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Focus on Philanthropy – Kitchens for Good

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This edition of Focus on Philanthropy looks at the San Diego-based nonprofit, Kitchens for Good.

When people have a troubled past, or complex life circumstances, they are often labeled “unemployable.” As a result, they feel stuck and powerless to escape this cycle that could ultimately lead to poverty.

Kitchens for Good believes that all food has power and that all people have potential. Their mission:

Kitchens for Good breaks..

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Developing Future Leaders

With a simple gift, you can change a life: First Foundation Bank and Shidler College of Business.

As a company that upholds the values of building a strong foundation, we are proud to have a long standing partnership with University of Hawai’i. Over the years, we have sponsored various activities at the school. Most notably, First Foundation supports students’ educational aspirations through the financial aid programs at the Shidler College..

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How Nonprofit Organizations are Pivoting to Meet Changing Needs

As a philanthropy advisor, our role is to help connect our clients’ passions to nonprofits that fit their mission, values, and goals. We have guided many clients through this unprecedented time on how to best make impactful donations, and are engaging in ongoing conversations with local nonprofits and evaluating how well they are adapting to continue serving the needs of the most vulnerable populations.

Several of our clients chose to make..

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