Groundbreaking California Leaders Lauded by The James Irvine Foundation for Bold ...

Foundation: James Irvine Foundation, Irvine Foundation

"The California Way means finding new solutions to big problems, and that's exactly what these leaders have demonstrated through their innovative work to tackle homelessness, climate change, and other challenges facing our state," says California Gov.

Gavin Newsom.

The James Irvine Foundation has announced the recipients of its 2023 Leadership Awards, which honor seven leaders from six organizations for solutions to "critical issues affecting millions of Californians," including housing and homelessness, tribal sovereignty, and family welfare, criminal justice reform, human rights, education, food insecurity, climate change, and economic justice, per a press release.

Each recipient receives a $250,000 grant to support their work, which " merits expansion, replication, or policy support," per the release.

Among this year's recipients: Chris Contreras, chief program officer of Brilliant Corners, for helping people exit homelessness through rapid housing placements and supportive services Linda Jayaraman, president of One Fair Wage, for improving pay and working conditions for Californians through advocacy, organizing, and shifting the narrative about the value of work Blair Kreuzer and Delia Sharpe, current co-executive director and founding executive director of California Tribal Families Coalition, for advancing tribal sovereignty by unifying tribes to protect their children and families Maen Mahfoud, founder and chief executive officer of Replate Read the Entire Article

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The VF Foundation Announces $8.3 Million in Community Investments, Highlighting Efforts in ...
Foundation: United Nations Foundation

"We are proud to invest in grantees who share our passion and vision for creating meaningful change in our core focus areas," says Gloria Schoch, executive director of the VF Foundation, the private...more

The Confounding Life of the Woman Seeking to Heal San Francisco's Wounds

"I was determined to go out into the world to find the'medicine' to heal my community," says Lena Miller, a white woman who grew up in San Francisco's historically African-American Hunters Point...more

Tribal Solar Projects Provide More Than Climate Solutions

"We are disrupting the broken fossil fuel-based energy system," says Cheri Smith, a co-founder of Covenant Solar, a nonprofit that has installed solar panels on the Northern Cheyenne Indian...more

Community Works Returns - And Grows - In 2023

If you're in the nonprofit or community-building arena, you may want to consider attending a conference that's being held in person for the first time this year. That's because the annual...more

Future Of Cities

"America's cities are diverse, dynamic, and constantly evolving," and "as we envision the city of tomorrow, what pitfalls should we sidestep and what new heights can we expect to climb?" That's the...more

Enterprise and Wells Fargo Foundation Announce $20M Housing Affordability Breakthrough ...
Foundation: Wells Fargo Foundation

"We urgently need to reimagine access to quality affordable places to live in the US, which is so tightly linked to economic stability, physical and mental health, and ultimately generational...more

Family Promise of Spokane focuses on innovative solutions to help homeless

"Amazon uses technology to predict what product you might want to buy next, Facebook does the same thing to show you ads, so why can't that same type of technology be used to help solve...more

Governor Mills Appoints Former House Speaker Ryan Fecteau As Senior Advisor In ...

The speaker of Maine's House of Representatives is leaving his post to join Gov. Janet Mills' administration as a senior advisor for community development and strategic initiatives, the Portland...more

Gov. Healey's Inauguration Speech: Housing, Free Community College, Child Care, Climate ...

"It is the honor of my life to lead this state," Maura Healey said Thursday as she was inaugurated as Massachusetts' first female governor. Healey, a Democrat, took the oath of office from...more

Monadnock Area Transitional Shelter receives three grants
Foundation: New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation has awarded a $30,000 grant to a Monadnock Area Transitional Shelter that will be paid over three years. The shelter has recently expanded its services to...more

TechSoup is tapping impact investors to raise capital to fund initiatives that enable the nonprofit organization to grow and strengthen its work.

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