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María and Anna: Fighting for Dreamers

After completing their Immigrant Rights fellowship together, Mentor María Blanco and Fellow Anna Manuel will continue working together at University of California’s Immigrant Legal Services Center (ILSC) where they provide vital legal services to undocumented students and their families. Anna…

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Research on Police Violence and Girls

Congratulations, Fellow Shannon Malone Gonzalez (Mentor Sandra Hernández) on the publication of her research in the prestigious academic journal Gender & Society, a top-ranked peer-reviewed journal in both sociology and gender studies. Her article, titled Making It Home: An Intersectional…

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Ariel to Join Sogorea Te Land Trust

"I am so inspired by Sogorea Te's bold and beautiful vision for the Bay Area. Reclaiming land under the stewardship of Indigenous women, preserving green space, building community centers, the Land Trust is creating solutions to so many of the…

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Ploughshares Honors Lew Butler

BKF’s Founder, Lew Butler, was honored by Ploughshares Fund for “his vision and commitment to making his community, his country, and the world a better place” and in honor of his decades of service to the organization. Ploughshares Fund is…

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Welcome María Blanco & Anna Manuel!

Please join us in welcoming our latest BKF Fellow and Mentor pair: Anna Manuel and María Blanco! Anna has been selected for our Immigrant Rights Fellowship with María Blanco, Executive Director, University of California Immigrant Legal Services Center (ILSC), serving…

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Kate Kendell Day

San Francisco Mayor Mark Farrell presented BKF Mentor Kate Kendell, Executive Director, National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), with a proclamation declaring June 4, 2018 “Kate Kendell Day.” The proclamation was delivered during the ceremonial raising of the Pride flag…

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Paul Burow: Forests of Meaning

Paul Burow served as a BKF Fellow in 2012-2013 and was paired with Lucy Blake, a MacArthur “Genius” known for her talent in bringing together unlikely partners to work together on large-scale environmental initiatives. Lucy mentored Paul in her role…

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The O2 Sabbatical Award

Do you know a nonprofit executive director in need of an opportunity to recharge? BKF is excited to share a truly special opportunity: the O2 Sabbatical Award. Founded by two visionary philanthropists in partnership with Hirsch & Associates, the O2…

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Estamos aquí

BKF Fellow José González continues to bring his leadership to outdoor education, recently announcing that he is taking on some new executive roles in his work to bring diversity, equity, and inclusion to all aspects of the environmental field. Thank…

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