After calling a proposal to extend two city parking garage leases “strange,” the Board of Supervisors budget committee on Wednesday postponed a vote and demanded more answers from the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.
The City Controller’s Office had advised in an audit that the transit agency stop having nonprofits manage its parking garages, yet it still proposed 10-year leases to continue using the model for the Japan Center and the Sutter Stockton garages. Read More
The CEO of Razoo, a fundraiser for nonprofits, has helped the San Francisco company raise $100 million for more than 14,000 nonprofits, with more than half of that raised in the past nine months. The company reached that funding milestone in part through Giving Days, which are 24-hour online fundraising competitions that have spurred local giving events that blend social interaction and game-design thinking. For more information, visit www.razoo.com. Read More
Paul Ash, the executive director of the San Francisco Food Bank, spent the majority of his working life in nonprofit management. But his passion for food distribution began when he was in college, and after a 20-plus-year career at the Food Bank, his appetite for feeding the hungry is still alive and well.Tell us about your background. Read More
City officials have suspended the services of a nonprofit group that was receiving taxpayer funding to provide art lessons to children after the founder and director was charged in federal court with possession of child pornography.
The federal charges prompted a local investigation into whether any children were harmed when under the care of Kid Serve founder and director 46-year-old Anthony Josef Norris. Read More
The executive director of First Graduate, a nonprofit that enrolls youth in a 10-year program to finish high school and become the first in their families to graduate from college, is organizing its fifth annual Cap & Gown fundraising event at San Francisco City Hall on May 7.
Why first-in-family graduates? We work with first-generation college students because parents’ education is the most important factor in academic attainment of the child. Read More
The San Francisco Wells Fargo reverse mortgage consultant has been named to the board of directors of the Breathe California Golden Gate Public Health Partnership, a nonprofit that fights lung disease, advocates for clean air and advances public health. White has worked with El Concilio of San Mateo County, the San Francisco Black Chamber of Commerce and the Greenlining Coalition. Read More
San Francisco nonprofits that incubate small businesses are among the winners of thousands of dollars in grant support that will help keep them on track at a time when the economy is far from rosy.
Among the recipients of the $25,000 AT&T grants is the San Francisco-based Women’s Initiative for Self Employment, which boasts numerous success stories. Read More