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November 2014

Equity in a Drought: Making Every Drop Count for Everyone

November 24 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
The San Francisco Foundation,
One Embarcadero Center, Suite 1400, San Francisco, CA 94111 United States

Join The San Francisco Foundation and the Environmental Justice Coalition for Water for a half-day convening of experts from grassroots organizations, research institutions, philanthropy, and government to share knowledge and build strategies for addressing water scarcity and ensuring access in low-income communities. Our goal is to identify a set of tangible policy and programmatic actions that will help move Bay Area communities forward with relation to equity and water issues. Panelists and discussion leaders include: Moderator: David Beckman, Executive Director,…

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Inequality, Opportunity, and Technology: The Richmond Bay Campus and the Campaign to Create a More Inclusive Regional Economy

November 17 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The California Endowment,
1111 Broadway, Oakland, 94607 United States
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The California Endowment and The San Francisco Foundation are pleased to invite you to attend a special briefing on Inequality, Opportunity, and Technology: The Richmond Bay Campus and the Campaign to Create a More Inclusive Economy. The Richmond Bay Campus is a new research campus planned by UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory that will be an anchor for the innovation economy in a part of the region with one of the highest concentrations of poverty and lack of…

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Free

The San Francisco Foundation’s Annual Literary Awards Reading

November 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The San Francisco Foundation,
One Embarcadero Center, Suite 1400, San Francisco, CA 94111 United States
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The San Francisco Foundation’s Annual Literary Awards Reading Join us to celebrate our 2014 Literary Awardees and hear them read from their award-winning manuscripts. Nationally acclaimed writer and performer Aya de Leon will emcee. Indira Allegra Ingrid Rojas Contreras Richard T. D’Elia Jennifer Hasegawa Vanessa Hua Sylvia Linsteadt Juliana Delgado Lopera RSVP online The reading is free and open to the public

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Breaking The Cycle Symposium

November 12 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP,
San Francisco Ferry Bldg, Suite 200, San Francisco, CA 94111 United States
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In recognition of Homelessness Awareness Month, Community Housing Partnership is hosting a symposium on breaking the cycle of homelessness in San Francisco and beyond. Our panel, moderated by Fred Blackwell of the San Francisco Foundation, will include: Bevan Dufty, Director of Housing Opportunity, Partnerships & Engagement (HOPE) Carla Javits, President and CEO, REDF Gail Gilman, Executive Director, Community Housing Partnership A light reception will follow. Free to the public. RSVP required.

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Impact of Global Climate Change on the Built Environment

November 7 @ 9:15 am - 10:45 am
The Westin Long Beach,
333 East Ocean Boulevard , Long Beach, CA 90802 United States

At the 8th Annual National Conference on Health Disparities, policies and programs to reduce health disparities will be at the heart of the conversation as truly healthy communities and their citizen-leaders recognize the roles human health, environmental quality, environmental justice and economic development play in overall community development. Join us for a panel conversation on Friday, November 7 from 9:15-10:45am featuring TSFF Program Director, Francesca Vietor, for a discussion on the impact of global climate change on the built environment…

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Addressing Displacement of Nonprofit Organizations

November 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The San Francisco Foundation,
One Embarcadero Center, Suite 1400, San Francisco, CA 94111 United States

Many San Francisco nonprofits are facing rising rents and eviction as the vacancy rates has plummeted citywide from 12.4 percent to 9.3 percent and the average commercial rent has risen by 32.8 percent, from $39.67 per square foot to $52.69. Against that backdrop, city officials, philanthropy and nonprofits have been working diligently to find solutions that preserve essential services for the health, well-being and economic self-sufficiency of San Francisco’s residents as well as preserve the all-important arts and cultural organizations.…

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October 2014
Free

Grantwriters’ Anxiety Support Program (GASP): Focus on Funding in the Arts

October 30 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Foundation Center – San Francisco,
312 Sutter Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94108 United States
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Thursday, October 30, 2014 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm  PT Art and culture are integral parts of our society, ever evolving and continually changing, but always providing a creative spark that inspires and challenges the imagination, and offering a forum to discuss differing views and ideas. However, competition for arts funding is growing, as arts organizations compete against other worthy causes. Join us for a lively discussion with representatives from prominent local funders to hear about the current state of arts…

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25 Years After Loma Prieta and Days After Napa: Philanthropy’s Role in Mitigating the Impact of Disaster on the Most Vulnerable

October 30 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
The World Affairs Council,
312 Sutter Street , San Francisco, 94105 United States
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What disasters from Loma Prieta to Napa to Hurricane Sandy teach us is that everything that funders have done to address important issues from health to education to the safety net can disappear in seconds, minutes and sometimes days. How do funders prepare the communities and organizations that receive much of our philanthropic investments for disasters and insure that institutions and social supports can recover quickly? How can we as funders help kids get back to schools, families back to…

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Free

Meet the Grantmakers: What’s Trending in the Arts Funding World

October 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Foundation Center – San Francisco,
312 Sutter Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94108 United States
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 10:00 am - 12:00 pm  PT Panelists will describe their organizations’ funding priorities as they pertain to arts organizations, share current regional arts funding trends, share new or emerging areas of interest, discuss recent leadership transitions in regional foundations and reflect on best practices for securing foundation support. Panelists: * Emma Leggat, Head of Corporate Communications & CSR, StubHub * Frances Phillips, Program Director, Arts and the Creative Work Fund, Walter and Elise Haas Fund * Tere Romo, Program…

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Seize the Moment: Leveraging Key Trends Toward Out-of-School Time Quality and Scale

October 23 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Eden Roc Miami Beach,
4525 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140 United States

On October 23, 2014 at the Grantmakers for Education 18th Annual Conference, the Grantmakers for Education Out-of-School Time (OST) Funder Network will launch its new Quality in OST Series, a multi-part initiative to examine quality in out-of-school time and explore the roles funders have to ensure quality programs and supports. As part of this series, the conference convening will examine how the following key trends and innovations are impacting OST quality and scale: The increasing realization by the K12 sector…

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