News

February 2024

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To better support Bay Area veterans, local nonprofits bridge gaps

“Locally-based nonprofits, when supported by philanthropy, are in a unique position to understand and offer the right support at the right time that could make a crucial difference between [a veteran] regaining stability or remaining on the street.” In this op-ed, Koret’s Ashley Rodwick and Insight Housing’s Calleene Egan explore how private philanthropies and community organizations can help fill gaps in government funding to support veterans.

December 2023

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Koret Winter Update: Leaning on Community

Kehilla, Hebrew for community, is at the heart of our work. Our grantmaking has always focused on supporting and strengthening the Jewish community, at home and in Israel. In the wake of the attacks on October 7—and during the holiday season—we encourage everyone to connect with and lean on their community, and Koret could not be prouder of our kehilla.

December 2022

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Koret Winter Update: Supporting local veterans and their families

Koret recently renewed its commitment to local veterans with a $1.5 million investment in the Koret Veterans Initiative over three years. First launched in 2019, this initiative helps Bay Area veterans address barriers to success.

November 2021

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San Francisco Bay Area

Celebrating our Veterans

This Veterans Day, learn about Koret’s commitment to grantmaking that supports vets in key areas as they reintegrate into civilian life:

May 2021

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San Francisco Bay Area

Honoring our veterans this Memorial Day

We are proud to honor our local military veterans this Memorial Day and every day. Koret’s Veterans Initiative helps vets reintegrate into civilian life with mental healthcare, workforce development, and community building to combat social isolation.

March 2021

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Nonprofits have saved us. Now let’s save them.

One year after the Bay Area initially shut down, Koret’s director of programs, Danielle Foreman, reflects on the impact of our community’s nonprofit sector, as well as its future. (photo: Getty Images / EyeEm)

March 2021

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2020 in Review

2020 was a challenging year and clearly not what anyone expected, and yet we have been inspired by the ingenuity and strength of our grantees, who have risen to the occasion and found new and expanded ways of serving the community.

February 2021

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U.S.

The economic wisdom of George Shultz

Koret director Michael Boskin pays tribute to colleague, mentor, and friend George Shultz, a longtime Koret advisor who left a lasting impact on US policy, diplomacy, and the economy. (Photo: Mary Anne Fackelman / White House via CNP/Getty Images)

October 2020

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San Francisco Bay Area

KTVU: Foundation gives $5M to Bay Area food banks during coronavirus pandemic

The Koret Foundation announced funding for seven Bay Area food banks and meal delivery services, to help groups serving the hungry during the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has caused the number of people requiring assistance to skyrocket. Michael Boskin, president of the Koret Foundation, said that he hopes Koret’s grants will “encourage other donors to do the same.”

December 2019

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San Francisco Bay Area

Addressing the Bay Area’s new face of hunger

Koret’s Senior Program Officer, Ashley Rodwick, reflects on the changing landscape of food insecurity in the Bay Area.

December 2019

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Happy Holidays from Koret!

As we enter the holiday season, we are reminded of the importance of caring for our community members who are most in need. The Koret Food Program is one of the Foundation’s longest-standing initiatives. Since 1981, we have provided more than $11 million in grants to 24 Bay Area nonprofits that offer food, support, and basic necessities to the most vulnerable in our community.