Impact: Winter 2019

We explore the future of charitable giving in this issue of Impact by highlighting ways several stakeholders in local philanthropy—including the Foundation and other institutional funders, individual donors, and nonprofit professionals—are evolving our sector to more effectively serve its most important stakeholder: Our vibrant, healthy community.

As we look to the future of our sector, my Foundation colleagues and I are utterly confident. We believe the future of philanthropy is guided by equity and inclusion, as is so eloquently articulated by our fundholder, APIs RISE. We believe the future of philanthropy will see more donors make unrestricted grants and support innovative opportunities to strengthen nonprofits and their leaders—all of which the Foundation already prioritizes.

We know the future of philanthropy is secured only by nurturing future philanthropists. Many young people in the region are introduced to charitable giving through opportunities like our Grants Advisory Board for Youth, which we profile in this issue of Impact alongside other innovative programs. Many others learn the value of giving from their families. That is certainly the case for our fundholder, Maura, whose meaningful story we share on page 20.

The future of philanthropy in the Sacramento region is inextricably tied to the Foundation, its fundholders, and our collective grantmaking and community leadership efforts. As many of you know, Niva Flor has been guiding much of that work since she joined the Foundation a few years ago, and I am excited to share that she will help lead it into the future, as she was recently promoted to our Chief Impact & Strategy Officer.

We are proud to be your partner in giving now and for years to come. As always, we welcome your feedback and thank you for your continued engagement and support.

Linda Beech Cutler,
Chief Executive Officer