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Hands forming the shape of hearts

“Look closely at the present you are constructing: it should look like the future you are dreaming." -Alice Walker Like you, I’ve had a heavy heart over the past week. In the wake of George Floyd’s...

On May 29, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom announced several actions to support survivors and those at risk of domestic violence, including $5.3M to organizations working to mitigate the effects of COVID...

Carolyn Wang Kong's parents

I usually have to explain how I came to be born in Greensboro, North Carolina. Because, well, how does a Chinese American family end up in the South in the 1970s? My family’s story is one that isn’t...

This article previously appeared in Philanthropy Women : During a class at the Harvard School of Public Health, Debbie Chang’s instructor showed a picture of a tractor in the middle of a field in...

Group of hula dancers holding hands

As we continue to shelter in place and adjust how we function in our daily lives, I try to stay positive and find the “silver lining”. This is one of the many Native Hawaiian cultural practices we’ve...

Ethnic media headlines

As a former Public Information Officer, I watched the first San Francisco Bay Area coronavirus press conferences with enormous interest. This was a bold step in which our region would lead the nation...

Portrait of Ray Baxter
Raymond Baxter, Ph.D.

Reflections on a year with the Foundation, capping a career in health This post started out as an appreciation for the past year I spent leading this Foundation: why I came here, what I gained from...

A vendor pushes a paletas cart in front of a colorful mural near Fruitvale, California

On April 15, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom announced a new statewide fund to support immigrant communities who have lost jobs or wages as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic: Blue Shield of California...

headshot of Debbie Chang

When I came to the Foundation just a few weeks ago, I was energized to help achieve our bold goal: to make California the healthiest state with the lowest rates of domestic violence. I didn’t know it...

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