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Mic Drop
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.

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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.  

Mic Drop
Apr 25, 2024

How Youth-Participatory Grantmaking is Transforming Philanthropy 

To truly strengthen our democracy for the long-term, funders need to hear directly from young people and youth organizing staff and follow their lead to deeply invest in the ecosystem that builds political home and collective agency for us. 

CEO Corner
Apr 15, 2024

Moving from Acknowledgement to Action: Supporting Indigenous Sovereignty

My partner and I recently engaged in the annual ritual that is paying U.S. income tax.

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