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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.

Mic Drop
Aug 3, 2023

Mic Drop: Resourcing the Long Arc of Trans Liberation

Trans leaders need the spaciousness–many of us understand to be provided by sufficient resourcing–to be able to dream even bigger. As funders, we must understand, now is not the time to center our individual agendas; we cannot focus on single program areas, issues, and strategies, or tepid expansion of portfolios.

Asking for a Friend...
Aug 3, 2023

Asking for a Friend... Where Can My Organization Start on Reparations?

I am so invested in Black liberation work and always trying to figure out how to move my institution towards this vision. In particular, I keep hearing recently that philanthropy has a role in the reparations movement. My question is where do I start to engage my institution (a small and mighty family foundation) on reparations and the land rematriation efforts. All the questions- who, what, where, when, how?

CEO Corner
Jul 14, 2023

Introducing Your Dynamic 2023-2024 NCG Board!

Our team recently returned from a Summer refresh, where we pumped the brakes on the remarkable array of activities we are cooking up and allowed the team to recharge in anticipation of the second half of the year. It’s part of our commitment to centering wellness in racial equity, and while time off alone can’t address all the challenges facing workers in these existential times, it’s a good start.

Jul 12, 2023

Advocating for a Sustainable Nonprofit Sector

Together with Philanthropy California (a statewide alliance​ ​of Northern California Grantmakers, SoCal Grantmakers, and Catalyst of San Diego & Imperial Counties)​,​ we’re championing a sustainable nonprofit sector by supporting the California Nonprofit Equity Initiative. This package of state bills will support and strengthen the larger nonprofit ecosystem.

Practice Lab
Jun 29, 2023

Practice Lab: Simplifying Funding Applications to Align Action with Values


Mic Drop
Jun 15, 2023

Mic Drop: How Philanthropy Can Double Down on Black Liberation

And as we celebrate Juneteenth on June 19, we know that autonomy and sovereignty are essential to building Black power.

Asking for a Friend...
Jun 14, 2023

Asking for a Friend... I'm Confused by Philanthrospeak

I am new to philanthropy coming from movement-building and nonprofit work. Feeling a little out of place, not knowing all the jargon, institutions, or resources out there. Where do I start? How can I stay connected to my roots with movement-building work in this field? What does building community mean in philanthropy?