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August 17, 2022

We have seen the national conversation turn even more hostile around bodily autonomy and sovereignty for all genders, amplified policing of trans bodies in public spaces, and an explicit attack on the existence of trans youth in State legislatures. Undoubtedly, while Republican states in the South are experiencing the sharpest edges of transantagonism, Californians are witnessing the impacts of state-sanctioned transphobia.

August 9, 2022

As a part of our Member Spotlight series, we spoke with Amy Saxton, Vice President of Program Development at The James Irvine Foundation. Amy shared how she is approaching her work, program strategy, and where others can jump in to collaborate.  

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.