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Northern California Grantmakers' community of advocates, dreamers, and believers are transforming philanthropy together.


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Sep 27

From Crisis to Action Part 3: Strategizing for Rural Resilience

Oct 5 - Nov 9

2023 New Grantmakers Institute: Grantmaking for the 21st Century

Communities of Practice
Oct 12

Internal Evaluation and Learning

Oct 23

Funder Briefing: Organizing Against Governor Newsoms “California Model” of Incarceration at San Quentin State Prison


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.

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Tour NCG's New Website & Refreshed Brand

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.

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Where We've Been, Where We're Going

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. 

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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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Mic Drop
Aug 3, 2023

Mic Drop: Resourcing the Long Arc of Trans Liberation

Asking for a Friend...
Aug 3, 2023

Asking for a Friend... Where Can My Organization Start on Reparations?

CEO Corner
Jul 14, 2023

Introducing Your Dynamic 2023-2024 NCG Board!

Mapping our Collective Future: NCG's 2023 Annual Conference

NCG's 2023 Annual Conference brought over 450 members together to map our collective future.