North Bay Wildfires: Supporting Our Community

As we all watch with heavy hearts and disbelief at the wildfire devastation throughout our north bay counties, we want to act. Most of us have stories to share of friends, colleagues or family members who have been directly impacted by the fires. Hearing those stories...

Celebrating Bill Bowes

Our PFS team is saddened to share the news that Bill Bowes, the President and Founder of the William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation and a client of Pacific Foundation Services, passed away on December 28, 2016. We have heard from many of his grantees with whom he had worked...

Making Sense of the 5% Rule

There is much talk in philanthropy about the “five percent rule,” the legal requirement that each year, a private foundation is required to spend at least five percent of its endowment on grants and expenses related to charitable activity. Clients are often asking me...