Presented by: Sarina Dayal, junior board member, Tarsadia Foundation; Shirish Dayal, executive director, Tarsadia Foundation; Annie Hernandez, Youth Philanthropy Connect Director, Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation; Katie Marcus Reker, Board Member, Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation; and Zach Whitten, next gen board member, Lumpkin Family Foundation
New Publication co-authored by the National Center for Family Philanthropy and the Frieda C. Fox Foundation
Co-authors Annie Hernandez and Katie Marcus Reker co-author this newest addition to NCFP’s Passages Issue Brief series. The National Center for Family Philanthropy and Youth Philanthropy Connect, a program of the Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation, have teamed up on the release of our latest Passages Issue Brief entitled, “Igniting the Spark: Creating Effective Next Generation Boards.” This Issue Brief is being distributed this week to participants at the 2013 Youth Philanthropy Connect Conference in Disneyland, and is available now in the Family Philanthropy Online Knowledge Center for NCFP Friends of the Family and FP Online Subscribers, and by request. Click on the title for more information, the article from Family Giving News, and Excerpts!
Our foundation honors Frieda C. Fox, an accomplished teacher, artist, and musician who was the first in her family to attend college in the 1920's. Throughout her life, she inspired a love of learning, self-expression, and compassion within her family and community. Through this foundation, four generations of her family hope to do the same.
Since 2003, the foundation has provided over $4 million in grants via requests for proposals, to support educational programming in Santa Clara and Los Angeles counties, and many thousands of hours of pro-bono consulting and project-based technical assistance to grant recipients. In 2013, the foundation made the strategic decision to temporarily suspend accepting unsolicited proposals in order to focus our limited resources on two major initiatives, Youth Philanthropy Connect and Education by Nature.
On October 1, 2013, Education by Nature transitions from a program of the foundation to administered by a valued grantee, The Children's Nature Institute, in Los Angeles.
The foundation continues to fund The Children's Nature Institute, The Environmental Volunteers, The CREEC Network of the California Department of Education's STEM Office, and several additional implementations of this innovative and successful collaborative model. This ten year mark also brings the departure of the foundation's founding executive director and Education by Nature creator. Funding through early 2014 is currently fully commited to Youth Philanthropy Connect, Education by Nature, and mission related investing.