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May 24, 2023

Join CCJFG in Welcoming Our Newest Steering Committee Member!

 California Criminal Justice Funders Group is honored to welcome our new

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Nov 9, 2017

Kenneth Rainin Foundation Awards $3 Million to Game-Changing Arts Real Estate Organization

The Community Arts Stabilization Trust’s goal is to acquire 100,000 square feet of space for arts groups by the end of 2018 and expand its footprint in Oakland.  Today, the Kenneth Rainin Foundation announced $3 million in additional funding for the Community Arts Stabilization Trust (CAST), a game-changing organization that protects San Francisco Bay Area arts and cultural organizations from displacement.

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Dec 13, 2017

Kenneth Rainin Foundation Appoints Adriana Griñó as Arts Program Officer

NCG member the Kenneth Rainin Foundation has promoted Adriana Griñó from Arts Program Associate to Arts Program Officer. Congratulations Adriana!As the Program Officer for the Rainin Foundation’s Arts Program, Adriana supports the Director of Arts Strategy & Ventures with Grantmaking activities, and developing and implementing new initiatives.

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Jan 18, 2018

Hewlett Foundation Names Emiko Ono as New Program Director of the Performing Arts Program

NCG member the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation announced yesterday that Emiko Ono has been named the new Program Director of its Performing Arts Program. Emiko has been a sharp and engaging member of NCG's Arts Loan Fund Steering Committee since 2011. Join us in congratulating her on the new role!

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Mar 26, 2020

Emergency Loans Available for Bay Area Arts Organizations

San Francisco, CA—Arts organizations are facing unprecedented challenges as they’ve suspended public programming to help our communities adapt to life-saving shelter-in-place orders. The Arts Loan Fund, managed by Northern California Grantmakers, has announced a COVID-19 Emergency Loan to support arts and culture nonprofits and fiscally sponsored organizations in the eleven Bay Area counties.

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Jul 1, 2021

Let the Frontlines Lead: Supporting Grassroots Movements for a Climate-Resilient Future

by Angie Chen, Laura García, and Doria Robinson

Philanthropy California, Environmental Grantmakers Association, and Smart Growth California organized the Grounded Action: Grassroots Movements and Climate Justice dialogue series in partnership with the CLIMA Fund in April 2021. This two-part series aimed to unpack different forms of grassroots climate action and hear from funders and movement leaders on how to support climate movements.

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Apr 3, 2017

(Un)Common Passion

By Robert K. Ross, MD, President & CEO, The California Endowment

This past week, the award-winning hip hop artist and actor Common went behind the scenes in Southern California to better understand our nation’s prison pipeline, and learn from people whose lives are profoundly affected by it both on the inside and the outside.

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Nov 16, 2017

The Time is Now for Justice Reform In California

By Anuja Mendiratta and Kathryn Snyder, Co-Chairs of the California Criminal Justice Funders Group

Our criminal justice system is broken. It disproportionately impacts and targets communities of color and poor communities, and costs California taxpayers billions a year, money that could otherwise be directed towards more fruitful investments in community development, drug treatment, mental health services, education, and jobs. Our system of mass incarceration does not increase public safety, reduce crime, or bring adequate relief to crime survivors

Member News
Aug 9, 2019

California Criminal Justice Funders Group Welcomes New Committee Members

The California Criminal Justice Funders Group Steering Committee is comprised of powerful and dynamic representatives from various local and statewide foundations and philanthropic institutions. Learn more about the new Committee members, Iris Garcia of Akonadi Foundation and maisha quint of Libra Foundation below. 

Member News
Aug 10, 2019

California Criminal Justice Funders Group Member Spotlight: Akonadi Foundation

by Iris Garcia, Learning and Impact Program Officer, Akonadi Foundation

Member News
Dec 2, 2019

California Criminal Justice Funders Group Member Spotlight: The San Francisco Foundation