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Guaranteed Basic Income Programs Proliferate Across CA


Beginning Monday, 150 households in Fresno County are expected to receive a $500 prepaid card to spend on anything they’d like — no strings attached. It will be the first of 12 monthly recurring payments those Southwest Fresno and Huron residents will receive as part of a guaranteed basic income program for low-income families.

These California Schools Connect Kids to Community Services. Will They Survive Budget Cuts?


Gov. Gavin Newsom launched the community school initiative with $4.1 billion in grants to connect students and their families to medical care, counseling and other services.

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Silicon Valley Homeless Nonprofit CEO Steps Down Amid Turmoil

HomeFirst CEO Andrea Urton is stepping down, leaving questions about the future of one of Santa Clara County’s largest homeless support service providers.
The group's board of directors said today Urton's departure is effective immediately. She led the nonprofit through …

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49ers Dole Out Millions in Santa Clara Community Benefits

For a decade, the 49ers have worked to help uplift the community surrounding the city the team calls home.
In an effort to recognize that work, they're celebrating Levi's Stadium's 10th anniversary by launching “49ers Cares About Santa Clara,” an …

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Grants From DAs Office Aim to Help Disadvantaged Youth of Color

The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office said that $60,000 will be awarded to community organizations and groups to aid local disadvantaged youth of color.

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Mushroom Fest Raises Funds for Scholarships, Nonprofits

The 40th Morgan Hill Mushroom Festival unfolded Saturday and Sunday at the Downtown Amphitheater grounds and Depot Street.

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Rotary Provides Grants to Morgan Hill Residents Pursuing Careers in the Trades

Rotary Club of Morgan Hill awarded $9,200 through seven Darren Dean Vocational Educational Grants at the club’s May 8 meeting.

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San Jose Residents Want City to Revisit Community Center Spending

While San Jose works to divvy up a hefty donation from Google, residents want to make sure that money goes back to supporting their communities.
Part of Google’s $200 million donation to San Jose was $1 million to support the …

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25 AAPI Leaders From California

California has been home to many Asian American and Pacific Islanders who have transcended barriers and reshaped society, from education to advocacy, art to sports, politics, and beyond.

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Silicon Valley Nonprofit Shutters Homeless Support Group

A homeless support group in San Jose is closing down, and members are unsure about whether they will be able to continue their work.
Sacred Heart Community Service shuttered its homelessness organizing committee, Survivors of the Streets (SOS), and let …

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Los Gatos Community Helps Struggling Residents Pay Rent

Los Gatos resident Shelly never thought she would struggle to make rent. But following a series of family tragedies and the loss of her job, she's unsure how to keep a roof over herself and her dog Buddy.
"Having a …

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Gilroy Assistance League Announces 2024 Grant Recipients

The Gilroy Assistance League officially announced their 2024 grant recipients at a luncheon and presentation held April 11 at Eagle Ridge Golf Course.


Stand Down events provide veterans with valuable resources including housing assistance, medical care, and a solid community of support.
Veterans in Need ‘Stand Down’
At hundreds of Stand Down events throughout California, veterans agencies and organizations come together to deliver life’s necessities.
Celebrating Veterans Every Day
These organizations are dedicated to serving the needs of those who served America.
There are more than 300 community service districts in California.
Community Services Districts, Explained
Areas that the county overlooks can form their own local governments.
Kerry Wood, CEO of the Sacramento Region Community Foundation, says the organization researches areas of need to help donors direct their contributions.
What Is a Community Foundation?
By channeling funds to a number of nonprofits working on various issues in a given region, community foundations help solve big problems throughout California.
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