What We Do

 

Northern California Grantmakers is an association of great people doing great work. We bring together foundations, nonprofit organizations, government, and business to tackle our region’s most pressing social issues. We pool resources, share information, and learn from each other, making our collective impact far greater than if we were going it alone. Learn more about our Areas of Focus > 

Northern California is diverse and beautiful, with a rich cultural history and commitment to social justice. We are called upon to preserve it through shared effort. We understand that the choices we all make now will shape our community and cultural legacy for generations. Our work at NCG affords us the extraordinary opportunity to have a lasting and meaningful impact in the place we call home. 

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Regional Facts

Take a look at some of the facts that are driving disparities and the philanthropic resources entering the mix in our community today. Learn More > 

Mission

Northern California Grantmakers brings philanthropy together to build healthy, thriving and just communities.

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Our values are the oxygen of our community.

Curiosity
We approach every interaction as an opportunity to learn.
Inclusiveness
We welcome a spectrum of philanthropic perspectives.
Joyfulness
We embrace joy as a source of energy and connection.
Collaboration
Community is the essence of what we are.
Courageousness
We value informed risk-taking and experimentation, even in the face of uncertainty.
Integrity
We keep the promises we make to ourselves and each other.
Prudence
We carefully steward the resources with which we are entrusted.

 

2017 Annual (Not)-Report

What do you get when you combine a surprise election result, a network of super-smart, highly charged funders, and 1,200 cookies? Whatever it is, it can’t be captured in a report.

Check out what’s getting done and where we’re headed...