SF Foundation Calls for Nominations for 2013 Community Leadership Awards

The San Francisco Foundation announced this week  a call for nominations for the 2013 Community Leadership Awards. Each year, the awards celebrate visionary leaders doing extraordinary work to strengthen Bay Area communities. Winners are those who  confront societal or civic issues, address health or environmental concerns, or promote arts and humanities. One of the four awards is designated for an under-recognized, mature artist who has made a significant and ongoing contribution in the Bay Area. Last year’s winners were Rita Semel, Brenda Way, Aim High, and Chinese for Affirmative Action. Individuals and nonprofit organizations in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo Counties are eligible. Awards are $10,000 for individuals and $20,000 for organizations. The deadline for nominations is Friday, March 1, by 5:p.m. The foundation has been serving the Bay Area since 1948, granting more than $800 million over the past 10 years. The organization serves San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, and San Mateo Counties, addressing community needs in the areas of community health, education, arts and culture, community development, and the environment. The foundation  brings together donors and builds on community assets through grantmaking, leveraging, public policy, advocacy, and leadership development to make a greater impact in the community. Visit www.sff.org/cla for more information and to access the online nomination form. Contact Jen Thom at 415.733.8565 or cla@sff.org with additional questions.
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