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Why Join Northern California Grantmakers (NCG)?

Northern California Grantmakers (NCG) members—200 organizations strong and growing—are dedicated to building an equitable future for the region. From program officers to individual donors and movement conveners, NCG members are dynamic funders shifting practice and transforming philanthropy as a whole. We believe in our collective power and energy to move towards a shared vision.  

Membership dues are critical to NCG’s sustainability and impact. This form of support enables us to continue mobilizing resources, capital, and power back to historically marginalized communities leading transformative change.  

With your membership dues, you will:  

  • Shift practice to respond to the most pressing movement issues in the field today 
  • Connect and learn with other philanthropic leaders to act with clarity and courage 
  • Amplify transformative perspectives and practices across the sector  

Harnessing the power of the NCG network is crucial to building more equitable futures. NCG is proud to be your guide, mobilizer, and connector to the field. If an NCG membership resonates with you, our passionate team would love to hear from you


Join us to: 

  1. Gather & Practice: Ignite Your Curiosity 
    • Immerse yourself in over 100+ free events, gaining priority access to Communities of Practice learning cohorts. 
  2. Collaborate: Build Meaningful Connections 
    • Join issue and affinity-based peer networks, such as the Bay Area Homelessness Funders Network and Funders for Climate Equity, to collaboratively shape the philanthropic landscape. 
  3. Mobilize & Learn: Take Action and Expand Knowledge 
    • Dive into thought leadership on equitable recovery, nonprofit sustainability, and the Trust-Based Philanthropy Project. Engage in action-oriented work around Democracy & Equitable Policy, Climate Resilience & Disaster Response, and our statewide alliance as Philanthropy California. 
  4. Amplify: Share, Connect, Grow 
    • Enjoy first access to NCG news, field updates, and members' news. Share your organizational narrative and collaborate by writing or speaking on NCG platforms. 
  5. Connect, Collaborate, Elevate: NCG, Where Philanthropy Finds Its Collective Power 
    • Foster meaningful connections through our member-only directory, where you can discover what others are focused on, get support in an existing network, create a new collaborative fund, and strategize together on future possibilities.