Weaving Stories and Legacy: Navigating Identity and Philanthropy

Storytelling is part of the fabric of the James B. McClatchy Foundation. Stories are powerful tools of connection, empathy, understanding, and history. As I embark on this new journey with JBMF, I am honored to share my story and how it keeps me grounded in support of our communities. When people ask me where I’m […]

Supporting grassroots leaders, not just programs

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck the United States in early March 2020, the James B. McClatchy Foundation was in the midst of hosting roundtables to better understand our community in California’s Central Valley and the organizations serving it. While many foundations engage in this process, we believe these conversations are critical to the impact of […]

Introducing the LIFTing Local Leaders Series

Lifting Local Leaders

By Madeline Porter, JBMF Program Associate “We believe that stories can be powerful tools of connection, empathy, and understanding. In a world driven by data, algorithms, and more data, we purposefully take a moment to step back, turn to our roots, and focus on the ancient art of storytelling. Stories connect us to what makes […]

A Message for 2021: It Starts Now

By Priscilla Enriquez, CEO, James B. McClatchy Foundation “I want to leave a personal message, particularly with those here whom I have not had an opportunity to know. My message is that as time goes by, I hope this organization will continue to fight to protect the dreams and hopes of ordinary people.   I hope and have […]