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California Winter Storms

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California is experiencing a series of repeated atmospheric river events that are leading to flooding, power outages, and mudslides across much of the state. Unfortunately, we know that these storms are only the latest in a chain of climate change-...

Show Up for Humboldt County's Earthquake Response

Damage to Fernbridge on State Route 211 near Fernbridge Drive in Loleta, Calif., following a 6.4 magnitude earthquake that rattled the North Coast in the early morning hours of Dec. 20, 2022. (KAEF)
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On December 20, 2022 a 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit rural Humboldt County in the early morning, followed by over 60 substantial aftershocks. The small towns and Tribal communities hit the worst have left community members without housing, power, and...

Why We Can't Build a Fire-Resilient Future without Worker Justice

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Navigating the threat of wildfire is an ongoing reality of life in Sonoma County . From 2017 to 2020, fires burned more than 300,000 acres across the county, resulting in devastating losses to ecosystems, homes, communities, and human lives. Recent...

Amplifying Tribal-led Policy Solutions

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I’ve been reflecting on an experience I had last month. I was honored to attend the first Annual Northern California Tribal Policy Summit held in Arcata, California. Hundreds of leaders, survivors, legislators, and funders gathered to address the...

Call to Action: Paying Our Shuumi Land Tax

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In philanthropy, how do we steward resources back to the lands and communities that have experienced historical inequities? While it will not undo centuries of harm, it is a first step toward repair. NCG recognizes that we must move beyond optical...

My NCG Birthday Wish for Philanthropy 

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Still, it was worth noting, as the last two years were unlike anything professionally in the 28 years that proceeded it. A global pandemic, climate crises, economic destabilization, and assaults on democratic institutions occurring during a racial...

A Tribute to Gwen Walden, A Powerhouse for Philanthropy

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We recently lost a powerhouse in our field. Gwen Walden was the Senior Managing Director at Arabella Advisors' San Francisco office. She had a long history in our community and sector serving on the Boards of the East Bay Community Foundation, the...


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