Presidents Message

Gratitude and a Greater Good: Farewell reflections from Peter Long

Dear friends and colleagues,

On March 14, we announced that I would be leaving the Foundation to join Blue Shield...

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President's Letter

Standing Firm and Moving Further Forward

This past year, against a backdrop of unprecedented change, the Foundation had a historic opportunity to put our values...

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Further Forward

As we look at our world and all of its complex challenges, it’s clear that we need not only more funding and support for...

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Faith in the Future

December 14, 2017

I visited Ojai recently with my wife and we decided to go to Sunday...

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Coming Together and Forging Ahead

During a time in which there seems to be a dearth of good news, we have some to share: Californians are working...

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Rights, Realities, and Resilience

As I read the news each day, I find new resolve to continue pushing further forward in our mission. I’m also reminded...

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Broader Perspective; Enduring Impact

This quarter, we continued to build upon our Act Now grantmaking to help meet the immediate needs of Californians...

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Together we Stand

Given the results of the recent election, we don’t yet know what changes we will encounter on the road ahead. What we do...

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Underwater Reflections

Warm summer weather often takes me to the pool to swim laps. While I have accepted that I will not be the next Katie...

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Unity, Ingenuity, and Hope in Havana

I recently had the opportunity to travel to Cuba for an educational trip with my fellow board members at Grantmakers in...

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