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
Norman Lundberg
Norman Lundberg
N/A
620000
$6,200
Jim Brandt
Jim Brandt
510000
$5,100 of $10,000 (51%)
510000
$5,100
Cynthia LeBlanc
Cynthia LeBlanc
461900
$4,619 of $3,000 (153%)
461900
$4,619
Kaye Burnside
Kaye Burnside
432500
$4,325 of $5,000 (86%)
432500
$4,325
Jennifer Zauner Clauson
Jennifer Zauner Clauson
353500
$3,535 of $3,500 (101%)
353500
$3,535
Emily Lo
Emily Lo
30000
$300 of $500 (60%)
30000
$300
Stacey Street
Stacey Street
30000
$300 of $1,000 (30%)
30000
$300
James Becker
James Becker
20000
$200 of $5,000 (4%)
20000
$200
Mitzi Perez-Caro
Mitzi Perez-Caro
0
$0 of $2,000 (0%)
0
$0
  1. An anonymous donation of $100 has been made
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  2. Jenny Wang
    Jenny Wang gave a $500 donation to support Cynthia LeBlanc
    16 days ago · Like
  3. GABRIELLE THURMOND
    GABRIELLE THURMOND gave a $50 donation to support Kaye Burnside
    19 days ago · Like
  4. Richmond Community Foundation
    Richmond Community Foundation gave a $200 donation to support Cynthia LeBlanc
    21 days ago · Like
  5. Cynthia LeBlaanc
    Cynthia LeBlaanc gave a $1,500 donation to support Cynthia LeBlanc
    Dedication In Memory of: David and Rita LeBlanc
    22 days ago · Like
  6. Mack5
    Mack5 gave a $250 donation
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  7. Mike and Mitzi Zauner
    Mike and Mitzi Zauner gave a $500 donation to support Jennifer Zauner Clauson
    25 days ago · Like
  8. John Zauner
    John Zauner gave a $1,000 donation to support Jennifer Zauner Clauson
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  9. Gina Guillemette
    Gina Guillemette gave a $100 donation to support Norman Lundberg
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  10. An anonymous donation of $100 has been made
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  11. An anonymous donation of $100 has been made
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  12. Don Lau
    Don Lau gave a $150 donation to support Norman Lundberg
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  13. Hourie Taylor
    Hourie Taylor gave a $100 donation to support Kaye Burnside
    Dedication In Honor of: Edward and Mariah Taylor
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  14. Mark Howe
    Mark Howe gave a $2,000 donation to support Norman Lundberg
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  15. Monique Fuller
    Monique Fuller gave a $50 donation to support Kaye Burnside
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  16. An anonymous donation of $4,000 has been made to support Jim Brandt
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  17. Kyle Hodges gave a $250 donation
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  18. Rich Windatt
    Rich Windatt gave a $1,000 donation to support Jennifer Zauner Clauson
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  19. Pamela Richards
    Pamela Richards gave a donation to support Kaye Burnside
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  20. An anonymous donation of $1,000 has been made to support Cynthia LeBlanc
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  21. Travis Clauson
    Travis Clauson gave a $25 donation to support Jennifer Zauner Clauson
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  22. John Fong
    John Fong gave a $100 donation to support Emily Lo
    Dedication In Honor of: Emily Lo
    about 2 months ago · Like
  23. Teresa Boney
    Teresa Boney gave a $50 donation to support Kaye Burnside
    about 2 months ago · Like
  24. Wdsla
    Wdsla gave a $200 donation to support Norman Lundberg
    about 2 months ago · Like
  25. Jonee Grassi
    Jonee Grassi gave a $250 donation
    about 2 months ago · Like
  26. Richard & Karen Hershenson/Angelis
    Richard & Karen Hershenson/Angelis gave a $50 donation to support Jim Brandt
    Worthy cause J.B.
    about 2 months ago · Like
  27. Makayla Clauson
    Makayla Clauson gave a $10 donation to support Jennifer Zauner Clauson
    about 2 months ago · Like
  28. Michael Brandt
    Michael Brandt gave a $50 donation to support Jim Brandt
    about 2 months ago · Like
  29. Stanley Pun
    Stanley Pun gave a $100 donation to support Emily Lo
    about 2 months ago · Like
  30. James Becker
    James Becker gave a $100 donation to support James Becker
    about 2 months ago · Like