Working Partnerships USA and its allies won this change by: Choosing their moment. Building a base. Telling compelling stories. Using research to shift the narrative. Ways to Win: The Battle for Renters’ Rights in Silicon Valley If you write a monthly rent check, you know … Continue reading "Ways to Win: The Battle for Renters’ Rights in Silicon Valley"
Caring Across Generations and its allies won this policy by: Understanding the issue from many viewpoint Building relationships with involved groups. Sharing stories to raise awareness and make progress. Seeking solutions that benefit many people. As the baby-boom generation crosses the threshold into old age, … Continue reading "Ways to Win: How Advocates Won Caregiver Support in Hawai’i"
SEATTLE – Marguerite Casey Foundation presented 19 young community leaders with the Sargent Shriver Youth Warriors Against Poverty Leadership Award, in honor of their vision, passion and dedication to improving the lives of families in their communities. Each of the honorees received an award of … Continue reading "Marguerite Casey Foundation Announces 2017 Sargent Shriver Youth Warriors Against Poverty"
The Chronicle of Philanthropy Spotlights Marguerite Casey Foundation’s Investment and Financial Stewardship
On June 6, 2017, The Chronicle of Philanthropy published, “Getting Squeezed,” a news report that found endowments for nonprofit charities and foundations nationwide are experiencing difficulty producing strong and sound investment returns. The report highlighted Marguerite Casey Foundation’s nearly 8 percent investment return in … Continue reading "The Chronicle of Philanthropy Spotlights Marguerite Casey Foundation’s Investment and Financial Stewardship"
Marguerite Casey Foundation Board Member Tessie Guillermo was named one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s most influential women in business in 2017, an award that recognizes a career that has spanned social impact, health care, technology, public policy and philanthropy. The San Francisco Business … Continue reading "Marguerite Casey Foundation’s Tessie Guillermo Honored for Her Impact and Influence"
Snapshot of MCF’s Grantmaking Strategy & the Midwest Region Click Image to Enlarge There are several aspects of the Foundation’s Southwest Region that give it its character. One important concern is a vulnerable labor force.New Mexico has the highest rate of poverty in the … Continue reading "Southwest Regional Analysis"
For Mother’s Day 2017, families will pause to thank the moms in their lives. Maybe they’ll make her breakfast in bed, deliver a homemade card or simply let her escape the daily grind for a while. But every year, many women don’t even see their … Continue reading "Mama’s Bail Out Day Goal: Reunite Moms and Kids for Mother’s Day"
For over 20 years, the Alabama Organizing Project (AOP) has been training the future leaders of Alabama to speak out and educate others for social justice. AOP is a unique collaborative of organizations that have been working to mobilize low-income families to advocate on their … Continue reading "Alabama Coalition Builds Leadership for Social Change"
Snapshot of MCF’s Grantmaking Strategy & the South Region Click Image to Enlarge Click Image to Enlarge There are several aspects of the Foundation’s South Region that give it its character. Seven of the region’s eight states are home to government trifectas, where one … Continue reading "Regional Analysis : South"
By Tony Roshan Samara Program Director of Land Use and Housing Urban Habitat The Bay Area is undergoing a dramatic transformation that is displacing working class, low-income communities, and communities of color to the outer parts of the region and concentrating affluent populations in the … Continue reading "Poor Residents Of Color Are Pushed To The Outskirts"