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October 27, 2015
NCG members spend considerable effort to ease the hardship of people with the least resources in the Bay Area. New data shows that our 10 percent poverty rate reveals only part of the picture.
October 15, 2015

This year, Kate Seely designed NCG's 2015 New Grantmakers Institute, a two-day workshop welcoming people to the field. Hear what attendees had to say.

October 13, 2015
A social justice activist and funder who has consistently worked with the intersection of race, class and gender for more than 30 years, Susan Wefald is trying to build capacity of organizations and movements to affect change.
October 12, 2015
On Saturday, Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill that instantly registers residents to vote when they renew or obtain a new license beginning in 2016. The “New Motor Voter Act” is just one of many steps aimed at addressing California’s low election participation rate.
October 6, 2015
When the Bay Area was swishing its bell bottoms, standing tall with platforms and freeing the love in the late 70’s, voters approved Proposition 13, slashing taxes for public services.
October 5, 2015
Thanks to everyone who participated in NCG’s 2015 Corporate Philanthropy Institute. And a special thank you to all the individuals who tweeted throughout the day using our conference hashtag #CPI2015–Here is our Storify filled with quotes, pictures and conference moments to share.
September 29, 2015
Yesterday, the White House hosted the Immigration Briefing for Regional Associations of Grantmakers to invite involvement with the administration’s immigration initiatives at the state and local level. NCG and our California partners attended.
September 29, 2015
The explosion of racial injustice back into the public consciousness interconnecting Oakland, New York, Ferguson and many point between has re-energized conversations about race, equity and institutional change. Today, funders have an opportunity to engage with government partners.
September 29, 2015
We came. We authenticated. We envisioned. The Corporate Philanthropy Institute opened some big questions. If you were there, thank you. Thank you for coming, and thank you for bringing your energy, your curiosity, your questions, your knowledge, your insights, and your know-how with you into the room.
September 18, 2015

It’s official: 2015 is the worst recorded fire season in history. Wildfires are still raging across California’s drought-parched hills, with thousands displaced and hundreds facing catastrophic losses and the Herculean task of rebuilding. We’ve looked into ways to help.