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July 13, 2022

Jaime Kemmer Woods (she/her) has joined NCG as the first-ever Director of Strategy and Partnerships. Jaime brings more than 15 years of experience in social impact work having held various roles from direct service and grantmaking to development. 

June 30, 2022

We’ve learned at ZFF that legacy is not synonymous with complacency. Rather than working in conflict with our history, the changes we’ve made have clarified our purpose, offered opportunities to deepen our impact, and introduced new possibilities for our future.

June 30, 2022

We know how to solve homelessness. It’s time for Bay Area philanthropy to work together and double down on investing in and implementing the solutions we know work.   

June 29, 2022

In a 6-3 vote, the Supreme Court of the United States’s ruling on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization struck down both Roe v. Wade (1973) and Planned Parenthood v. Casey (1992). This landmark decision eliminated a person’s constitutional right to abortion and reverses 50 years of federal abortion protection. Five opportunities present themselves for immediate action.

June 20, 2022

If you're looking for an Annual Report, you've come to the wrong place. Find out what we were up to during our year of planning and doing. 

June 16, 2022

Even before a global pandemic, that was the question we kept asking ourselves. Children are thrown into cages. Anti-immigrant rhetoric. A threat to render our immigrant communities invisible through a citizenship question on the census. Mass shootings from Buffalo, NY to Uvalde, TX. The grief can be debilitating. It moves from pain into anger. From the stomach to the neck

June 15, 2022

NCG is pleased to share that Viridiana Romero (she/her) is joining the team as the first-ever Manager of Strategic Initiatives. Viridiana is no stranger to the field and brings a breadth of experience from the nonprofit, philanthropic, and private sectors.

June 15, 2022

NCG is pleased to share that our capacity to support donors and trustees is growing! Nicole Garzino (she/her) joins as the new Senior Manager for Donor & Trustee Programs. Nicole brings over twenty years of experience in nonprofit management, program creation, as well as strategic planning, and Board development.

June 15, 2022

Re-imagining an equitable region is core to NCG’s Equitable Recovery framework. Rather than a return to what once was, can we disrupt, re-imagine, and restructure what’s possible? NCG’s Public Policy Director, Crispin Delgado spoke with Kim Williams, Hub Manager at Sacramento Building Healthy Communities (Sacramento BHC) about where philanthropy can continue to step in, how to take a community-centered approach, and why movement-building needs to be at the center. Read the full conversation here! 

June 15, 2022

To capitalize on the growing funder interest in Guaranteed Income, Asset Funders Network (AFN), Economic Security Project (ESP), Springboard to Opportunity and the Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania co-produced a primer to highlight strategic investments funders can make to advance evidence-based GI solutions.

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