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2023 New Grantmakers Institute: Grantmaking for the 21st Century
Liberating Wealth as a Prayer for the Earth: Part 3
Internal Evaluation and Learning
Journalism and Democracy in Crisis: Combatting the Threats of Mis/Disinformation
Brand & Website Refresh
Did you notice we're looking a little different these days? We love it and and we hope you do too. Learn more about the refresh and what it means for our work and the NCG community.
We have been working hard for the past year to create a website that reflects our current evolution. You'll find that we've updated our brand—and it's not just about changing logos or colors. We've taken a deeper look at how we communicate our values through our new design and our refreshed mission and vision statement.
We started as the “Lunch Bunch” in the 1960s, a group of philanthropic leaders committed to growing together. We formalized ourselves in the 1980s as Northern California Grantmakers with the goal of supporting a base of philanthropic members. Currently, we have more than 220 institutional members and over 4,000 individual members. For the past forty years, we have been working to gather, mobilize, and transform philanthropy.
Mic Drop: Resourcing the Long Arc of Trans Liberation
Philanthropy has the privilege, honor, and responsibility of building on this legacy to fund trans liberation efforts.
by Aldita Gallardo, Program Officer, Borealis Philanthropy
While the ubiquitous rainbow flags have been taken down, and the glittery, performative signs to index LGBTQ acceptance have been put away, the fight for trans and queer liberation continues. As a queer and trans person, our existence continues outside of corporate attempts to dilute the true spirit of Pride that is a necessary annual recognition of trans and queer rebellion against policing and the State.
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Announcing Arron Jiron as Director for Member Engagement
Announcing Liana Molina as Director for Policy and Movement
Retreat to Step Forward: A Day in the Racial Equity Journey of NCG
Mapping our Collective Future: NCG's 2023 Annual Conference
NCG's 2023 Annual Conference brought over 450 members together to map our collective future.