Spur social innovation - Land rights to break cycle of poverty - SOCAP recapRead More
The Beauty of Ugly Food: You won't believe how much edible food we're wasting - Jill Richardson / AlterNet
This article shares fascinating examples of social enterprise in the US that are making big headway in solving a mega-challenge in the domestic food market: too much waste.
Families Funding Change: How Social Justice Giving Honors Our Roots and Strengthens Our Communities - Niki Jagpal & Ryan Schlegel, National Committee fir Responsive Philanthropy NCRP
NCRP helped to craft the Foundation Center’s definition of social justice philanthropy as “the granting of philanthropic contributions to nonprofit organizations based in the United States and other countries that work for structural change in order to increase the opportunity of those who are the least well off politically, economically and socially.”
Family Foundations aren't funding social justice as much as their peers in philanthropy. At 3CF we are proud to fund organizations and programs that are actively increasing the opportunity for those who are the least well off.
- Implicit Bias and Its Role in Philanthropy and Grantmaking - National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy
"Even when people explicitly and consciously support fairness, nonconscious processes can undermine their intentions through implicit bias. As we learn more about this complex phenomenon, it is critical that philanthropy uses this knowledge to help move us toward greater inclusion and fairness – and that those in philanthropy realize their own susceptibility to implicit bias."
- Give Poor People Cash - The Atlantic
"If resources for indirect subsidies from housing through food were redirected toward cash payments to the poorest, more (and more sustainable) poverty reduction could be achieved at less cost."
- Toward a New Gospel of Wealth - Darren Walker, Ford Foundation
Darren Walker, President of Ford Foundation, reflects on philanthropy's relationship with capitalism and inequality.
The Future of the American Worker - Aspen Institute
Discussion on the role that private sector can/should play on supporting economic mobility in the United States
6 Tips for Managing People Who Are Hard to Manage - Forbes
Thoughtful reflection on people management - relevant for anyone working in private or social sector organizations
Race to Renewable: 5 Countries Ditching Fossil Fuels - Guardian
Costa Rica, Afghanistan, China, India, and Albania all making unique strides in renewable energy.
On August 20th, 3CF’s Board of Directors attended the Global Social Benefit Institute (GSBI) Investor Showcase hosted by the Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship at Santa Clara University.Read More
3rd Creek Foundation completed its grant cycle for the 2014-15 Fiscal YearRead More
Persistence, continued commitment to operations, and a wide network of supportive stakeholders paid off recently in the expansion of the community-based dental program in North Lake Tahoe. From our usual routine of one biannual free dental screening for kids held...Read More
3rd Creek Foundation is excited to welcome our newest board member, Harris Kirschner, to the team.Read More
We are happy to announce that 3rd Creek Foundation (3CF) made its first Program Related Investment (PRI) in January of 2015.Read More
The 3rd Creek Foundation Board convened on December 28th, 2014 for its end of year board meeting in Lake Tahoe, NV.Read More
What I have learned through years of community health programming both in the US and internationally, is that driving positive health outcomes and behavior change requires careful observation, commitment to iterating program operations/delivery over time, convening a network of stakeholders to support the process, and strong persistence.Read More
Last month, I visited 3rd Creek Foundation partner organization, Hoste Hainse, in Nepal. Hoste Hainse is a unique, locally led Nepali organization that we have supported since 2007 which delivers education and income generation services to the ultra-poor in marginalized communities throughout Nepal.Read More
Earlier this month I attended the Boardsource Leadership Forum: Governance By Design in Washington DC on behalf of 3rd Creek Foundation and Haight Ashbury Psychological Services (HAPS).Read More
Founded by Mayra Angélica Cortés in 2000 in Managua, Nicaragua, Details manufactures and sells paper products made from recycled plant materials. By using recycled products, Details helps to divert waste from landfills, a major problem in Nicaragua.Read More
We are excited to announce that 3rd Creek Foundation and Upaya Social Ventures have established a collaboration through which both organizations will work together to identify, support the development of, and potentially co-invest in Small and Growing Businesses (SGBs) that can create employment for India’s poor.Read More
As a founding trustee of 3rd Creek Foundation, I find it important to stay up to date on worldwide trends in our program areas. Here is a short review of my recent readRead More
What motivates 3CF the most about impact investing is the opportunity to expand our impact at meeting our mission through leveraging our asset management in addition to our charitable funds distribution.Read More
Our Board of Directors 2014 Strategic Planning Retreat was extremely productive, jovial, and exhausting this past weekend. Our five geographically dispersed members convened in Tahoe to discuss several topics including the 3CF values, scope of mission, and business model.Read More
At Thriive we believe in coupling the power of free markets with a commitment to social justice. We believe in an interconnected global economy that pursues shared prosperity and stability. And we believe in the dignity and potential of challenged global communities to become more self-reliant.Read More