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05 Mar 2019

Funder Network on Trauma & Resilience: Mixer with Jane Stevens

March 5, 2019 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Rosa Mexicano
Please join the Funder Network on Trauma & Resilience (FNTR) for a Mixer with Jane Stevens, editor of ACESTooHigh , and founder and publisher of ACEs Connection! Launched in 2018, FNTR aims to foster a vibrant, engage funder learning community...
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14 Mar 2018

Bay Area Funder Network on Trauma and Resilience: Kick-off Meeting

March 14, 2018 -
12:00pm to 2:30pm
Northern California Grantmakers
Join us for the first meeting of the Bay Area Funder Network on Trauma and Resilience! This new funder group will meet quarterly and is designed to provide a forum for learning, debate, and relationship building around topics related to the field of...
12 Aug 2014

#YesWeCode: A Special Briefing with Van Jones

August 12, 2014 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
World Affairs Council
Northern California Grantmakers, Marin Community Foundation and Rebuild the Dream invite you to an in-depth conversation with Van Jones and other movement leaders to explore Tech's diversity problem and how #YesWeCode endeavors to address it.

Resources from Crashing the Barriers: Making Work Possible for Everyone

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Despite the recovery of the American economy and national unemployment rates at their lowest levels in years, millions of people who are willing and able to work are excluded from that prosperity. To address the inefficiencies and challenges of entry into today’s workforce for young people and adults overcoming barriers like incarceration or homelessness, a unique partnership that was forged in Los Angeles is being replicated in the Bay Area. The Los Angeles Regional Initiative for Social Enterprise or LA: Rise bridges the gaps in service between local social enterprises,...

Smarter Philanthropy for Greater Impact: Rethinking How Grantmakers Support Scale

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A special supplement sponsored by Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) for the Stanford Social Innovation Review Spring 2014 edition. It was created to capture the latest thinking about how nonprofit organizations, grantmakers, public funders, and social entrepreneurs can increase the impact of successful solutions to urgent social challenges. In the following pages, leaders from across the social sector offer their perspectives on “scaling what works” — what it means, what it takes to do it right, and what needs to happen to ensure that proven and promising solutions find their way...

Resources from Why Summer Matters: Challenge & Opportunity in Summer Learning for Children & Youth

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The impact of summer learning loss on young people’s academic achievement is astounding. Research from Johns Hopkins University has shown that two-thirds of the achievement gap between low-income and middle income 9th graders is attributed to the differences in their summer learning experiences in elementary school. Despite this shocking fact, there hasn’t been clear direction about solutions. This briefing presented compelling new research about quality-summer programming in California that is having a measurable impact on students' achievement.

Resources from Youth Voice: Supporting Youth to Promote Systems Change

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Not every young person is lucky enough to enjoy the support of a functional family or social network, and many depend on the state in some capacity to help develop the skills necessary for achieving professional success and personal stability. In recent years, the Zellerbach Family Foundation , Stuart Foundation and W. Clement and Jessie V. Stone Foundation , among others, have supported organizations that use "youth voice" as a strategy to build the capacity of youth to advocate effectively for changes in the systems that directly affect their lives. This briefing provided an overview of "...

Snapshots of Philanthropy: S.H. Cowell Foundation

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The Snapshots of Philanthopy are meant to offer a glimpse into the many ways organized philanthropy is making a difference in our community. This snapshot features NCG member the S.H. Cowell Foundation and its work to build stronger families by supporting a community's long-term commitment to change.

S.H. Cowell Foundation: Providing Assistance Beyond the Grant

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S.H. Cowell Foundation was spotlighted by The Center for Effective Philanthropy last week in the second post of its series highlighting profiles of funders that show non-monetary support to their grantees.

PropelNext Selects 15 California Grantees

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The PropelNext California Partnership announced that 15 nonprofits have been selected to receive grants and from its first California grantee cohort including three NCG members–the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard...


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