Bridging the Power Gap

Bridging the Power Gap

About This Campaign



Coming out of our second year living and responding to a global pandemic, the growing wealth gap in our communities has become increasingly evident to us. In these trying times of health and safety insecurity, our community members have not wavered in their resilient demand for the right to thrive. As a community foundation, RCF Connects is building community bridges among various wealth and power sources so that all families can flourish in a healthy, thriving Contra Costa County. 

-       RCF Connects is a community foundation that supports various community-based organizations serving our most marginalized and vulnerable families across Contra Costa County:

o  Healthy Richmond focuses on advancing systemic health and racial equity in West and East County (predominately Richmond, North Richmond, San Pablo, El Cerrito.)

o  Mobility LABS supports upward mobility from extreme poverty and homelessness for the predominantly Black/African-American and Latinx community members of The Sycamore in Antioch. 

o  Ensuring Opportunity: The Campaign to End Poverty in Contra Costa County aims to ensure a strategic policy framework that acts as a safety net that addresses food security, education, housing, and community safety for all community members across the county (East, West, and Central Costa County.) 

o  SparkPoint Contra Costa provides low-income Bay Area residents with free financial and career coaching/education through various financial literacy programs, ITIN support, managing credit and asset building curriculums while offering multilingual free tax filing services in West County, East County, and throughout the Contra Costa Colleges (El Cerrito, Richmond, San Pablo, Pinole, Hercules, El Sobrante, North Richmond, Lafayette, Pittsburg, Antioch, Oakley, Brentwood, Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, Concord, etc.)


As leaders in philanthropy, RCF Connects is actively shifting hegemonic fundraising norms to model the necessary action steps towards Equitable Philanthropy. RCF Connects is intentionally building all fund development efforts from a racial equity-focused framework. The intent of our Bridging the Power Gap campaign is to identify and connect various power sources in our communities to set the foundation for the connecting bridges of our future. Through creative leadership partnerships and the active reprogramming of our socialized minds, we aim to shift our mental paradigms from a scarcity mindset to a well-healed one that seeks out the true wealth among us. 

Please consider sharing your wealth with a donation to RCF Connects' Bridging the Power Gap campaign, our impact depends on your generosity. 

For further assistance or specific information on a donation, wire transfer, stock donation, or any other bequest, please contact our Development Manager, Melissa Ferrer, at mferrer@richmondcf.org 
Richmond Community Foundation

Campaign to Support Richmond Community Foundation

Richmond Community Foundation continues to strive for healthy, thriving communities that are safe and diverse: where families flourish and children are given new hope for a bright and abundant future through five key areas:  Community Growth, Health, Quality Education, Restoring Neighborhoods and Public Safety.

Fundraising Participant Personal Goal Amount Raised
Kaye Burnside
Kaye Burnside
412500
$4,125 of $5,000 (82%)
412500
$4,125
Cynthia LeBlanc
Cynthia LeBlanc
130000
$1,300 of $3,000 (43%)
130000
$1,300
Jim Brandt
Jim Brandt
110000
$1,100 of $10,000 (11%)
110000
$1,100
Jennifer Zauner Clauson
Jennifer Zauner Clauson
103500
$1,035 of $3,500 (29%)
103500
$1,035
Emily Lo
Emily Lo
30000
$300 of $500 (60%)
30000
$300
Norman Lundberg
Norman Lundberg
N/A
20000
$200
Stacey Street
Stacey Street
10000
$100 of $1,000 (10%)
10000
$100
James Becker
James Becker
10000
$100 of $5,000 (2%)
10000
$100
Mitzi Perez-Caro
Mitzi Perez-Caro
0
$0 of $2,000 (0%)
0
$0
  1. Pamela Richards
    Pamela Richards gave a donation to support Kaye Burnside
    about 3 hours ago · Like
  2. An anonymous donation of $1,000 has been made to support Cynthia LeBlanc
    1 day ago · Like
  3. Travis Clauson
    Travis Clauson gave a $25 donation to support Jennifer Zauner Clauson
    1 day ago · Like
  4. John Fong
    John Fong gave a $100 donation to support Emily Lo
    Dedication In Honor of: Emily Lo
    3 days ago · Like
  5. Teresa Boney
    Teresa Boney gave a $50 donation to support Kaye Burnside
    4 days ago · Like
  6. Wdsla
    Wdsla gave a $200 donation to support Norman Lundberg
    7 days ago · Like
  7. Jonee Grassi
    Jonee Grassi gave a $250 donation
    8 days ago · Like
  8. Richard & Karen Hershenson/Angelis
    Richard & Karen Hershenson/Angelis gave a $50 donation to support Jim Brandt
    Worthy cause J.B.
    8 days ago · Like
  9. Makayla Clauson
    Makayla Clauson gave a $10 donation to support Jennifer Zauner Clauson
    9 days ago · Like
  10. Michael Brandt
    Michael Brandt gave a $50 donation to support Jim Brandt
    9 days ago · Like
  11. Stanley Pun
    Stanley Pun gave a $100 donation to support Emily Lo
    12 days ago · Like
  12. James Becker
    James Becker gave a $100 donation to support James Becker
    15 days ago · Like
  13. Peggy Baxter
    Peggy Baxter gave a $300 donation to support Cynthia LeBlanc
    17 days ago · Like
  14. An anonymous donation of $100 has been made to support Stacey Street
    19 days ago · Like
  15. Valvia Galloway-Jefferson
    Valvia Galloway-Jefferson gave a $25 donation to support Kaye Burnside
    Dedication In Honor of: Hosie & Rutha Lee Galloway
    21 days ago · Like
  16. Valvia Galloway-Jefferson
    Valvia Galloway-Jefferson gave a $25 donation to support Kaye Burnside
    Dedication In Memory of: Paul & LeEthal LINSY
    21 days ago · Like
  17. Jenn Zauner Clauson
    Jenn Zauner Clauson gave a $1,000 donation to support Jennifer Zauner Clauson
    27 days ago · Like
  18. Gloria Scoggins
    Gloria Scoggins gave a $500 donation to support Kaye Burnside
    28 days ago · Like
  19. Emily Lo
    Emily Lo gave a $100 donation to support Emily Lo
    General support
    28 days ago · Like
  20. Marion Binion
    Marion Binion gave a $25 donation to support Kaye Burnside
    28 days ago · Like
  21. Carole Strauss
    Carole Strauss gave a $100 donation to support Kaye Burnside
    Dedication In Honor of: Kaye Burnside
    about 1 month ago · Like
  22. Raquel Antunez
    Raquel Antunez gave a $500 donation to support Kaye Burnside
    Dedication In Honor of: Dr. Kaye Burnside
    Any organization Dr. Kaye Burnside represents or endorses is one that lends to a worthy cause and an important support for the community.
    about 1 month ago · Like
  23. Maria Saxton
    Maria Saxton gave a $25 donation to support Kaye Burnside
    about 1 month ago · Like
  24. Richard Werlin
    Richard Werlin gave a $25 donation to support Kaye Burnside
    In deep appreciation and professional respect for the years of work/contributions by Dr. Kaye Elaine Burnside.
    about 1 month ago · Like
  25. Ana Souza
    Ana Souza gave a $100 donation to support Kaye Burnside
    about 1 month ago · Like
  26. Toni Oklan-Arko
    Toni Oklan-Arko gave a $200 donation to support Kaye Burnside
    Dedication In Memory of: Wilma Chan
    about 1 month ago · Like
  27. Cynthia White-Piper
    Cynthia White-Piper gave a $25 donation to support Kaye Burnside
    about 1 month ago · Like
  28. Kaye Burnside
    Kaye Burnside gave a $2,500 donation to support Kaye Burnside
    about 1 month ago · Like
  29. An anonymous donation of $1,000 has been made to support Jim Brandt
    about 2 months ago · Like