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May 23, 2018

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, David & Lucile Packard Foundation, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation have announced the launch of a new online course to help grantees understand the laws governing their lobbying activity. The free course is designed for U.S. public charities and their equivalents who are seeking funding from a private foundation to support advocacy work.

April 26, 2018

NCG member, Masha Chernyak of the Latino Community Foundation recently spoke at our event, Social Justice in Disaster. She touched on relationship building with grantees and what trust brings to the way we do grantmaking. Hear more about her take on relationships with nonprofits and why love is a key ingredient.

April 26, 2018

After twenty years of remarkable service to foundations and the local nonprofit community, NCG member Mary Gregory will be retiring this month from her role as Vice President of Community Alliance at Pacific Foundation Services. Thank you for your years of dedication, Mary! 

March 5, 2018

NCG Member O2 Initiatives has announced the recipients of their annual O2 Sabbatical Award. Please join us in congratulating this year’s awardees from San Francisco, Alameda and Contra Costa Counties...

January 18, 2018

NCG member the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation announced yesterday that Emiko Ono has been named the new Program Director of its Performing Arts Program. Emiko has been a sharp and engaging member of NCG's Arts Loan Fund Steering Committee since 2011. Join us in congratulating her on the new role!

January 18, 2018

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation announced David Orr as its new chair of the Board of Trustees. Congratulations David!

January 3, 2018

Join us in congratulating Jamie Allison-Hope on her appointment as the Walter & Elise Haas Fund's new Executive Director!

January 2, 2018

With little documentation on hand about the Smiths, who are both deceased, the May and Stanley Charitable Trust engaged researchers in four countries to learn about their lives and experiences, which influenced the values and interests reflected in their philanthropic legacy.

December 13, 2017

NCG member the Kenneth Rainin Foundation has promoted Adriana Griñó from Arts Program Associate to Arts Program Officer. Congratulations Adriana!