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What We’re Reading: Gender Justice & Trans Communities Edition

Release Date: 
06/17/2021
The realities, challenges, and larger context of what Black and brown trans communities are facing locally and nationally are not well-known to funders or to our society in general. The list of articles here showcase Bay Area trans leaders and their...

A Vision for NCG (and the People Making it Happen)

Release Date: 
06/17/2021
Truth is, I’ve been skeptical of membership groups for funders. Why should foundations put precious resources toward these groups — philanthropy-serving organizations? Is it helping the communities at the core of our missions? But then I experienced...

The Foundations of Racial Equity

Release Date: 
05/14/2021
As the movement moment that emerged in 2020 continues to expand in its breadth and importance, the entirety of the philanthropic sector wrestles with a fundamental question: what can we do that will make meaningful change in the conditions that have...

Meet the Moment: The Greatest Barrier to Racial Equity is Leadership

Release Date: 
05/13/2021
Recently, Dwayne Marsh, CEO of Northern California Grantmakers, and I were reflecting on how many foundations in our memberships are looking to change direction and move toward racial equity. In an ice-bucket-style challenge, Dwayne posted his...

What We're Reading: Criminal Justice Edition

Release Date: 
05/13/2021
This May marks the anniversary of what many have referred to as the beginning of new moment of racial reckoning in the U.S. On May 25, 2020, a world confined by a global pandemic witnessed George Floyd, a Black, 46-year-old, father, son and brother...

This Is Why Confronting Microaggressions Is so Difficult

Release Date: 
04/27/2021
On my very first week of work in philanthropy, I was tasked with hand delivering an important document to the board chair. His office was located in a big, beautiful, glassed skyscraper in downtown San Francisco. It didn’t matter that very few...

Investing in Latino-led Organizations like our Lives Depend on It

Release Date: 
04/27/2021
In California, the Newsom administration recently made a bold pronouncement that opened COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to Californians 16 years and older on April 15th — an incredible milestone after a year of challenges that fueled a renewed drive...

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