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Membership Guide

When NCG members come together, we engage both hearts and minds to reimagine what’s possible. Our work at NCG affords us the extraordinary opportunity to have a lasting and meaningful impact in our region.


NCG is made up of thousands of community members across philanthropy including: program officers, board members, donor trustees, individual donors, movement conveners, communicators, visionaries, advocates, dreamers, and believers. We gather together to learn from each other, mobilize resources, and collaborate to transform philanthropy and our region. We believe in our collective power for good. With over 200 organizations in our membership, the NCG community represents $3.5 billion of funding in Northern California. 

Member Benefits

NCG has many different types of offerings members can engage with throughout the year. From timely and action-oriented programming, peer networks, and knowledge sharing, your membership includes free engagement and opportunities to dive deeper. 

Beyond events, NCG supports its community by amplifying member initiatives and partnerships, mobilizing for action-oriented work, and more. You can view the full benefits list by clicking below.

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Who Can Join

If you’re a funder who shares our vision of a racially equitable, just society, you belong at NCG. We bring together thousands of people who serve as leaders, staff, trustees, and consultants at our member organizations -- to learn from each other and a wide range of cross-sector leaders with lived experience in the issues that matter most right now -- so we can all grow our skills, collaborate, and advocate for bold and inclusive change. 

  • Grantmakers: A Grantmaker in NCG's membership includes Institutional or individual grantmakers that give a minimum of $25,000 annually and prioritize grantmaking programs.
  • Partners: A Partner in NCG's membership includes nonprofits, consulting companies, or individual consultants offering services to foundations, donors, and/or the philanthropic sector. 
  • Government: A Government Agency in NCG's membership includes government departments and agencies with grantmaking entities by city, county, or state.

For more detailed membership criteria, please contact NCG Member Services at

How to Join

We have an easy membership form for you! Once you apply NCG's membership team will be in touch about next steps. Learn more about joining and find you application by clicking the link below.

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Membership Dues

There are different rates for different member types. 

  • Grantmakers: Grantmaker Members support NCG through annual contributions based upon their annual grantmaking amount, averaged from the past three years. Your membership is active for one full year. 
  • Partners: Partner members support NCG through annual contributions based upon their annual budget, averaged from the past three fiscal years. Your membership is active for one full year.
  • Government: Government Members support NCG through a flat rate annual contribution of $1,500. Your membership is active for one full year.

Membership is active for one full year after dues are paid and is open to all staff, board, and trustees at the organization. There are no refunds or cancellations of membership dues available.


Pic of Director of Member Engagement

Arron Jiron, Director of Member Engagement

For more information about Membership contact:

Membership Committee

Victor Cordon

Senior Manager, Social Impact

Nicole Kyauk

Senior Director of Philanthropic Services
The San Francisco Foundation

Nilofar Gardezi

Program Officer & Grants Manager
Dean & Margaret Lesher Foundation

Sara Feldman

Director of Communications, Research & Development
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees

Stephanie Martinez

Program Manager
Peter E. Haas Jr. Family Fund