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Sustaining the Legacy of Black Power-Building

In 2020, we witnessed philanthropy make major commitments and promises to resource Black-led organizations and movements as part of a renewed reckoning with racial justice after the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and countless other Black lives. Historically, Black-led power-building efforts have been at the forefront of transformative change but have been consistently underfunded and under-resourced. The sudden surge in resources allocated to Black-led nonprofits and power-building organizations over the last four years highlights the urgent need to invest in the leadership and visionary ideas for dismantling systemic racism and advancing an inclusive, multiracial democracy. Now, the question remains on how to turn this moment into long-term infrastructure support for this vital work.

Philanthropy is no stranger to endowments, but we rarely see a concerted effort to endow Black-led nonprofits or specifically Black power-building organizations. Sustaining the legacy of Black power-building requires enduring institutions dedicated to ensuring Black perspectives and voices can shape a future where we all thrive. That’s why California Black Freedom Fund (CBFF) is investing in organizations that are building power in politics to dismantle systemic racism throughout California and beyond.

Join CBFF and NCG to learn about cutting-edge approaches to sustaining organizations through endowments and how that work is connected to advancing an agenda that radically transforms opportunity for the Black community.

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Northern California Grantmakers (NCG) is committed to implementing appropriate policies and taking necessary actions to create a safe and comfortable meeting environment, and to the extent possible, protect the health of everyone who attends or participates in our programming and conferences.

The use of masks is highly encouraged for this event.


Darren Isom


Dwayne S. Marsh

President & CEO

Marc Philpart

Executive Director, California Black Freedom Fund

Diana Tate Vermeire

Senior Vice President of Strategy

Molly Watson

Deputy Director


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Mar 5

Accelerating Impact with Grantee Reporting: People, Process, Tools | Session 1: Grantee Reporting

Mar 7

Accelerating impact with grantee reporting: People, Process, Tools: Session 2

Mar 7

CA Policy Forum: Get Out the Vote - A Playbook for Nonprofits & Funders