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Learning & Networking Opportunity: Apply Now to Attend the Funders Policy Institute on May 5-8, 2020 in Sacramento.
Criminal justice reform. It is an issue that unites public figures as disparate as Alicia Garza of Black Lives Matter, Jared Kushner, ... Read More
Historically, private foundations have focused on principal capital preservation while distributing their 5% payout for social good.
10 Questions for Frank Buenrostro, Senior Accountant at Pacific Foundation Services.
On November 14, we were thrilled to host the first annual Pacific Foundation Services community gathering, marking the season with a ... Read More
Among the more than 30 private foundations that partner with Pacific Foundation Services on their philanthropy, many are start-up, ... Read More
The health of women in the United States during pregnancy and after giving birth is a priority that should concern all Americans.
10 Questions for Fiona Smith: Vice President of Administration at Pacific Foundation Services.
In June 2018, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued an update for nonprofit enterprises clarifying accounting ... Read More
The term “grassroots” is said a lot in philanthropy, but when we use it to describe certain nonprofit organizations, what does it ... Read More
If you’re involved in any way with a private foundation, you will no doubt be familiar with the “5% payout rule.” As advocates for ... Read More
The American dream is fueled by a collective faith in merit-based opportunity and graduating from college is an essential ingredient ... Read More
10 Questions for Judi Powell: The Head of Programmatic Services at PFS Shares Insights on Philanthropy, Education, and Her Top Netflix ... Read More
The Bay Area’s global reputation for innovation, natural beauty, and a high quality of living can make it easy to underestimate the ... Read More
The fires in the North Bay began on the evening of Sunday, October 8. By the middle of that following week, our team of program ... Read More
A number of PFS client foundations have given permission for staff to send information to the Foundation Center, and that is great! ... Read More
An interesting new report called The Giving Code: Silicon Valley Nonprofits and Philanthropy, written by Alexa Cortés Culwell and ... Read More