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October 5, 2017

Although women make up almost 50% of the physics students in high school, physics and astronomy have the lowest percentages of women professionals out of all STEM fields. The Heising-Simons Foundation is helping to increase the percentage - hear from Cyndi Atherton, on why this kind of funding should be built in, not extra. 

October 5, 2017

NCG member the Women's Foundation of California recently announced the hiring of Rozella "Rozie" Kennedy as its new Chief Development Officer. Welcome to the community Rozie!

October 2, 2017

"Some of the largest foundations in the country have started to fill a portion of this resource gap, but more focus and resources are needed to support the organizations engaged in critical census education and promotion."

September 20, 2017

NCG member the Kenneth Rainin Foundation has appointed Carla Bryant as its new Director, Education Strategy & Ventures. Congrats and welcome to the NCG community, Carla!

September 18, 2017

NCG Member the Community Foundation Santa Cruz County has announced its hire of Susan True as its new CEO. Join us in congratulating her on her new role. 

September 14, 2017

Oakland, Calif. - In light of recent events and a political climate that seeks to threaten local communities of color, the Akonadi Foundation will accept applications for funding to its So Love Can Win Community Response Fund through November 15.

September 7, 2017

The Libra Foundation is pleased to announce the selection of Crystal Hayling as its new Executive Director. “At this pivotal time in our country’s history, we want to keep pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in social change philanthropy,” said Regan Pritzker, the family member who led the search process.

September 7, 2017

NCG member The San Francisco Foundation announced the hiring of Erin Reynolds as its new Marketing and Communications Officer. Join us in welcoming her to the NCG community!

September 6, 2017

“Housing, housing, housing.” That’s how Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner answered when recently asked about his priorities for this coming week. And with good reason, with tens of thousands still in emergency temporary shelters and an estimate of hundreds of thousands of houses destroyed or damaged, finding adequate housing will be an enormous challenge.

August 24, 2017

The acts over the past weeks have forced difficult reflections locally, across the country, and around the world. We are forced to reckon with the history of our nation, our individual roles in learning from our past, and collectively ensuring that it remains something we grow from as a society.

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