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Apr 11, 2024

Funding for Trans Communities To Thrive

The multiple polycrises of our time continue to disproportionately impact trans, gender non-conforming, and nonbinary communities of color.

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Feb 22, 2024

Asking for a friend...Why does philanthropy change its focus and strategy so often?

Why does philanthropy change its focus and strategy so often, and on time frames that are unrealistic for minor victories let alone systemic change?

Announcement/Press Release
May 25, 2023

Tour NCG's New Website & Refreshed Brand

We have been working hard for the past year to create a website that reflects our current evolution. You'll find that we've updated our brand—and it's not just about changing logos or colors. We've taken a deeper look at how we communicate our values through our new design and our refreshed mission and vision statement. Our new site provides better accessibility and is more user-friendly. We hope this website makes your experience with NCG even better than it was before.

CEO Corner
Jul 8, 2024

Together is a Gift: Reflections on the 2024 Annual Conference

When the team conceptualized the theme for the 2024 Annual Conference, Imagine & Act, we knew there was potential for it to be a momentous gathering. The conference experience began to fall into place with plans to inspire action, stretch the thinking, and sharpen the practices of attendees. What we couldn’t predict when we built this space, is how it would be filled by all of you.

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Jun 20, 2024

Asking for a friend....why are so many foundations unwilling to give more than the minimum payout?

Miguel asks: “Why do y’all think so many foundations are unwilling to give out more than the minimum payout? How can we convince larger foundations to give more than what is legally required?” 

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Jun 6, 2024

Asking For A Friend...What's the role of philanthropy in supporting power-building efforts?

Dear What is The Role of Philanthropy in Supporting Power-Building, I’m so glad you asked this question! We know that cutting checks alone won’t realize justice. At the San Francisco Foundation, we define power-building as "the strategic act of shifting power away from historically oppressive systems and towards a new center of gravity that advances authentic democracy, redistribution, and reparation.”  

CEO Corner
May 13, 2024

See You at the 2024 Annual Conference!

Slated for Tuesday, June 18, 2024 in Downtown Oakland at the Oakland Marriott City Center, this year's conference theme, Imagine & Act, resonates deeply with the current landscape of philanthropy.

Mic Drop
May 9, 2024

Investing in Power Building to Achieve a Multiracial Democracy

As we face the stinging backlash to progress and concerted efforts to challenge the movement for greater equity and inclusion, a new generation of organizers and leaders are defending these wins and building the power of communities to dismantle systems of oppression.