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January 25, 2018

"In today's journalism, freelancers are both vulnerable and valuable," says NCG member, the Heising-Simons Foundation. The Foundation has announced Valeria Fernández  and Jaeah Lee as the inaugural winners of its new journalism award, the American Mosaic Journalism Prize.

January 18, 2018

Jeff Tiell is a Program Officer at the Jim Joseph Foundation. As a part of our Member Spotlight Series, Jeff told us about his superpower that helps with Bay Area traffic and what's exciting him about the future of Jewish Education.

January 18, 2018

For those who waited with bated breath for the Governor’s proposed 2018-19 budget, the big question was: How would the Governor deal with shifting and uncertain federal policy when drafting a budget for the world’s sixth largest economy? The answer: With caution.  

January 16, 2018

I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality.”

Martin Luther King, Jr. gave these remarks in 1964 when he accepted the Nobel Peace Award in Oslo.

January 11, 2018

Our Q&A features Mary Mazzoni, one of our panelists. Mazzoni is a freelance environmental journalist who reports on the role of business in protecting the environment and fostering equality around the world. Here, she explains how the SDGs came to be, the challenges they present

January 8, 2018

Corporations can play a unique role in helping their communities recover from disasters. How can they make sure they are contributing where their help is most needed – and not inadvertently making recovery operations more difficult?

January 4, 2018

Relive the moment with these great holiday party photos. Over 300 NCG family and friends packed the house to celebrate our work together and fortify our connections for the year ahead.

January 4, 2018
NCG received a record high number of new members in 2017. We welcomed 32 new members from all across our region—including 4 community foundations, 6 family foundations, 8 consulting firms and much more. As our network continues to grow, so does our reach and impact.
January 3, 2018

It’s an open secret in philanthropy: visitors to our websites ignore our lovingly curated stories and head straight to our job listings. Northern California Grantmakers is no exception. A look at our website data last year showed our job board eclipsed all the other pages combined. We admit, our feelings were hurt. Did they love us only for our jobs?

December 14, 2017

Last month NCG weighed in on its first public policy issue – opposing changes to San Francisco’s campaign finance and conflict of interest laws.  True, it’s not the sexiest of issues but it was one with huge implications for philanthropy and our partners in government and the nonprofit sector.