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Blue Shield, With $4.2 Billion In Surplus, Loses California Tax-Exempt Status

State officials have stripped Blue Shield of California of its tax-exempt status, an exemption the nonprofit health insurer has held since its founding in 1939.

03/18/2015

A man seeks donations for National Paradigm, a charity that claims to help veterans. (CBS)

Is Money Raised By Bay Area Charity Really Going To Help Homeless Veterans?

You may have seen them outside your local grocery store: men and women raising money for disabled and homeless veterans. An American flag and an ammo box are their trademarks.

02/04/2015

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Super Bowl 50 Already Funding Bay Area Charities, 2 Days Left To Get In On First $500,000 Grants

Super Bowl 50 next year at Levi’s Stadium may be 347 days away, but the charity fund that the organizing committee hopes will be the lasting legacy of the game is well-funded already, so much so that it’s looking for five local non-profits that will receive grants of up to half a million dollars.  The deadline to apply for this current round is Saturday, January 31st, 2015.

01/28/2015

12-year-old Jessica Carscadden started the We Care Bears Project, which collects stuffed animals for first responders to kids in emergency situations.
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‘We Care Bears Project’ Comforts Kids With Stuffed Animals In Scary Situations

A 12-year-old girl made a special delivery of stuffed animals to San Francisco’s fire department on Tuesday as part of her “We Care Bears Project”, a non-profit that comforts kids in emergency situations.

12/30/2014

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Should You Be Looking For A Non-Profit Career? They Are Hiring

Recent surveys suggest that non-profits are hiring, but unlike other sectors, these organizations don’t always look to LinkedIn for talent.

12/12/2014

A sign is posted outside of the Twitter headquarters on October 25, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Survey Says Twitter Headquartered In San Francisco’s ‘Dirtiest’ Commercial Corridor

The four-block stretch of San Francisco’s Market Street from 7th to 11th streets is the dirtiest commercial corridor according to a new survey by city controller’s office.

11/24/2014

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Non-Profit Organizations Giving Back To Those Who Serve Our Country

Many non-profit organizations are providing resources, support and advocacy for veterans. Find out how these non-profits are supporting veterans in the U.S.

10/23/2014

A student at Cesar Chavez Academy in East Palo Alto receives her brand shoes from the organization My New Red Shoes. (Matt Bigler/CBS)

Peninsula Non-Profit Provides Brand New Pair Of Shoes To Low Income Students

The organization My New Red Shoes offered a pair of new shoes and a gift certificate to Old Navy to students at Cesar Chavez Academy, before the start of the school year.

08/14/2014

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor David Chiu (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Mayor Lee Announces Loan Program That Helps Non-Profits Acquire Buildings To Protect Low-Income Tenants From Displacement

San Francisco is setting aside $3 million from the city’s affordable housing pool to protect low-income residents from being displaced from their apartments as part of a new non-profit loan program.

08/11/2014

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Berkeley’s Historic UC Theatre To Reopen As Live Music Venue

Closed for over a decade, the theater on University Ave will undergo renovations…

04/24/2014

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