San Francisco Nonprofit Hires Ex-Convicts To Clean Up City's Streets, ImageA new office opened Sunday for a San Francisco nonprofit that is putting former long-term offenders to work cleaning up the streets and the city’s image as well.
Once A Homeless Drug Addict, Pastor Gives Hope To HomelessYears ago, he was a homeless drug addict who was no stranger to jail. Today, his life is transformed and he is helping others make their own fresh start.
Oakland Nonprofit Aims To Reduce Number Of Small Plastic 'Nurdles' Ending Up In OceanThere are growing protests over the amount of plastic "nurdles" ending up in the world’s oceans, but an Oakland nonprofit is helping find out where they're coming from and who's responsible for them.
California's Nonprofit Catholic Hospitals Bar Access To Emergency Reproductive Procedures, AbortionsSome Catholic hospitals, including those in California, are allegedly not abiding by federal laws that require emergency reproductive health care including abortions to be provided to patients, new reports by the American Civil Liberties Union and MergerWatch reveal.
Koch Brothers Push Forward Efforts To Hide Nonprofit Donors' IdentitiesThe billionaire Koch brothers' are steamrolling ahead in their efforts on both the state and federal level to hide the identity of donors to nonprofit groups.
Group Behind Undercover Anti-Abortion Videos Is Something Of A Mystery It calls itself the Center for Medical Progress, and its name has been all over the news in the past few weeks after it began releasing hidden-camera videos that set off an uproar over the use of tissue from aborted fetuses in medical research.
Mysterious Donor Gives $34M To Oakland Schools, NonprofitsAn anonymous person has donated $34 million dollars to the Oakland Unified School District and dozens of nonprofit organizations to help children and low-income entrepreneurs.
Oakland Mother Uses Grief To Help Murder Victims' FamiliesLorrain Taylor smiled a toothy grin and was warmly welcomed by customers and employees as she entered a popular barbecue restaurant just off Oakland's waterfront for a lunch meeting last week.
$10 Million Raised In Two Months As Part of Salesforce CEO’s Anti-Poverty Campaign Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff’s SF Gives initiative raised $10 million in two months as part of an anti-poverty campaign with the help of 20 local companies.
Google Offers Free Pair Of Glass Eyewear To Nonprofits In Charity ChallengeThe tech giant is asking nonprofit groups to propose ideas for how to use the Web-connected eyewear Google Glass in their work.
Jefferson Award Winner Creates Marketplace For Developing World ArtisansA Peninsula mother’s family trip to South America brought her face-to-face with families struggling in poverty. What she decided to do about it has earned her this week’s Jefferson Award in the Bay Area.