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NCG Welcomes our Newest Members

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

2015 has been a busy year for NCG! This year we decided to expand our membership qualifications, and in doing so have some great members who are new to our community.  We wanted to take a moment to celebrate them — each week we will be featuring five of our new members in a blog series to celebrate them.

Help us welcome board and staff of these organizations!

Learn About Our New Members

Corporation for National & Community Service

As a federal agency member, the Corporation for National & Community Service helps more than 5 million Americans improve the lives of their fellow citizens through service. They work hand in hand with local partners, and tap the ingenuity and can-do spirit of the American people to tackle some of the most pressing challenges facing the nation.

Now more than ever, it’s important to make every dollar count. National service is a cost-effective solution that taps the power of citizens to get things done. They are multiplying the impact of their investments by generating hundreds of millions of non-federal dollars, mobilizing millions of additional volunteers, and operating with a high degree of accountability and efficiency:

We are thrilled to welcome their CEO Wendy Spencer and all of her staff to our community.


FSG is a mission-driven consulting firm for leaders in search of large-scale, lasting social change. Through their combination of customized services, powerful ideas, and learning communities, they help foundations, businesses, nonprofits, and governments around the world accelerate progress.

With 150+ staff members, 600+ consulting engagements and over 15,000 community members, FSG is bringing exciting opportunities to the Bay Area and beyond.

Help us welcome the Founder and Managing Director in San Francisco, Mark Kramer.


Caring about nonprofits and the work they do affects all NCG members and Guidestar’s mission to revolutionize philanthropy by providing information that advances transparency can help all of us. They enable users to make better decisions and encourage charitable giving.

They are a 501(c)(3) public charity that collects, organizes, and presents the information you want in an easy-to-understand format while remaining neutral. Providing nonprofit information to a broad audience at no cost to those users is an important part of their public service, one that they have pledged to continue.

Help us welcome CEO Jacob Harold and all of Guidestar’s board and staff.

Irene S. Scully Family Foundation

The Irene S. Scully Family Foundation’s vision is that all students have access to a high quality, well-rounded education and that school communities have the capacity to meet the academic and social-emotional needs of all learners.

They grant approximately $2 million each year to nonprofit organizations that support K-12 public education in both Alameda County and West Contra Costa County. Their grants support a variety of community-based organizations, school sites, and district-led programs that aim to strategically and effectively improve academic and social outcomes for students and school communities, especially those most impacted by poverty and limited resources. 

President Irene Scully and Executive Director Kathleen Maloney are dedicated to helping the foundation invest in organizations that build equity and opportunity in school communities. We look forward to working together soon.

Milagro Foundation

The Milagro Foundation is a publicly supported foundation established by Carlos Santana and his family in 1998. Milagro benefits underserved and vulnerable children around the world by making grants to community based tax-exempt organizations that work with children in the areas of education, health and the arts.

Milagro focuses upon three areas: helping children and youth live healthy lives through education and prevention of disease, helping live literate lives through learning and helping live culturally enriched lives through arts education with priority given to programs that can prove to make a lasting impact on children and projects that show collaboration between more than one agency.

Shelley Brown is a founding board member and has been serving as Executive Director since April 2000. Welcome!