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August 20, 2020

We asked NCG's board, staff, and membership to weigh-in on how they're balancing this question. Jackie Downing of Crankstart joins us to share more about the launch of NCG's newest network, the Bay Area Homelessness Funders Network, and how she's thinking about persistence and adaptivity right now. 

August 19, 2020

Northern California Grantmakers and Funders Together to End Homelessness are pleased to announce the Bay Area Homelessness Funders Network. We are joining forces to advance racial equity and coordinate across the region to prevent and end homelessness in the Bay Area by creating a space to connect and facilitate action. 

August 12, 2020

NCG’s board and staff are pleased to announce the conclusion of a rigorous search for the organization’s next president and CEO. From a pool of nearly 90 candidates and many strong contenders, one leader emerged as the consensus choice of board, staff, and management. Oakland’s own Dwayne S. Marsh brings nearly thirty years’ experience advancing racial and economic equity through sustained work in the public, nonprofit, and philanthropic sectors.

Alice Hom and Daniel Lau August 6, 2020

The past, the present, and the future come to mind with this month’s articles that address the on-going fight for equal rights, the progress and the loss of rights, the gendered impact of the recession, and concrete actions to take to radically transform philanthropy.

August 6, 2020

These past months, we've found ourselves returning to the same question: are our plans still serving their purpose or is there a greater opportunity made possible by the crises in which we find ourselves? We asked NCG's board, staff, and membership to weigh-in on how they're balancing this question. We'll publish their reflections in the months to come in this series on persistence and adaptivity. Glen Galaich of the Stupski Foundation kicks us off with insights, confessions from his consulting years, and a look at what he’s paying special attention to right now.

July 27, 2020

In response to Trump Administration’s memorandum to remove undocumented immigrants from the 2020 Census apportionment count, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR) and Philanthropy California issued the following statement.

July 17, 2020

This month marks a changing of the guard in NCG’s policy advocacy. NCG’s Cecilia Chen is stepping down to assume a central role in efforts to end the criminalization of Black youth and youth of color in Oakland at the Oakland-based Akonadi Foundation.

July 17, 2020

Philanthropy veteran Crispin Delgado is set to take the reins leading NCG’s public policy efforts. Crispin arrives with a vision for advancing equity and social justice through an exciting policy agenda.

Alice Hom and Daniel Lau July 9, 2020

This month we’re thinking about freedom — what it means and how it manifests differently for people due to systemic racism. The articles this month address systems of oppression and highlight how intersectional analyses and coalitions help in the fight for social justice. 

June 24, 2020

The November 3, 2020 election is only four months away and, with groundbreaking ballot measures and the U.S. presidency on the table, this election promises to be one for the history books. Organizations across California are mobilizing to secure record voter turnout, particularly among voters of color, immigrant voters, and new and first-time voters. Funders are partnering to expand Get Out the Vote, voter education, election access, and more.

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