October 2018 marks the one-year anniversary of the Northern California firestorm. With funding from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Northern California Grantmakers commissioned Learning for Action, an independent San Francisco-based research firm, to conduct this study to understand the extent of the fires’ impact on the arts community in the three most affected counties: Sonoma, Napa, and Mendocino.
The study, North Bay Fired and the Arts, One Year Later, draws upon quantitative and qualitative data collected in each of the three counties from individual artists affected by the fires and from arts organizations serving the region.
The Arts Loan Fund hosted an exciting conversation on funding culturally specific and immigrant communities in the Bay Area. The panel explored the importance of creative place making and place keeping. In the midst of so many changes in our communities, the panel discussed how we as grantmakers can honor the distinct characteristics and soul of the neighborhoods and cities we serve.
NCG's Arts Loan Fund (ALF) committee is made up of Bay Area funders that are committed to the Arts. The ALF meets once a month to review loan applications and determine awards to nonprofits that support the Arts.
On July 13, the public policy team from Southern California Grantmakers presented to Arts Funders on advocacy for foundations.