEO, board members or allies about philanthropy and the social good sector; and any philosophical musings about collective giving or individual giving.

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Public policy is now more important than ever. We need community leaders who know how to use the legislative branch of state and local...

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One year ago, at the White House, Prosperity Together announced a $100 million commitment to women’s economic security over the course of five years....

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In May, the Foundation's WomenGO! Giving Circle celebrated a significant milestone in local philanthropy. Since 2005, members of the circle have collectively awarded $1 million in grants to Santa Clara and San Mateo county nonprofits that serve women and girls. A member of the giving circle, Sarah Longstreth, reports on the event.

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Violets, all juniors and seniors at Marlborough, have awarded over $200,000 in grants since 2006 to organizations that are working to improve the lives of underprivileged women and girls in the Los Angeles area through education. This year they awarded $10,000 each to four remarkable organizations.

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Norma Alvarez is a member of the WomenGO! giving circle based in Silicon Valley. WomenGO! is one of six giving circles in our network. In this post, Norma describes an experience that transformed the way she thinks about her philanthropy and her contribution to the economic and gender justice movements.
Reproductive Justice Team WPI

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We are proud to announce that we just awarded $450,000 in grants to 20 reproductive health and justice organizations in California. This is an...
Surina Khan traveled and listened

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Last month I celebrated my first year as CEO of the Women’s Foundation of California. Since 1979, this statewide community foundation has been strengthening...
Able Works

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Over the last 16 years, our giving circles have collectively awarded over $10.8 million to 518 outstanding nonprofit organizations that serve low-income women and girls.

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We recently secured funding that will allow us to re-engage and support the reproductive health, rights and justice field in California. We're accepting grant applications and deadline to apply is Tuesday, June 30, 2015.

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Deborah Drysdale is a member of our Race, Gender and Human Rights (RGHR) giving circle. The mission of this San Francisco-based giving circle is to promote human rights and racial and gender justice by challenging the criminal justice system and its use of mass incarceration in California.

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