NCG's Blog

July 19, 2018

Whether you’re living, moving, hiring or solving, it’s hard to argue that anything more urgently defines our region than the housing crisis. Our friends at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation put together this snazzy graphic on the levers and landscape for affordable housing from philanthropic investment to development to percentage of income spent on housing.

July 5, 2018

NCG Member Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund has hired Sepi Aghdaee as its new Program Officer, Congratulations Sepi! 

June 21, 2018

There is a newer, emerging narrative about California’s future, and it goes like this: the future of California goes through the Central Valley. 

June 21, 2018

Natural disasters are the great equalizers, razing a cruel path regardless of income, heritage, or history. When the firestorm blazed through Redwood and Potter Valleys on the night of October 8th over 7,000 residents fled, leaving behind a lifetime of belongings.

June 20, 2018

As Philanthropy California, we join our partners in philanthropy, along with advocates and immigrant communities, in calling for an end to the practice of separating children from their parents as part of the Administration’s “zero tolerance” policy on the U.S.-Mexico border.

June 18, 2018

It is with bittersweet feelings that we announce the departure of Director of Equity and Social Justice Chris Punongbayan from NCG.  Chris is assuming the helm as Executive Director of California ChangeLawyers (formerly the California Bar Foundation) this month.

June 7, 2018

More than 40 years ago, changes in federal funding practices undermined nonprofits dependent on those funds to maintain steady cash flow and financial stability.  To address this, a group of local funders...

June 7, 2018

This new national holiday is the brainchild of Vu Le, author of the blog Nonprofit AF, who envisions it as a day “for nonprofit professionals, foundation staff, and board members and trustees to get together without an agenda, to break down power imbalance and strengthen relationships in our sector”.

May 24, 2018

Philanthropy and the non-profit social justice sectors are not exempt from perpetuating toxic workplace environments.

May 24, 2018

Philanthropy California has signed on to the Census Policy Advocacy Network’s (CPAN) budget request to support adequate funding for community-based organizations (CBOs) to engage in outreach efforts for the upcoming 2020 Census.

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