Celebrating Historic Leadership

Benjamin Jealous is preparing to take the helm of the NAACP as the youngest President in the organization’s 100+ year history. The Foundation, together with Bay Area Blacks in Philanthropy and Northern California Grantmakers, hosted a fantastic reception at the Museum of the African Diaspora to share well wishes and good luck to our Bay Area colleague. Photos by Aled …

Being Green

Three years ago, the devastation of Hurricane Katrina and the accompanying chasms it exposed impelled me to think about how I might be able to work harder and and more broadly for justice. The following year, I was fortunate to meet former Vice President (and future Nobel Laureate) Al Gore, who presented his Inconvenient Truth in our offices (he’s buddies …

A Word from Denver

Here we are in Denver at the Democratic National Convention, where there is so much going on it’s impossible to experience even a very small fraction of it! Being here makes us even prouder of the Foundation’s staff and the work of its grantees. It’s clear that we have not only identified cutting edge issues to focus on – the …

Introducing…

Hello, Everyone!  I am Tiffany Price, the new Grantee Advocate for the Mitchell Kapor Foundation.  I’m so excited to be starting on a new and exciting adventure to amplify and reinforce our commitment to serving low-income communities and communities of color.  Because we want to work more closely with our grantee organizations in new and strategic ways and also seek …

Trying something new

Greetings, community. Welcome to our new blog. Our intention isn’t to get us on the blogging bandwagon (which I think started six years ago), but to use this as a tool to share our grantmaking philosophy, practices, and processes. Two of the Foundation’s core values are openness and transparency, and we hope that this blog will allow us to further …