Google to Award $5 Million in Grants to Bay Area Nonprofits
September 30, 2015 at 6:00 am

Google wants Bay Area residents to pick the groups with the best ideas for transforming local lives., the search giant’s philanthropic arm, is seeking public input on its Google Impact Challenge grants to “change-makers and forward-thinkers who challenge the status quo ... with big ideas for an even better Bay Area,” as it says…

How Private Foundations Can Be Proactive in Summer
August 18, 2015 at 2:15 pm

It’s widely accepted in the world of fundraising that summer can be slow. Funders tune out, travel, spend time with family. In general, giving slows to a crawl. If private foundations can utilize these six easy-to-implement strategies during the remaining weeks of summer, funders will be more likely to maximize the social return on their giving, which is good news for all nonprofits and the causes they champion...

Grantmaking for Human Rights Efforts Totaled $1.8 Billion in 2012
July 16, 2015 at 12:34 pm

Funding from foundations in support of global human rights initiatives totaled $1.8 billion in 2012, a report from Foundation Center and the International Human Rights Funders Group finds. The 2015 edition of Advancing Human Rights: Update on Global Foundation Grantmaking found that 774 foundations based in 45 countries made nearly 19,000 grants to almost 11,000…

City Year Receives $2.5 Million Grant from New York Life Foundation
June 19, 2015 at 1:33 pm

City Year, an education-focused nonprofit organization that helps students to stay in school and on track to graduation, announced that it will standardize and scale its after-school middle school program with the support of a three-year $2.5 million grant from New York Life Foundation. “We are grateful and proud to welcome New York Life as…

Inequality, the Ford Foundation, and Humility
June 18, 2015 at 1:56 pm

Last week, Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation, announced that the foundation would shift its programming to focus exclusively on grantmaking that addresses inequality. In many ways, the move was very much in character for the evident culture and values set of the current leadership: “Among these many trends, the one we returned to…

Ford Shifts Grant Making to Focus Entirely on Inequality
June 12, 2015 at 1:59 pm

The fight against inequality will take center stage at the Ford Foundation under a sweeping overhaul announced today by the nation’s second biggest philanthropy. Not only will Ford direct all of its money and influence to curbing financial, racial, gender, and other inequities, but it will give lots more money in a way grantees have…

The Latest Lowdown on Government Money
December 1, 2014

Does your organization receive government funding? Or are you at least considering it? The federal government is increasingly stepping away from providing human services like elder care, and instead it is calling for nonprofits to take up the services slack.

Looking Ahead to 2015 and Beyond
December 1, 2014

In the nonprofit fundraising world, here are some of the trends we’ll be watching for and responding to in 2015.

Finding FQHC Funding: Foundation Grantseeking for Community Health Centers
October 28, 2014

It is clear that foundation opportunities exist, but many FQHCs lack the grant sophistication to identify, target and secure these funds. To mitigate these barriers to funding, relying on grant professionals to prospect for key grantseeking priority areas, develop research-based programs, and submit competitive proposals will be critical to FQHCs' long-term grantseeking success in the post-ACA era.