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The Solutions-Side to the Nonprofit Displacement Problem

Release Date: 
03/29/2018
The Bay Area’s real estate boom is on full display from our office windows. The dizzying new Salesforce tower gleams over the city, and smaller skyscrapers are quickly sprouting up in the blocks around it. Across the Bay, Oakland is seeing...
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Bay Area Organizations Work to Protect Nonprofits from Displacement

Release Date: 
11/16/2017
The Nonprofit Displacement Project, organized by philanthropy network Northern California Grantmakers in 2015, is working to secure affordable space for nonprofits in the Bay Area as well as to provide them with the technical skills to find and keep...
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Risky Real Estate

Release Date: 
03/15/2017
This feature article by Inside Philanthropy reminds colleagues in the sector of the ongoing pressures caused by nonprofit displacement. NCG, together with The San Francisco Foundation and other partners, established the nonprofit displacement crisis...
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The Lease Is Up — Now What?

Release Date: 
03/02/2017
Unaffordable office space can be destabilizing – particularly in the Bay Area. In the four years between 2011 and 2014, over 1,800 nonprofits left San Francisco. While this phenomena does not just impact San Francisco and Oakland, these areas are...
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Nonprofit Displacement Project | Reports

Release Date: 
03/09/2016
A report of Bay Area nonprofits released today by Northern California Grantmakers, The San Francisco Foundation and partners–shows that most respondents (82%) are concerned about sustaining their work in the face of rising office space costs in the...
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Return to Sender

Release Date: 
02/01/2016
How will nonprofits deliver direct services in our local communities if they can no longer afford the space to do it in? Join one or more of three upcoming briefings to hear the latest data on what’s happening and to talk about what can be done.
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Creating Change through Arts, Culture and Equitable Development: A Policy and Practice Primer

Across the nation, artistic and cultural practices are helping to define the sustainability of urban, rural, and suburban neighborhoods. In the design of parks and open spaces; the building of public transit, housing, and supermarkets; in plans for addressing needs for community health and healing trauma; communities are embracing arts and culture strategies to help create equitable communities of opportunity where everyone can participate, prosper, and achieve their full potential. And artists are seeing themselves — and being seen by others — as integral community members whose talents,...
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Silicon Valley Nonprofit Space and Facilities Report | Nonprofit Displacement Project

The Bay Area economic boom is having dramatic, tectonic effects: deepening income and opportunity disparities are placing nonprofit and arts institutions at higher risk for displacement, further threatening to undermine the unique, vibrant character and culture that have been the legacy of our region for generations. While the real estate boom generates revenue and opportunity for the Bay Area, it places additional stress on nonprofits and the communities they serve who are struggling to remain in their neighborhoods. The kind of pressure the housing crunch is putting on individuals, is also...

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