Community Power Building Requires a Leap of Faith

  Community Power Building Requires a Leap of Faith Guest Post: Jason Lacsamana, Director, Programs and Partnerships   Building community capacity is second nature for the St. Joseph Fund. While the work may not be evident to other funders or others in healthcare, it has been the core of our work for decades. Forty years

In El Salvador, Sisters of Providence Bring Hope through Dignity

In El Salvador, Sisters of Providence Bring Hope through Dignity Guest Post: Gabriela Robles - Chief Executive, St. Joseph Fund and Interim, Chief Mission Integration Officer, South Division Providence St. Joseph Health I just got back from a once-in-a-lifetime trip to El Salvador. The purpose of the trip was to connect with the Sisters of Providence

Reflection, Change, and Hope

  Reflection, Change, and Hope, St. Joseph Fund Guest Post - Gabriela Robles, CEO and President As I reflect on the past year, the impact of our collective efforts becomes abundantly clear. Your resilience and determination is evident. Together, we've woven a narrative of hope, empathy, and dedication, rooted in love. We are shaping future

Contar Su Historia/Telling Your Story: The Community Building Initiative

Contar Su Historia/Telling Your Story: The Community Building Initiative Guest Post: Gabriela Robles, CEO and President   I had the opportunity last week to welcome leaders from the Fund’s Community Building Initiative (CBI) to a two-day convening called “Contar Su Historia/Telling Your Story.” Our stories, our lived experiences, are an asset. They help inform and

Rooted in Love: Adelanto Water Justice Coalition

Rooted in Love: Adelanto Water Justice Coalition Water-related issues impact the health and livelihood of communities disproportionately. Unidos Por Un Adelanto Mejor, partners of SCJPF’s Community Building Initiative (CBI), are addressing water justice and quality issues in North Adelanto, a city in San Bernardino County in the high desert region of Southern California. The immediate

Building Community Power through Eviction Diversion

  Building Community Power through Eviction Diversion “Eviction is both a symptom and cause of poverty.” – Orange County Evictions Report   As housing costs rise, wages remain stagnant, inflation increases, and rental protections expire, eviction filings are growing. For individuals and families living paycheck to paycheck, one unforeseen expense, such as a medical emergency,

Day of the Worker: CIELO Shines a Light on Informal Entrepreneurs

Day of the Worker: CIELO Shines a Light on Informal Entrepreneurs Guest Post - Gabriela Robles, Chief Executive Celebrating and honoring the workers that help our communities flourish, I am highlighting one of our excellent partners, CIELO, an Orange County-based non-profit that connects entrepreneurs with tools, resources, and mentorships to create thriving businesses. What started

A Poetic Reflection on Professional Enrichment in Philanthropy

A Poetic Reflection on Professional Enrichment in Philanthropy The St. Joseph Community Partnership Fund (Fund), the only grantmaking foundation of Providence, is comprised of a tight-knit team of passionate individuals that invests in and fosters long-term partnerships to ensure communities are lively, hopeful, healthy, and just. Individually, we strive to better ourselves for the benefit

Education Initiative Hosts First In-Person Convening

Education Initiative Hosts First In-Person Convening The 13 BIPOC-led community-based organizations (CBOs) that make up the St. Joseph Community Partnership Fund’s (Fund) Education Initiative gathered this month in person for peer learning, deepening of relationships, and sharing of their programs' successes. The CBOs focused on education in the Washington and Montana regions represent the communities

Meet the Challenges of Our Communities on Non-Profit Day

Meet the Challenges of Our Communities on Non-Profit Day Guest post - Jason Lacsamana, Director, Programs and Partnerships   Non-profit organizations make a difference by shaping our society and offering hope for a better future - that makes an impact. I'm proud of our work at the Fund, ourselves a non-profit grantmaker. We are dedicated to

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