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NCG Blog
Aug 18, 2022

Midterm Elections 2022: Considering Democracy Dollars

Midterm elections provide voters the opportunity to assess and signal if the current presidential administration, federal elected officials, and local elected leaders are meeting their needs. This November, California voters will have the opportunity to cast their votes and determine the make-up of the Senate and House through the next presidential election in 2024.

Member Voices
Aug 17, 2022

What We're Reading: Funding Trans Liberation

by Aldita Gallardo, Program Officer for the Fund for Trans Generations, Borealis Philanthropy

Last year in July 2021, NCG hosted a conversation with trans women of color leaders and queer/trans funder advocates–including the Akonadi Foundation, Borealis Philanthropy, Funders for LGBTQ Issues, Horizons Foundation, and Solidaire–to highlight trans leadership and dispel myths that BIPOC trans leaders and their organizations were being adequately resourced, even in the Bay Area. 

Member Voices
Aug 9, 2022

NCG Member Spotlight: A Conversation with Irvine Foundation’s Amy Saxton

As a part of our Member Spotlight series, we spoke with Amy Saxton, Vice President of Program Development at The James Irvine Foundation. Amy shared how she is approaching her work, program strategy, and where others can jump in to collaborate.

Announcement/Press Release
Jul 13, 2022

Announcing Jaime Kemmer Woods as NCG's First-Ever Director of Strategy and Partnerships

NCG is excited to share the Office of the CEO is growing! Jaime Kemmer Woods (she/her) has joined NCG as the first-ever Director of Strategy and Partnerships. Jaime brings more than 15 years of experience in social impact work having held various roles from direct service and grantmaking to development. 

NCG Blog
Jun 30, 2022

What We’re Reading: The Housing Solution Edition

COVID-19 had housing advocates worried. The underlying causes of homelessness – structural racism, income inequality, and lack of affordable housing – were exacerbated by the pandemic and were going to add to the problem. 

Member Voices
Jun 30, 2022

Clarifying Purpose: Zellerbach Family Foundation’s Shifts Toward a More Equitable Region

by Allison Magee, President, and Executive Director, Zellerbach Family Foundation and NCG Board Member

Recently, Northern California Grantmakers and philanthropic research and strategy firm Open Impact released Get it Right: 5 Shifts Philanthropy Must Make Towards an Equitable Region, a report funded by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

Announcement/Press Release
Jun 22, 2022

Announcing Katie Oran as Climate and Disaster Resilience Fellow

We're thrilled to share that we are expanding NCG's capacity around climate and disaster resilience. Katie Oran (she/her) has joined NCG as its first-ever Climate and Disaster Resilience Fellow playing a central role in supporting the development of regional and statewide strategies. Katie brings experience in climate adaption, disaster response, land use planning, climate justice organizing, and wildfire mitigation. 


Announcement/Press Release
Jun 20, 2022

2021 Annual (Not) Report

Like many organizations, in addition to doing our day-to-day work, we spent 2021 planning for a much different future.