How can we turn the tide to become a region of economic opportunity for everyone—especially members of our communities who’ve been locked out of asset-building by decades of discriminatory policies and investments? Our future housing and land use policies and investments must make it possible for low income people of color to live in any neighborhood in the Bay Area and share in the region’s extraordinary prosperity.
The Bay Area Census Funders Collaborative – a partnership of Silicon Valley Community Foundation, the East Bay Community Foundation, Northern California Grantmakers, and numerous other funders – has been created to help ensure a fair and complete 2020 census count.
In January 2019, Northern California Grantmakers Board of Directors and staff journeyed together to Montgomery and Selma, Alabama. Our point of inspiration was the opening of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery. Our shared purpose in making the trip was to reflect on the legacy of slavery and racism, draw parallels to the challenges we are facing in Northern California, and deepen our collective practice and investment in equity and social justice movements.
It’s Spring and we found fresh takes on enduring subject matters. The April edition of What We’re Reading encompasses a range of articles tackling bias, revising what we’ve been taught in school and society, and opening up new perspectives.
"I planted my first tree there," recalled Tim Bolin as he pointed to patch of burned debris where his first home once stood. Tim is a pastor at the Paradise Alliance Church in the city that has been his home for 40 years.
I just hosted a staff meeting filled with laughter and storytelling. Howling, wipe-your-eyes laughter, and good, around-the-dinner-table connection. How did we get here? Partly by recognizing that our meetings weren’t, in many cases, places we preferred to be.
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In accordance with Northern California Grantmakers’ bylaws, this message serves as formal written notice that the Annual Meeting of members will be held on April 23 at the San Mateo Marriott. This meeting will be a part of NCG’s 2019 Values. Vision. Voice. Conference. During the meeting, five candidates will be presented as nominees for a vote to the NCG Board of Directors.
In the March edition of What We’re Reading, we’re breaking the rules by centering under-represented communities all year long. While Black History Month has ended and Women’s History month has begun, we believe the work of equity and social justice should be shared all the time. This month you’ll find a variety of articles and a bonus video that focuses on racial equity while including other identities.