Two Scholarship Opportunities for SFUSD & OUSD HS Seniors

1. OAKLAND STUDENTS ONLY East Bay College Fund is now accepting applications for its $16,000 Great Expectations Scholarship Program. Scholars receive: $16,000 over 4-5 years A personal mentor and college counselor Life and professional skills development To be eligible, you must: Be a graduating senior at an Oakland public high school Attend a degree program at a 4-year accredited, not …

Nonprofit Technology Conference to be held in Oakland – November 14-16

On November 14 – 16, Aspiration will be hosting its annual nonprofit technology festival at Preservation Park in Oakland.  The Nonprofit Software Development Summit is not just for techies! The agenda is designed to be relevant and inclusive for all nonprofit technology stakeholders, from new users to seasoned practitioners.  The conference is set up to be very flexible based on …

2012 Info Tech for Social Impact Grants

Citizen Engagement Lab Education Fund Berkeley, CA $20,000 for general support. Code for America Oakland, CA $30,000 for general support. Common Counsel Foundation Oakland, CA $10,000 for Grassroots Exchange Fund. Voto Latino, Inc. Washington, DC $20,000 for general support. League of Young Voters Education Fund Brooklyn, NY $5,000 for mobile technology reporting and planning. Oakland Rising Oakland, CA $50,000 for …

2012 College Bound Brotherhood Grants

2012 College Bound Brotherhood Grants ASAP San Francisco, CA $25,000 for College Bound Brotherhood work. Bayview Association for Youth San Francisco, CA $25,000 for College Bound Brotherhood work. East Bay College Fund Oakland, CA $25,000 for College Bound Brotherhood work. East Oakland Youth Development Center Oakland, CA $25,000 for College Brotherhood work. James Morehouse Project El Cerrito, CA $25,000 for …

Unique Opportunity to Apply for and/or Nominate a Fearless Changemaker – Deadline October 15th!

The Case Foundation  recently launched Finding Fearless – a search for America’s most fearless Changemakers! This is part of the Case Foundation’s Be Fearless campaign.  They are looking for stories of the unsung, unnoticed and uncelebrated individuals in communities across the country that have a successful track record of tackling social challenges through bold, uncommon, experimental, unconventional, and fearless approaches. …

Mitch Kapor and Freada Kapor Klein Honored at Local Nonprofit

Mitch Kapor and Freada Kapor Klein were honored at Hidden Villa‘s 16th Annual Josephine and Frank Duveneck Humanitarian Awards Dinner on Saturday, September 22nd featuring Hidden Villa’s “beyond organic” produce and pasture-raised meats and honoring four outstanding humanitarians in the community. Over 300 people attended the dinner and celebrated the Duveneck family legacy and rallied community support for the important …

Aspiration Sponsors California Nonprofit Tech Festival – 9/27-28, 2012

Aspiration and statewide community partners are excited to announce the first-ever California Nonprofit Tech Festival.  The event will bring together nonprofit staff and social justice activists who have interest and passion around technology for social change.  Generously funded by the California Consumer Protection Foundation, this community-focused two-day event will be held in Fresno, California, on September 27th  and 28th from …

Free Foundation Center Event: Nonprofit CRM Roundtable – 9/25

The Foundation Center is hosting a free program to educate nonprofits who are looking for help in selecting a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system. Find more details about the event below. Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Location:  The Foundation Center-San Francisco 312 Sutter Street, 2nd Floor San Francisco, CA 94108

A Few Days Left to Apply! East Bay Fellowship for E.D.s – 9/18 Deadline

LeaderSpring is still recruiting nonprofit leaders from the East Bay for its Class of 2014 Fellowship. LeaderSpring is a project of the Tides Center and has a long track record in transforming communities through leadership development.  Click here for the Call for Applications. Applications are due Tuesday, September 18, 2012, by 5:00 p.m.  For more information, please visit LeaderSpring’s website, …

Lessons for Budding Entrepreneurs

Last Thursday, September 6, the Kapor Foundation team had the pleasure of attending the Ideas Are Worthless Conference hosted by Black Founders Startup Ventures.  The purpose of the conference was to “connect, educate, and equip” attendees towards putting their ideas into action. Topics covered included customer development, startup fundraising, and technical talent recruitment.  We attended the conference to inform the …

Free Mobile App to Help Youth Succeed at Community College – Try It Out!

I recently stumbled upon an article that mentioned a new mobile application that’s being tested here in the Bay Area.  Inspired by its mission to increase completion rates among community college students in the U.S., GradGears recently released GradGuru for the iPhone and iPod Touch. GradGuru is a free mobile application that helps community college students keep track of campus-specific …