California's summer fire storms are threatening thousands of additional structures and tens of thousands have moved to safety. Evacuation orders remain in place in some of these locations. Some have been allowed to return, others have not, and the fires remain unpredicable.
I’ve recently started a yoga practice. (OK maybe it’s a bit premature to call it a “practice,” but I have been to four classes so far, and I plan to keep going.)
NCG is pleased to announce Varisa Tantiwasadakran as its new Communications Associate. The newest member of NCG’s growing team set her sights on public service at USC and quickly picked up a philanthropy minor with her business major.
These members made a combined contribution of $1190.98 million in cash contributions specifically to the Bay Area in addition to in-kind gifts and volunteering. See the List >
Whether you’re living, moving, hiring or solving, it’s hard to argue that anything more urgently defines our region than the housing crisis. Our friends at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation put together this snazzy graphic on the levers and landscape for affordable housing from philanthropic investment to development to percentage of income spent on housing.
NCG Member Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund has hired Sepi Aghdaee as its new Program Officer, Congratulations Sepi!
There is a newer, emerging narrative about California’s future, and it goes like this: the future of California goes through the Central Valley.
Natural disasters are the great equalizers, razing a cruel path regardless of income, heritage, or history. When the firestorm blazed through Redwood and Potter Valleys on the night of October 8th over 7,000 residents fled, leaving behind a lifetime of belongings.
As Philanthropy California, we join our partners in philanthropy, along with advocates and immigrant communities, in calling for an end to the practice of separating children from their parents as part of the Administration’s “zero tolerance” policy on the U.S.-Mexico border.
It is with bittersweet feelings that we announce the departure of Director of Equity and Social Justice Chris Punongbayan from NCG. Chris is assuming the helm as Executive Director of California ChangeLawyers (formerly the California Bar Foundation) this month.