This annual report focused on ways that the Foundation together with the member of our network turned crisis into opportunity. Faced with a difficult economy and polarized political conversations that felt devoid of compromise, it was easy to feel discouraged. And there was no denying the crisis. Over the past two decades, the programs designed for the public good had been chipped away. Eighty percent of Californians had seen their incomes decline. And the social services had been cut to the bone.