Family Ties

A Personal Commitment to Philanthropy

When John Armour joined Capital Group Private Client Services more than 20 years ago, one of his first assignments was to help manage The Rape Foundation’s endowment. In that role, Armour provided thoughtful financial management services and helped establish key policies aimed at the long-term growth and preservation of the foundation’s assets. But as is so often the case with Capital Group Private Client Services and its associates, Armour’s relationship with the organization and its founder, Gail Abarbanel, grew. Abarbanel, a social worker by training, was a pioneer in offering support for victims of rape. “I was so impressed with [...more...]

Money as Medicine

In 2018, a Native American philanthropy professional dropped a bomb on the industry. In his book, Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance, Edgar Villanueva laid bare the inequities rife throughout philanthropy and the financial system.  Now in its second edition, Decolonizing Wealth is the central text for what Villanueva simply describes as “modern philanthropy,” one in which capital is used for reconciliation and reparations through wealth redistribution. To move that effort forward, Villanueva launched Liberated Capital, a donor community and intermediary that is working with more than 350 individual donors and charitable foundations to support nonprofits [...more...]

Community Action Marin January Update Community Action Marin

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For Sunday Friends Foundation, the Pandemic Offered a Silver Lining Sunday Friends Foundation

When COVID-19 shut down the Bay Area in March 2020, Sunday Friends Foundation had to pivot from hosting programs at […more…]

Helping Mothers Overcome Perinatal Mental Health Disorders Postpartum Support Center

Ivana Jagodic Meholick was pregnant with her second child when she suffered panic attacks about a potential miscarriage. But they […more…]

Here to Help the Healing Begin Jewish Family and Children’s Services

Jewish Family and Children’s Services (JFCS) was founded in San Francisco in 1850, the same year as the State of […more…]

Boundless Love Drove this New Mom to Start a Grassroots Diaper Bank Help a Mother Out

Lisa Truong was a new mom at home with her baby at the height of the Great Recession, when an […more…]

Helping People, Changing Lives Community Action Marin

For many, Marin County conjures the image of a wealthy enclave replete with mansions tucked into its verdant hills and […more…]