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Resources for April 13th Discussion on Funder Collaboration for COVID-19

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04/2020
The impact of the COVID-19 outbreak is far reaching, including major implications for non-profits and the communities that they serve. Philanthropy has an important role to play in supporting their non-profit partners during this challenging time in which there will be an increase in demand for their services. Through-out the next month, NCG will host a funders coordination meeting (via Zoom) every Monday from 11:00 am - 12:00 noon. During these calls, participants will hear from other local funders on what they see their role is and share about specific needs they are hearing about in the...
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Resources for March 30th COVID-19 Discussion on Funder Collaboration

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03/2020
The impact of the COVID-19 outbreak is far reaching, including major implications for non-profits and the communities that they serve. Philanthropy has an important role to play in supporting their non-profit partners during this challenging time in which there will be an increase in demand for their services. Since March 16th, NCG has been hosting funders coordination meetings (via Zoom) every Monday from 11:00 am - 12:00 noon. During these calls, participants will heard from other local funders on what they see their role is and share about specific needs they are hearing about in the...
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Supporting the Social and Emotional Health of Children During COVID-19

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03/2020
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a children’s mental health crisis in California. On this webinar, participants heard an update on this crisis and concrete opportunities for funders to get involved. Participants learned about state and federal actions, adoption by local jurisdictions, and the current reality facing the delivery and financial viability of safety net programs and services. Speakers Alex Briscoe, Principal, The California Children’s Trust Dr. Harold S. Koplewicz, MD, President, the Child Mind Institute Chris Stoner Mertz, LCSW California Association of Children and...
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Resources from Addressing Trauma in Pediatric Primary Care

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11/2019
Genentech Charitable Giving and the Center for Care Innovations partnered to implement the Resilient Beginnings Collaborative, a learning collaborative to support seven safety net clinics in transforming their care environments to screen for and address trauma. Through a panel and group discussion, program attendees had the opportunity to learn about practical insights from their implementation, including workflow, follow-up services, and reimbursement as well as explored larger questions such as how screening fits into the larger goals of addressing trauma and the role of organizational...
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Resources for Funders Briefing | Northern California Wildfires and Public Safety Power Shutoff: Who’s Affected, What’s Needed from Philanthropy

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10/2019
The wildfires and the Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) in Northern California have caused major disruptions for Bay Area residents. To date, over 180,000 people are displaced from their homes and nearly 1 million are without power. These events burden people with the least access to resources and barrier to mobility including 1) people with disabilities, 2) immigrants and farm workers, 3) low-income residents, and 4) older adults and seniors.
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For the People: Protecting and Restoring Faith in Our Democracy | 4/18/2019

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04/2019
On March 8, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1 , which is perhaps the most comprehensive political reform proposal in a generation by our elected representatives. The “For the People Act” seeks to restore faith in our republican democracy as a genuinely representative system open to broad participation and protected from corruption and the outsized influence of special interest money. The provisions of the bill would make it easier for people to vote and strengthen campaign finance & ethics laws.
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Resources for A Grantmaking New Year’s Resolution: A Values-Based Grantmaking Practice

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02/2019
Values-aligned grantmaking is becoming every day parlance in our field, with good reason: foundation professionals are increasingly conscious of the role they play in social change. Similarly, the challenges we face seem ever more difficult to solve, and the injustices individuals, communities, and the planet face are heartbreaking. Making highly effective grants across a portfolio and even across an entire foundation is the nut we are all trying to crack. Given the current moment in philanthropy, in our country, and across the world, grantmakers are looking more intentionally at their own...
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Resources from Stockton Reinvention Tour Webinar | Economic Empowerment: Basic Income Demonstration & Workforce Access

Publication date: 
10/2018
NCG in partnership with the City of Stockton is offering several opportunities to have more in depth exchanges about the eight strategies that constitute the vision for a resurgent Stockton. On Thursday, October 11th, NCG and the City of Stockton hosted a discussion on the Economic Empowerment/Workforce Access efforts of the Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration (SEED) , the first city-level Guaranteed Income demonstration program in the country. This special 1-hour webinar featured Mayor Michael Tubbs and Lori Ann Ospina, who is leading the SEED...
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One Part Resilience, Two Parts Grit: The Wildfires One Year Later.

Publication date: 
10/2018
It was just last October that a firestorm erupted across the North Bay in Sonoma, Napa, Lake, and Mendocino Counties. The most destructive in California history, the fires took lives, homes and livelihoods. While these communities are on the path to recovery, Mendocino and Lake Counties are also coping with more recent fires. During this event, we spoke to local leaders to hear where they now stand, what issues are newly emerging, how our colleagues have personally dealt with the challenges, and where help is still needed. They shared what’s currently happening in their communities and the...
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Informing the National Perspective on Immigration Reform

Publication date: 
10/2018
Immigration issues have attracted significant attention over the past few years as changes in federal policies have ignited debates across the political spectrum. In July 2018, the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) and BPC Action published a new report, The New Middle on Immigration Reform , which suggests a consensus set of immigration policies that Americans support is more to the right than many realize. The report is based on a nationwide survey, focus groups, and roundtable discussions. But where does California fit into this dialogue? Grantmakers in California, where one in four residents...
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