Stories

Water, Environment

New Hope for the Salton Sea

New Hope for the Salton Sea

Allison Harvey Turner co-authors an op-ed highlighting promising steps toward restoring and sustaining California’s largest inland lake.

Water, Environment, President's Updates

Water Solutions Network: A New Approach to Learning and Collaboration

Water Solutions Network: A New Approach to Learning and Collaboration

Foundation president Lauren B. Dachs writes about cross-sector collaboration of leaders focused on the future of water management in our state.

Evaluation, Effectiveness

Re-imagining Measurement in Philanthropy

Re-imagining Measurement in Philanthropy

A new study from the Monitor Institute by Deloitte explores possibilities for the future of monitoring, evaluation, and learning in philanthropy.

Education, Character

Strengthening Character Development Practices at the Y

Strengthening Character Development Practices at the Y

Y-USA’s new Character Development Learning Institute provides training, tools, and knowledge to YMCAs across America.

Land, Environment

Charting the Course for 21st Century California State Parks

Charting the Course for 21st Century California State Parks

The state park system is being transformed to help improve access and uses today, while preserving its resources for generations to come.

Water, Environment

Aspen Institute Report Calls for “Internet of Water”

Aspen Institute Report Calls for “Internet of Water”

A new report from the Aspen Institute and its partners provides the blueprint for connecting data and advancing water sustainability.

Evaluation, Effectiveness

Environmental Education Better Results Toolkit

Environmental Education Better Results Toolkit

The Foundation partnered with Learning for Action to develop tools and techniques for data-driven program improvement.

Exits, Effectiveness

Learning How to Exit: New Resources for Philanthropy

Learning How to Exit: New Resources for Philanthropy

The Foundation is helping bring forward lessons and tools that can inform others who are spending down assets and ending initiatives.

Education, Character

Character Development: Connecting Peers to Improve Practice

Character Development: Connecting Peers to Improve Practice

The Foundation is supporting national youth development leaders to promote deeper understanding of the value and practice of building character.

Water, Environment

Water Management: Working Across Boundaries

Water Management: Working Across Boundaries

The newly independent Water Foundation is positioned to help transform the ways water is used in the American West.