Nonprofit Displacement Project News
Did you attend one of the briefings to release our Regional Nonprofit Displacement Report? Take a look at the packed event at The East Bay Community Foundation last week.
Foundation Center West created a tool, Foundation Map California, to visualize Northern California's philanthropy data. Their series on nonprofit displacement brings together our shared interest in the use of data to better understand philanthropy's impact on the region and the issue of nonprofit displacement.
Foundation Center West created a tool, Foundation Maps California, to visualize Northern California's philanthropy data. Their series on nonprofit displacement brings together our shared interest in the use of data to better understand philanthropy's impact on the region and the issue of nonprofit displacement.
While five steps alone won’t solve the entire displacement crisis, these immediate actions will keep the nonprofits we love from closing their doors on the communities they serve.
We invite you to take a look at our year’s NCG's 2016 Annual (Not)-Report, to spot some great people doing great work.
Unaffordable office space can be destabilizing – particularly in the Bay Area. In the four years between 2011 and 2014, over 1,800 nonprofits left San Francisco. While this phenomena does not just impact San Francisco and Oakland, these areas are the hardest hit in terms of rent increases. Luckily, various institutions are advancing solutions to the crisis, some of which are long-term in scope:
This feature article by Inside Philanthropy reminds colleagues in the sector of the ongoing pressures caused by nonprofit displacement. NCG, together with The San Francisco Foundation and other partners, established the nonprofit displacement crisis as a regional issue with the release of our report last year. This article highlights the Nonprofit Displacement Project briefings and report.
The Nonprofit Displacement Project, organized by philanthropy network Northern California Grantmakers in 2015, is working to secure affordable space for nonprofits in the Bay Area as well as to provide them with the technical skills to find and keep their own space.
The Bay Area’s real estate boom is on full display from our office windows. The dizzying new Salesforce tower gleams over the city, and smaller skyscrapers are quickly sprouting up in the blocks around it. Across the Bay, Oakland is seeing historically low office vacancy rates and, like San Francisco, skyrocketing rents. Developers in Oakland are renovating older buildings in downtown and uptown, many that have housed nonprofits, to convert into Class A office properties. All of this construction will create new market rate office space and will likely continue to attract more companies to our region.