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February 24, 2022

This is a governance moment. We can master governing for all people by bringing a racial equity consciousness to every aspect of how government does business. We have an unprecedented opportunity to strengthen our democracy by fully activating our multiracial population and building a nation where everyone participates, prospers, and reaches their full potential.

February 2, 2022

The Youth Power Fund is pleased to announce a total of $870,000 in grants to 29 youth organizing groups in Northern California. The fund was launched in 2019 by foundations and donors that recognize the importance of youth organizing and its role in sustaining a vibrant, inclusive society. To this end, the fund invests in young people of color, particularly young Black and Indigenous leaders, who are creating the world they want to live in by reimagining and transforming communities and systems.

February 2, 2022

NCG is excited to officially welcome Nephthali Ramirez (she/her) to the team! Nephthali joins the newly created role as Program and Communications Coordinator supporting program development from beginning to end. She has experience in both nonprofit and philanthropic sectors working most recently as a contractor for NCG where she supported over 100 events and helped implement the transition to virtual programming. 

February 2, 2022

The lunar new year of the tiger began on February 1, so it's still a new year which means we have an opportunity for a fresh start. Leaders and staff in organizations from different sectors use the phrase “racial equity” or “diversity, equity, and inclusion” and talk about it but sometimes there is a disconnect between talking and acting on what it means to operationalize racial equity. Along with this desire for change, there is the inevitable question of, “now, what do we need to do?”  

January 20, 2022

NCG is pleased to announce NCG's membership team is growing! Sarah Evers (they/them) joins the team as the new Member Engagement Coordinator to support all things membership for the NCG community. Interested in getting to know Sarah or have questions about membership? Get in touch! 

January 18, 2022

This is not the New Year’s message I was hoping to write. There was a moment this fall when things started feeling like they might just fall into place. We saw progress on the pandemic, and it felt like 2022 might herald a fresh beginning. But reality intervened, as it tends to do.

December 9, 2021

Ed, I appreciate the hand off, and the question: How do we bridge the gap that often exists between rhetoric and action within our institutions? I believe we can bridge the gap by living our purpose. Why does philanthropy exist? Why is it necessary? Let's start here and move toward answering the question more directly. 

December 9, 2021

NCG is pleased to announce our team is growing with the new addition of Melissa Nop (she/her), our Manager of Equity and Practice. Melissa has worked in philanthropy since 2017 and was most recently at Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees as a Program Associate.  

December 7, 2021

A reflection on 2021 and looking ahead to 2022. 

October 28, 2021

CCJFG is creating a three-part podcast, Funding the Yes and we are proud to share the first episode with you!